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Happy Thoughts: Here are the things proven to make you happier:

Happy Thoughts: Here are the things proven to make you happier:
Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use. First, yeah, a good chunk of happiness is controlled by your genes but there’s a lot you can do to make yourself happier. Many of these techniques have been repeatedly tested and even worked with the clinically depressed. Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude I can’t emphasize this one enough. Showing gratitude for the good things you have is the most powerful happiness boosting activity there is. It will make you happier. It will improve your relationships. It can make you a better person. It can make life better for everyone around you. Bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists. Every night before you go to bed write three good things that happened to you that day. There’s a second lesson here: the reverse is also true. Wanna make yourself and someone else extremely happy? Do what you are good at as often as you can Think about the best possible version of yourself and move toward that. Money is good. Give Savor 1.

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Improve Your Life: What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life? 10 things that scientific research shows can help improve your life. 1) Get out in nature You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, there’s research that says you do.) Brain Diet Let me start with a question: what is more important than that grey matter between your ears? We all know the answer to that question and that is why I am going to show you a Brain Diet that will dramatically improve your ability to learn, your memory and your congition in general. What you eat and drink (and a few lifestyle changes) can actually rebuild your brain no matter what your age. Remember: your brain and memory are what determines your personality, your intelligence, your ability to function in your career and relationships and even your sexuality. And how many of you reading this want to end up like Uncle Harold, talking to himself in some home where he can't remember what happened 30 seconds ago? You need your brain.

The Psychology of Self-Control by Maria Popova “Everyone’s self-control is a limited resource; it’s like muscle strength: the more we use it, the less remains in the tank, until we replenish it with rest.” Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for self-help books and to-do apps and productivity tools is any indication, a great many of us still struggle with either understanding the psychology of habit and willpower or applying it to what really matters. In Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick (public library), psychologist Jeremy Dean illuminates an important common misconception about how willpower shapes our habits and behaviors:

Want to Know What Really Makes You Happy? Try Tracking It - H. James Wilson Throughout our careers and lives, the big decisions we have to make usually lead back to a single, overriding concern: What really makes me happy? Too often we try to answer these questions without knowing or understanding the real data from our lives. Our self-analysis devolves into speculation or wishful thinking. Over the past month or so, I’ve been collaborating with Harvard Business Review to develop a quick self-test to determine individual readiness for understanding your own data through the world of auto-analytics.

» 13 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Happier Person 1. Spend money on other people. Spending money on other people instead of yourself makes you feel happier, a study published in “Psychological Bulletin” found. How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails How to make your life better? All you need is email. I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with implementing changes because it seems like a major undertaking. It doesn’t have to be. The Roller Coaster Relationship With An Alcoholic/Addict: When Do You Get Off the Ride?  Not soon enough and never! Relationships are difficult; whether it is the ongoing give and take of two people sharing their lives, understanding and communicating with our children or just getting along with co-workers and friends. Add to the mix a silent partner like drugs or alcohol, and the difficulty factor increases substantially. So what or where or when is our breaking point? For everyone it's different.

30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself To quote Maria Robinson, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” This couldn’t be any closer to the truth in my opinion. However, before a transformation can begin, you have to stop yourself from doing the things that have been holding you back and preventing your transformation. Sunnie Toelle: The Happiness Tipping Point "I think it's here," Prof. Martin Seligman said as he made a blue dot only millimeters to the left of the tipping point on the diffusion of innovations graph I had sketched in my Moleskine notebook. Martin Seligman, the "father of positive psychology," had just lectured on Well-being at Work to over 500 business professionals at the Positive Business Forum in Milan. The two-day conference can be understood as the latest manifestation of a larger global phenomenon, labeled by the media as the "happiness movement" or "happiness industry." With initiatives springing up in every sector -- academic, cultural, spiritual, economic, public and private -- what is the big picture?

The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades, by Lori Weiss Somewhere in West Tennessee, not far from Graceland, nine women -- or "The 9 Nanas," as they prefer to be called -- gather in the darkness of night. At 4am they begin their daily routine -- a ritual that no one, not even their husbands, knew about for 30 years. They have one mission and one mission only: to create happiness. And it all begins with baked goods. “One of us starts sifting the flour and another washing the eggs,” explained Nana Mary Ellen, the appointed spokesperson for their secret society. “And someone else makes sure the pans are all ready.

10 things happy people don't care for In my own personal journey of trying to be a better person, I realised that it was all about aiming to be happy. Nothing more, nothing less. When you’re happy, you’re effectively better in every aspect of your life. Does the Alcoholic/Addict Bring Out the Worst in You?  If there is one thing that my clients have reported through my years of counseling is the common thread or hue and cry that they don't like whom they have become, what they have turned into since dealing with their loved one's addiction issues. They have trouble recognizing themselves and are convinced that there is a wicked witch sprouting out of every orifice. Rest easy -- this witch has not been lying dormant and isn't really who you are, but what you might have become as desperation and frustration has taken over your senses of all normalcy. So what are some of the reasons that we have gone from the caring, respectful and kind person that we know we are and all of our friends can attest to? • Frustration -- Nothing is more exasperating than when the alcoholic/addict refuses to accept his addictive situation fully. • Poor communication -- Communication is almost non-existent.

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