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40 Ways to Find Joy in Your Everyday Life. In this new year, why not resolve to find more joy in your everyday life?

40 Ways to Find Joy in Your Everyday Life

Joy is what makes life beautiful. It’s what gets us through challenges and allows light in to illuminate the shadows. 4 Things I Learned by Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone 850 Times in a Row. Maybe All I Need Right Now Is Myself. Error loading player: No playable sources found Maybe right now I don’t need love.

Maybe All I Need Right Now Is Myself

I don’t need a man. Maybe I just want things that are wrong for me at the moment. Should I quit my job? [Manifesto] How to Create More Meaningful Relationships. Here’s one to remind us that the first step to building great relationships (be it with our family, friends, or partners) always starts with us: (Click image for larger version)

[Manifesto] How to Create More Meaningful Relationships

Wherever You Go, There You Are. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

Wherever You Go, There You Are

—John Lennon It is one of life’s greatest ironies that, no matter how much we want to be different, wherever we go, there we are. There’s just no getting away from ourselves. Go on holiday — there we are. Win the lottery — there we are. In the attempt to get away from being with ourselves, we search for something or someone to make us happy; the grass constantly appears greener someplace else. Meanwhile, our mind is like a drunken monkey doing its best to distract us by jumping from thought to fear to drama to anything that will keep us trapped in an endless round of worries and concerns...

We are like a musk deer that has a wonderful smell in its belly yet searches the forest for that smell. 25 Tiny Changes That Will Make You a Happier Person. 10 Little Ways Confident People Live Their Lives Differently. Building up your confidence is all about taking small actions each day to feel more esteemed, worthy, and comfortable in your skin.

10 Little Ways Confident People Live Their Lives Differently

Being confident isn’t about being perfect. Instead, it’s about being willing to lean into your human imperfections and love yourself anyways. Here are 10 little ways to change your life to feel more confident every day. 1. Do what makes you feel alive. 15 Things That Happen When You Fall In Love With Your Life Instead Of A Person. 1.

15 Things That Happen When You Fall In Love With Your Life Instead Of A Person

You discover what you’re wildly passionate about, and you make time for those things. Love is beautiful, but it isn’t everything. There are so many other things to be passionate about besides a person—art, photography, music, writing, literature, sports, exercising, work—to just name a few. When you start falling in love with your life, as opposed to investing all your time and energy into a relationship, you find time for the things that light a fire within you, the things that inspire and fuel you. And your life becomes more satisfying and complete as you focus on those things rather than romance. 2. 4 Messages From The Heart You Should Never Ignore. Lifestyle 4 Messages From The Heart You Should Never Ignore Your heart is connected to something larger than your body.

4 Messages From The Heart You Should Never Ignore

Change Your Story - Wake Up and HustleWake Up and Hustle. “I don’t have enough money.”

Change Your Story - Wake Up and HustleWake Up and Hustle

“I don’t have enough knowledge to do it.” “It’s their fault I didn’t get the deal.” How To Manifest Positive Vibes - mindbodygreen. A positive vibe is a healthy emotional state that you have complete control over.

How To Manifest Positive Vibes - mindbodygreen

5 benefits of noting happy moments. If you've been following Positively Present for awhile, you might recall that, back at the beginning of 2013, I decided to create a jar of happy things to fill in the year ahead.

5 benefits of noting happy moments

During 2013, I collected my favorite moments of the year—everything from the little things, like a joke that had me cracking up, to the big things, like signing my first book deal! —by writing them down on bright scraps of paper and storing them in a jar. 20 Hard Things You Need to Do to Be Happy. The Science Behind the Smile. Artwork: Yue Minjun, Untitled, 2005, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert is widely known for his 2006 best seller, Stumbling on Happiness. His work reveals, among other things, the systematic mistakes we all make in imagining how happy (or miserable) we’ll be. In this edited interview with HBR’s Gardiner Morse, Gilbert surveys the field of happiness research and explores its frontiers.

HBR: Happiness research has become a hot topic in the past 20 years. Why? Gilbert: It’s only recently that we realized we could marry one of our oldest questions—“What is the nature of human happiness?” Psychologists have always been interested in emotion, but in the past two decades the study of emotion has exploded, and one of the emotions that psychologists have studied most intensively is happiness. How is it possible to measure something as subjective as happiness? Measuring subjective experiences is a lot easier than you think.

But isn’t the scale itself subjective? 17 Life-Changing Choices To Realize Your Dreams - mindbodygreen. Many people approach life with the perspective that life is just hard and dreams are for fools. Although there are unavoidable challenges, they don’t have to define your existence. If you embrace these 17 principles, they will actually change your life. 1. Celebrate your victories. When something positive happens, take some time to celebrate. 2. Be the person who looks forward to change. 3. What happens this year depends what you plan. 4. Setbacks will come. 5. There is no feeling like the high just after a great workout. 6. Gretchen Rubin, Author at Heleo. Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including her latest bestseller, Better Than Before, which explores the science and psychology behind habits, the blockbuster bestsellers about happiness, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home.

Rubin has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. A writer who loves to connect with her audience, Rubin has a popular blog and a top podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, where she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister, Elizabeth Craft.

Rubin started her career at Yale Law School, and was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. Positive Psychology Center. Who doesn't want to be happy? We ask experts how it's done.