8 Keys to a Happy and Fulfilling Life

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Happiness is a tricky thing. It takes ongoing effort, and doesn't always come from the things we expect it to.

It also works a little differently for everyone, but we do know of some things that contribute to lasting happiness for most people.

Happiness is more of a skill than a "thing" to obtain. It will take practice, exploration, and effort. But here are a few great things to focus on to start.

Moments pass, but over time life becomes a collection of memories lived. Never stop finding and collecting your favorite ones.

#1 - Memories

Surround yourself with people who bring you joy. Love them, laugh with them, support them when they need it, and they'll do the same for you.

#2 - Relationships

On a larger scale, relationships breed community. Another fantastic way to find purpose, fulfillment, joy,  and support.

#3 - Community

A sturdy brick wall needs mortar between the bricks. Likewise, your life needs blank space in between the busy parts to breathe,  process, and enjoy.

#4 - Negative Space

Life gains its flavor from the things that drive us. Your mission may be personal, professional, or spiritual. This purpose is an essential source of fulfillment.

#5 - Purpose

Aim to live your life by the choices and actions of someone you would respect. Live your values in order to find deep personal satisfaction.

#6 - Self-Respect

Some situations are unquestionably good and others are undeniably difficult. Yet most moments rely heavily on how we interpret them.

#7 - A Positive Attitude

Living by your values and leading the way for others empowers fulfillment and countless opportunities for joy.

#8 - Leadership

Happiness takes work, and it's not always as simple as we'd like it to be. Still, there are many ways you can continue to bring new sources of joy and satisfaction into your life to ease the way.

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