12 Reasons Being Happy is Seriously Hot

So much energy is spent on worrying about physical appearance that it can be easy to overlook the things that really matter, like what’s inside and all that. As corny as it sounds, it’s really true, and in the long run, being a truly happy person is going to mean more than anything else. Here’s why being happy is seriously hot.

  1. You’re a joy to be around. Happy people make other people feel good, and people love to be around people who make them feel good.
  2. Your face looks more beautiful with a smile on it. Okay, we still care about our looks a little. Happier people just look better than those who are miserable. Think of the woman at work with a perma scowl on her face – no one wants to see that.
  3. You’re more open to the world around you. You’re comfortable in your own skin, which means you’re likely far more open to the world and the people in it and you want to get to know them.
  4. You make healthier choices. Happy people tend to make lifestyle choices that support their good nature, not threaten it.
  5. Happiness and confidence are linked. Whether you’re happy because you’re confident in what you do or vice versa, it shows that you’ve got it going on to the outside world.
  6. You live in the moment. The present is easier to enjoy when you’re happy, and it means you don’t spend time dwelling over things that have happened in the past or worrying about what might happen in the future. You’re here for now, and that’s hot.
  7. Life is more fun when you appreciate the little things. When you’re happy, even the little things are exciting, which makes life an adventure, as it should always be. Who wouldn’t want to join in on your adventure?
  8. It means you’re whole as you are. You might have tons of things you haven’t accomplished yet, but you still feel like a worthy person in the meantime.
  9. If you’re happy, you’re strong. It’s not always easy to be happy, life is hard. But when you manage to overcome obstacles repeatedly and grow into a happy person, no one can take away the foundation that you’ve built along the way.
  10. You make the best of everything. Again, being happy doesn’t mean life is always fairy tales and cupcakes, but it does mean that you have a better shot of seeing the silver lining in pretty much everything that comes your way.
  11. You’re constantly growing as a person. Stagnation is never hot, it’s the emotional equivalent of that perma scowl. Happy people continue to grow and don’t fear that change will disrupt their sense of self.
  12. You’ve got a passion for life. Being passionate about everything you experience and everyone in your life  takes it up a notch on the heat scale.
Kate Ferguson is a Los Angeles local and freelance writer for a variety of blog and magazine genres. When she's not writing, the UC Davis graduate is focused on pursuits of the entertainment industry, spin class, and hot sauce. Look for article links, updates, (and the occasional joke) on Twitter @KateFerg or @WriterKateFerg, or check out her personal blog ThatsRandomKate.blogspot.com