What to Learn from Annoyingly Happy People

They're perennially perky -- even when pounding away on the elliptical machine -- and always genuinely happy to see you. They're a little irritating at times, but turns out they can also teach you a thing or two about being happy (11 Photos)

Ronnie Koenig on Aug 9, 2012 at 6:02PM

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What to Learn from Annoyingly Happy People

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Say "No"

When most of us say no to a favor or invitation, we end up feeling awful. But happy people know that saying “no” to someone else is really saying “yes” to their own life.

“If there are two words that are keys to contentment, they are ‘limits’ and ‘boundaries,’” says Reiss. “Prioritizing the must-do items on our lists is essential, after which the should-do list must be narrowed down with polite but firm no-can-do responses.”

Try saying no to a non-essential or boring invitation and see how freeing it feels!

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