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Be Happier. Useful (self-improvement) Websites. The science of happiness explained in one infographic. Positive psychology interventions. Psychlopedia -- Key concepts -- Concepts associated with wellbeing -- Positive psychology interventions Jump to the comments Section Overview A variety of interventions have been developed to facilitate positive emotions, wellbeing, growth, creativity, relationships, fulfillment, and other desirable consequences (for related interventions, see appreciative inquiry and loving-kindness meditation).

Positive psychology interventions

These interventions are, collectively, sometimes called positive psychology interventions (for possible mechanisms that underlie the benefits, see broaden and build theory). To illustrate, in one study, Fordyce (1983) examined the utility of a program that was designed to enhance happiness, called the 14 fundamentals of happiness. Across several studies, some of the participants were exposed to this program. The happiness program did increase happiness. The Happiness Project: Tips: Ten tips for being happier. Every Wednesday is Tip Day.

The Happiness Project: Tips: Ten tips for being happier.

This Wednesday: 10 tips for being happier. I blog regularly for Real Simple, on Simply Stated, and I was very HAPPY when they asked me to write something for the print magazine. A lot of people saw this article in the magazine, and when it was picked up on the Yahoo! Home page, a lot more people saw it. Finally it occurred to me to post this list on my own blog. These aren’t necessarily the most essential tips for being happy — I tried to include strategies that might not otherwise occur to people. 1. 2. 3. Add Finding Happiness to a Personal Growth Plan: Learn to Cheer Up with Secrets of Happiness from Positive Psychology. The secrets of happiness have been discovered in recent studies conducted by positive psychology researchers.

Add Finding Happiness to a Personal Growth Plan: Learn to Cheer Up with Secrets of Happiness from Positive Psychology

Their findings have led to the development and validation of interventions everyone can use to include finding happiness in their personal growth plans. The uses and abuses of 'happiness' The happiness 'movement' has the potential to transform society, but do its proponents know what they're doing?

The uses and abuses of 'happiness'

William Davies sets out four strands of the debate - philosophical, statistical, economical and psychological - and shows how confusion between them is hindering progress The launch of Action for Happiness last week generated yet more debate about the meaning and value of happiness. On top of the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) ‘national debate’ on how to define and measure ‘national wellbeing’, one can scarcely open a newspaper nowadays without discovering more political, scientific or pseudo-scientific pronouncements about what does or doesn’t make us happy. Action for Happiness. The Pursuit of Happiness: Can We Have an Economy of Well-Being? - Up Front Blog. At this year’s American Economic Association meetings in Denver, there were the usual panels on topics like the financial crisis and the real estate market.

The Pursuit of Happiness: Can We Have an Economy of Well-Being? - Up Front Blog

More unusual was a session on whether happiness measures should replace GNP. The latter was written up (rather skeptically) by The Wall Street Journal. That same month there was a similar panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, with Jeffrey Sachs, the once wunderkind of free markets, calling for happiness as the next United Nations Millennium Development Goal. That session was written up (less skeptically) by The New York Times. How to increase serotonin in the human brain without drugs.

The Anatomy Of A Thank You Note – Krrb’s Guide To Expressing Gratitude With Style ~ Krrb Blog. First off, if you can get your hands on a kid who is just learning to write and then convince said kid to write (or make a good go at writing) "Thanks" on a piece of paper that you can put into an envelope and send, you are golden.

The Anatomy Of A Thank You Note – Krrb’s Guide To Expressing Gratitude With Style ~ Krrb Blog

Your job is done. Who is not going to be touched by a child's early attempts at writing? Nothing says thank you like a note written by a 4 year old. But for those who don’t have the monk-like patience it takes to elicit the above pictured type of work from a pre-schooler, there is hope. 11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People.

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11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People

Since 2009 the site has curated hundreds of interesting letters, telegrams, memos and faxes, from famous people, regular people, and even fictional people. We took advantage of their hard work and rounded up these 11 thank you (and one thanks-for-nothing) letters from their archives. 1. Thank You for the Dream You Sent Me Once upon a time (1989), a little girl named Amy sent a bottle of colored water, oil and glitter to Roald Dahl, who knew right away that this was a dream in a bottle inspired by his book, The BFG.

Dear Amy,I must write a special letter and thank you for the dream in the bottle. 2. When your job involves leaving the planet to walk on the nearest rocky body, it’s important that the people who build your equipment do things the right way. Self Improvement. A resource for increasing your capacity for happiness through simple exercises. Positive Psychology Exercises for Life Happiness: Psychology Studies to Improve Relationships and Bring Happiness. Five easy positive psychology exercises can help you improve your relationship and be happier.

Positive Psychology Exercises for Life Happiness: Psychology Studies to Improve Relationships and Bring Happiness

Each of these exercises, resulting from psychology studies, offer the benefits of greater happiness, contentment, and life satisfaction. AutonomyExpress your individuality The more autonomy and freedom of choice in your life, the happier you are. Look for opportunities in your daily life, at work and home, to express your free choice and independence. Organize your space.Devote some time to activities you enjoy Bad Feelings Fade Positive psychology researcher Dan Gilbert finds that people systematically over-estimate the duration of their feelings about both positive and negative future events. The future isn't as bright as you hope nor as dim as you fear.Adjust your expectations accordingly.