21 Habits of Happy People. “Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Happiness is one aspiration all people share.
No one wants to be sad and depressed. We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials. I’m not saying happy people don’t feel grief, sorrow or sadness; they just don’t let it overtake their life. The following are 21 things happy people make a habit of doing: 1. Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. 2. Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. The Psychology of Happiness: 13 Steps to a Better Life. We think we know what will make us happy, but we don’t.
Many of us believe that money will make us happy, but it won’t. Except for the very poor, money cannot buy happiness. Instead of dreaming of vast wealth, we should dream of close friends and healthy bodies and meaningful work. The psychology of happiness Several years ago, James Montier, a “global equity strategist”, took a break from investing in order to publish a brief overview of existing research into the psychology of happiness [PDF]. Montier learned that happiness comprises three components: About 50% of individual happiness comes from a genetic set point. If we have no control over our genetic “happy point”, and if we have little control over our circumstances, then it makes sense to focus on those things that we can do to make ourselves happy.
What does not bring happiness? The happiness paradox Writing in The Washington Post last June, Shankar Vedantam described recent research into this subject. Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Laws of Simplicity.
The myths of happiness. WHEN MY CHILDREN WERE YOUNG, my wife and I focused our child-rearing efforts on nurturing intellectual enthusiasm, self-discipline, kindness, empathy, honesty, and ambition.
I don’t think we spent 10 minutes worrying about whether our kids were going to be happy. Of course they were. How could they not? They had loving and attentive parents who got along well with each other and grandparents who doted on them, they went to good schools, and they lived in a warm and supportive community. As my kids got older, approaching the age of the students I taught, a light bulb suddenly went on in my blinkered brain. Daily Personal Inventory. Top 10 Most Inspiring Quotes of Lao Tzu. Lao Tzu was the most important spiritual Chinese sage.
His name, which is also often called Laozi, literally means “Old Master” and is generally considered an honorific. He lived in the 6th century BC, at the same time as Confucius, who was born a generation after Lao Tzu. He once sought out Lao Tzu who told him “Strip yourself of your proud airs and numerous desires, your complacent demeanor and excessive ambitions. They won’t do you any good. This is all I have to say you.” Lao Tzu is the father of the Chinese spiritual tradition Taoism, mainly because of his text called Tao te Ching (Tao: the way of all life, te: the fit use of life by men, ching: text or classic). It is based on the Tao (The Way), which is the creator and sustainer of all things in the Universe, and the practice of doing by nondoing (wu-wei) that enables the disciple to unite with the Tao.
Lao Tzu wrote his only book Tao Te Ching just before he walked away from the Chou empire he served. 1. 2. Confucius says: The Top 10 Quotes by Confucius. Confucius is one of the most quoted personalities ever.
He is so popular that there is a special “Confucius says …” joke-selection, I mean who can say to have this kind of achievement ;) Confucius, whose name literally means “Master Kong”, lived 551-479 BCE. He was a Chinese thinker and philosopher, whose teachings have deeply influenced not only Asian thought and life. He presented himself as a “transmitter who invented nothing” and he really pointed out the importance of learning, which is one reason he is seen by Chinese people as “The Greatest Master”. Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Tips – The Positivity Blog.
Ed Diener, Subjective Well-Being. WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY? Social Policy Implications of the New Happiness Research In the last ten years, psychology has finally started to deliver the goods — hard facts about what causes human happiness.
The results have been astonishing, but their social implications have not sparked any serious public debate: (1) Almost all humans are surprisingly happy almost all the time. 90% of Americans report themselves to be "very happy" or "fairly happy". Also, almost everyone thinks that they are happier than the average person. To a first approximation, almost everyone is near the maximum on the happiness dimension, and this has been true throughout history as far back as we have reliable records. Romance Can Be Maintained in Long-term Relationships. By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M.
Grohol, Psy.D. on March 22, 2009 Despite popular belief, long-term relationships do not necessarily progress into a companionship/friendship-type love. Romantic love can last a lifetime and lead to happier, healthier relationships, suggests a new study. “Many believe that romantic love is the same as passionate love,” said lead researcher Bianca P. Acevedo, Ph.D, then at Stony Brook University (currently at University of California, Santa Barbara). “It isn’t. These findings appear in the March issue of Review of General Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association. Acevedo and co-researcher Arthur Aron, Ph.D, reviewed 25 studies with 6,070 individuals in short- and long-term relationships to find out whether romantic love is associated with more satisfaction. They also looked at 10 long-term relationship studies comprising middle-aged couples who were typically married 10 years or more.
ThinkNice.com. Quotes can pick you up when you are down, give purpose and meaning to those in need, and turn a bad day into a good one.
Quotes also sometimes shed light onto the personalities of figures from the past and provide inspiration of all kinds. Below we have a collection of cute, inspirational and artistic quotes designed to be printed out and used as wall pin-ups. :zenhabits.