Humans: we are all different, each and every one of us. We all have at least one very specific thing in common, however: we strive to be happy. We want education, a good job, a budding social life and a close circle of family and friends because we believe they will make us happy. Often times we get caught up in being happier than we already are. We strive for the next level, as if preparing ourselves for a mental war in which staying positive and having a solid happiness foundation are the only things that will help us get through it in one piece.
How does one become happier? This is a difficult question to answer, since everyone’s definition of happiness seems to differ. Something that makes one person happy might not mean anything to someone else.
Being positive through all the hardships and obstacles we have to face in this world is sometimes, seemingly, impossible. That is why there are so many experts out there who have dedicated their lives to teaching other people about happiness, fulfillment and self motivation and development through writing, speaking and more. They call themselves positivity experts, and they are here to help you succeed in any and all the areas of life in which you find yourself struggling.
A positivity expert is someone who specializes in personal development and positive thinking. Positivity experts are motivational speakers, authors of inspiring books and coaches for ordinary people who want to believe they can be extraordinary. Here is a list of some of the top positivity experts you can follow on Facebook for even more inspirational quotes, pep talks and more.
Gretchen Rubin is a bestselling author of The Happiness Project. She writes about happiness as a lifestyle to help other people live happier, easier. She believes that our habits need to be centered around happiness or we cannot be truly happy. Good habits, she promises, will lead us all to a happier life. On her Facebook page you will find links to her podcast episodes, blog posts and other articles she has written and/or wishes to share with her followers.
Dr. Christine Carter has written several books related to happiness using her background as a sociologist to research positivity and how to find and maintain happiness in life. She blogs about positivity and motivation and has had work published on sites such as The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Followers of her Facebook page will see a much more personal side to Dr. Carter as she posts positive updates and thoughts about family life, quotes, articles and even videos.
3. Britt Reints
Britt Reints is an author and host of the In Pursuit of Happiness blog. She calls herself the ‘czar of happiness.’ She writes about ways people can practice being happier throughout their everyday lives. Positivity leads to happiness, so her expertise is perfect whether you are generally a positive person or need to work on building better and happier habits. Followers of her Facebook page will be met with blog posts and articles, inspirational thoughts and quotes and an all around positive attitude to help get them through the day.
4. Jon Gordon
Jon Gordon is a bestselling author, public speaker and coach. His company trains and coaches people to live more positive, fulfilling and productive lives. He turns business enthusiasts into hard working and positive professionals. On his Facebook page you will find inspirational status updates (sort of like short, uplifting blog posts in your news feed), positive photo and text quotes daily and more.
5. Shawn Achor
Shawn Achor is a happiness researcher, author and speaker. He is the founder of Good Think Inc. His work serves as a constant reminder that as humans, we choose whether or not to be happy despite the external forces that attempt to prevent us from staying positive. The same way you can choose to be happy, you can also choose to follow Achor’s Facebook page. He is frequent to post and share articles featuring positive messages and stories, as well as positive thinking tips and how to work and live as happily as possible.
6. Aymee Coget
Aymee Coget is the founder of Happiness for Human Kind. She has dedicated her work and her life to helping people live happier and maintain that positivity and happiness no matter what. Happiness for Human Kind promises visitors a ‘happiness makeover,’ and posts on Coget’s Facebook page make it easy to find the tips and advice you will need to sustain a happy life.
Valorie Burton is a speaker, author and life coach who has dedicated her professional life to helping people learn to be happier. Her Facebook page is filled with short yet inspirational status updates that will help you stay positive even on your worst days. She consistently tells her followers to “listen to the message your frustration is trying to send you” and “just because you feel like giving up doesn’t mean you should.” These daily small doses of positive energy will lift you up each time you need it.
What are you searching for in life? New ways to stay positive, even when it seems pointless? The thing about happiness many never seem to grasp is that you cannot always find true happiness on your own. Sometimes it takes the gentle push of a friend, a family member or even a stranger to get you moving in the right direction again. While you might think, “I can handle this,” sometimes you can’t. If following positivity experts on social media is your first step to living a happier, more positive life, then it’s a step that was worth taking.
While all the positivity experts out there have different views and tips for staying positive throughout your life, one common thread runs through them all: it is, in the end, up to you. You are the one that will need to take the advice you read and hear and apply it to your own life. Once you do that, you really will be happier after all.