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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Focus on Now

While you’ve got a million lists running through your head (call the office, do laundry, make and eat for dinner), happy women are living in the moment -- whether they’re working, exercising or hanging out with friends.

“We often equate thinking with doing,” says David M. Reiss, MD, a psychiatrist in private practice in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. “You may feel guilty if you aren’t thinking about an outstanding issue while doing something else. But the reality is, you should be enjoying the moment.”

No matter how stressful life can be, learn to really be present at whatever you’re doing. If you spend your time worrying about what’s next, you’ll never have any fun! 

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