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Loveyourthoughts. The Human Mind » Deep Spirits. Test your happiness. Psychologists say it is possible to measure your happiness. This test designed by psychologist Professor Ed Diener from the University of Illinois, takes just a minute to complete. To find out how happy you are just look at the five statements below and decide whether you agree or disagree using a 1-7 scale. Please be open and honest in your responding - remember your answers are totally private. Once you have answered all five questions press submit and we will calculate your score. You will then be able to read Professor Diener's analysis. Strongly disagree Disagree Slightly disagree Neither agree nor disagree Slightly agree Agree Strongly agree Below are five statements that you may agree or disagree with.

What makes you makes you happy To understand life satisfaction scores, it is helpful to understand some of the components that go into most people's experience of happiness. One of the most important influences on happiness is social relationships. The Art of Complex Problem Solving. Super Memory. Western Philosophy - Mind Map. The Elements of Change. ‘Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure.

The Elements of Change

But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.’ ~Shunryu Suzuki Post written by Leo Babauta. Change can be a difficult thing. I’m happy to report that after years of studying it, I’ve become fairly good at it (though happily failing all the time). What have I learned from my changes?

It can be incredibly difficult, or it can be wonderfully joyous. My Recent Changes I’ve made dozens of changes over the last few years (read My Story for a partial list), but here’s a short list of a few I’ve made just this year: Lost over 40 lbs since last year. Again, this is a short list — there are others that are less noteworthy, and probably a few I’m forgetting. The Elements of Change So what’s the joyous path to making these changes and others? Ten Lies You'll Hear Before Pursuing Your Dream. (photo: salty_soul) Unfortunately, just before you take your first step on the righteous journey to pursue your dreams, people around you, even the ones who deeply care for you, will give you awful advice.

Ten Lies You'll Hear Before Pursuing Your Dream

It’s not because they have evil intentions. It’s because they don’t understand the big picture—what your dreams, passions, and life goals mean to you. They don’t understand that, to you, the reward is worth the risk. So they try to protect you by shielding you from the possibility of failure, which, in effect, also shields you from the possibility of making your dreams a reality. As our friend Steve Jobs says: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

Here are ten ill-advised tips (lies) people will likely tell you when you decide to pursue your dreams and the reasons why they are dreadfully mistaken: 1. Someday? 2. Wrong! 3. Sure, I suppose. 4. Mark Twain's Advice for a Kick-Ass Life. “It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction.

Mark Twain's Advice for a Kick-Ass Life

Fiction has to make sense.” “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” “When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.” You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

He was a writer and also a humorist, satirist and lecturer. Twain is known for his many – and often funny – quotes. 1. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” If you don’t approve of yourself, of your behaviour and actions then you’ll probably walk around most of the day with a sort of uncomfortable feeling. This can, in a related way, be a big obstacle in personal growth. Creativity. Creativity.