People who attract happy, uplifting friends do these 10 things differently

Ever noticed how some people always seem to have friends who are just brimming with happiness and positivity?

It’s not magic or sheer luck – they’ve got some habits that draw these cheerful folks to them.

Let’s go over the 10 things these friend-magnets do differently that keeps their squad upbeat and positive.

1. They Spread Good Vibes

Picture this: You wake up, it’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining and…you’ve got a mile-long to-do list.

It’s easy to get bogged down by the pressures of everyday life, but our friend-magnets don’t let this bring them down.

Instead, they make a conscious choice to focus on the good.

Whether it’s appreciating the sunny weather, looking forward to a tasty lunch, or simply acknowledging that they woke up on the right side of the bed today – these people find little pockets of joy everywhere and share it with the world.

And guess what? This positivity is infectious.

Imagine being around someone who constantly uplifts your spirits with their positive energy – you’d want to stick around, right?

That’s exactly what happens. Their radiant positivity acts like a beacon, attracting other happy souls into their lives.

So when find yourself getting stressed or frustrated, remember this little secret: breathe in, find something good in your day and share it.

Be that person who lights up a room when they walk into it and watch as you attract others who do the same.

After all, like attracts like!

2. They’re 100% Genuine

Ever met someone who seems too good to be true? And then you realize they’re pretending to be something they aren’t? Not a great feeling, right?

Our happy-friends-magnets know this and that’s why they always keep it real.

They don’t put on a mask or pretend to be someone they’re not. They’re comfortable in their own skin, quirks and all.

They don’t mind showing their goofy side, or admitting when they’re wrong. They don’t try too hard to impress others; instead, they let their true selves shine through.

And guess what? This authenticity is incredibly attractive. It makes them relatable and trustworthy.

Happy, positive people are drawn to this kind of honesty.

They feel more comfortable opening up and being themselves around someone who’s genuine.

So, remember, next time you feel the need to put on a facade to fit in or impress someone, resist the urge.

Be yourself, with all your perfect imperfections.

Not only will it make you feel more comfortable and confident, but it’ll also attract friends who appreciate and love the real you.

3. They’re Big-Hearted

Kindness – it’s so simple, yet so powerful. I’ve found through personal experience that being kind to others is a surefire way to attract positive and cheerful folks into your life.

I remember there was this one day, when I was running late for work.

I rushed into the coffee shop, accidentally bumping into someone and spilling their coffee. Instead of getting frustrated, I apologized sincerely and bought them a new cup.

It turned out, the person was new in town and didn’t know many people.

They were grateful for the friendly interaction and we ended up becoming good friends.

They introduced me to their group of friends who were just as kind and positive.

This incident taught me an important lesson: kindness, no matter how small, never goes unnoticed. It’s a simple act that can brighten someone’s day, help you make new connections, and draw in more positive people into your life.

Don’t underestimate the power of a warm smile, a small compliment, or a simple act of kindness.

These are the things that set you apart and attract happy-go-lucky friends who appreciate your big heart.

4. They’re All Ears

Listening may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s a skill that not everyone masters.

Our friend-magnets, however, are excellent at it. They don’t just hear – they listen actively.

When someone’s talking to them, they give their full attention.

They put their phones away, maintain eye contact, and make sure the other person feels heard.

They don’t interrupt or jump to conclusions – instead, they listen to understand.

Active listening has been associated with higher levels of empathy. That means when you actively listen to someone, you’re more likely to understand and share their feelings.

Now imagine being friends with someone who genuinely understands and empathizes with you – pretty great, right?

That’s why active listeners tend to attract happy, positive friends who appreciate their listening skills.

So next time you’re in a conversation, try to really listen. Understand what the other person is saying and respond thoughtfully.

This simple act of active listening can make you a magnet for cheerful and positive friends.

5. They’re Always Cheering

One of the most beautiful things you can do for someone is to support them. Our friend-magnets know this and they never hesitate to be their friends’ biggest cheerleaders.

Whether it’s a small accomplishment like sticking to a workout routine for a week, or a big one like starting a new business, these people are always there, cheering their friends on.

They celebrate their friends’ successes, encourage them when they’re down, and believe in their dreams – even when they don’t believe in themselves.

This heartfelt support means the world to people. It gives them confidence, boosts their morale, and gives them the courage to keep going. And in turn, it fills their life with positivity and happiness.

So, if you want to attract happy, positive friends, be that supportive person in their life. Celebrate their achievements, big or small.

Encourage them when they’re feeling low. Believe in them when they’re filled with doubt.

Your unwavering support will not only help them grow but also attract more positivity into your life.

Remember, in a world where you can be anything, be kind, be supportive. It can make a world of difference in someone’s life – and yours too!

