#7. Be accountable
Happy people are accountable. They own up to their actions. For that reason, they work to do the right thing. They’re not looking to get the upper-hand in a transaction or to sneak a win in some unscrupulous way. By being accountable for their actions, they don’t have to deal with the stress and worry of hiding out or masking their behavior. The amount of stressed placed on us by trying to deceive others and find scapegoats can become overwhelming, robbing us of any potential for happiness whatsoever.