6. They Say ‘No’ to Negativity

Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows – we all have our fair share of bad days. But our friend-magnets know how to keep negativity at bay.

Let me share a personal experience. A while back, I was going through a rough phase at work. Deadlines, workload, office politics – everything seemed to be pulling me down. I found myself slipping into negativity, complaining about everything that was wrong.

That’s when I decided to take control. Instead of focusing on what was going wrong, I began to focus on what was going right.

I started maintaining a gratitude journal, jotting down three good things that happened each day.

The change was remarkable. As I focused more on the positive aspects of my life, I noticed my mood improving. I started radiating positivity and naturally began to attract more positive and happy people into my life.

So, take it from me – dodging negative vibes can significantly transform your life. Remember to focus on the good, no matter how small, and keep away from the bad as much as you can. It’s this positivity that will make you a magnet for happier friends.

7. They Applaud Success

It’s not always easy to celebrate others’ success, especially when things aren’t going great for us.

The green-eyed monster can sneak up on us, making us feel inadequate or less successful.

But you know what? Our friend-magnets tackle this head-on.

They’ve realized that someone else’s success doesn’t diminish their own. They understand that life isn’t a race or a competition.

So, they applaud when their friends succeed. They cheer them on, feeling genuinely happy for them.

And this isn’t always easy. It takes a lot of self-awareness and humility. It takes the courage to shake off any feelings of envy and replace them with admiration and happiness for others.

And the payoff? It’s huge! This kind of raw honesty and genuine joy for others’ success creates a friendly, supportive environment that attracts positive and happy people.

So, next time you find yourself battling the green-eyed monster, remember – there’s enough success for everyone.

Celebrate your friends’ achievements as if they were your own. This genuine happiness for others is what will help you attract more positive and uplifting friends into your life.

8. They Take Care of Themselves

We’ve all heard the saying, “A healthy mind in a healthy body.”

Our friend-magnets live by this mantra. They understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and how it impacts their mood and overall positivity.

They eat balanced meals, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, and take time out for relaxation.

They prioritise their physical and mental health because they know it directly affects their happiness and positivity levels.

People who engage in physical activity feel more excited and enthusiastic than those who are less active.

In fact, even simple activities like walking can boost your mood and make you feel happier.

When you’re healthy and happy, you radiate positivity that naturally attracts other happy people.

Plus, maintaining a healthy lifestyle gives you the energy and enthusiasm to engage in social activities and make new friends.

So hit that gym, grab that salad, and get your beauty sleep – your body, mind, and social circle will thank you. 

9. They Love a Good Laugh

Life can get serious sometimes, but our friend-magnets know the importance of humor. They love a good laugh and don’t hesitate to share a joke or a funny story.

I remember when I first moved to a new city. I didn’t know anyone and was feeling quite nervous.

One day, I went to a local event and met this person who had an infectious laugh and a knack for telling hilarious stories.

We instantly clicked, and before I knew it, I was introduced to their circle of friends who were just as cheerful and positive.

That experience taught me the power of humour in forming connections.

A good laugh can not only lighten the mood but also bring people together. It breaks the ice, makes everyone feel comfortable, and creates happy memories.

Your sense of humor could be the key to attracting more happy and uplifting friends into your life.

After all, who wouldn’t want to be around someone who can make them laugh out loud?

10. They Work On Themselves

Let’s face it – nobody’s perfect. We all have areas in our lives that need improvement. And our friend-magnets are no different. They’re aware of their flaws and they’re not afraid to work on them.

They read books, attend workshops, practice mindfulness – whatever it takes to become better.

They don’t just do it to impress others, but because they genuinely want to grow. They understand that personal growth is a lifelong journey and they’re in no rush.

And you know what? This dedication towards self-improvement is incredibly attractive. It shows that they value themselves and are not complacent.

It shows their determination and commitment. And these qualities are a magnet for positive, uplifting friends who are on the same journey of self-improvement.

So, don’t be hard on yourself when you stumble upon your flaws or make mistakes. Embrace them and see them for what they truly are – opportunities for growth.

Invest time in yourself and strive to become a better version of you every day.

Not only will this improve your self-esteem and happiness but also attract more positive friends into your life.

Remember, we’re all works in progress. And that’s okay. What matters is that we keep growing, keep improving, keep moving forward – at our own pace.

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Lachlan Brown

I’m Lachlan Brown, the founder, and editor of Hack Spirit. I love writing practical articles that help others live a mindful and better life. I have a graduate degree in Psychology and I’ve spent the last 15 years reading and studying all I can about human psychology and practical ways to hack our mindsets. Check out my latest book on the Hidden Secrets of Buddhism and How it Saved My Life. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Twitter.

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