People who have intrinsic goals (such as being more skilled or compassionate) tend to be happier than those with extrinsic goals (making more money or buying a nicer car, for instance), says Jim Hjort, a licensed clinical social worker who founded the Right Life Project based on this idea. The first is creating a mental habit of paying attention to what makes us happy and the second is designing our lives so it is easier to do those things. It may sound simple, but think about how often you portray a certain persona or facade to the world, all the while feeling completely different on the inside.
Remain Positive- It's important to be positive at all times even when you feel down. Take it head on. Sometimes the best way to deal with negative things in your life is to take them head on Reaching a resolution or at least working towards one will likely make you feel better about just about any situation.
Be open; share your thoughts and feelings with the people closest to you. Point 3 really resonates with me as I always have a very strong gut feeling and I've learned to listen to it because it's always right in one way or another. Every day, you're exposed to thousands of ads showing you all these happy people.
Don't spend your free time feeling bad about things that have happened. And people who were emotionally closer to the pets also tended to have deeper ties to the humans in their lives. You can make adjustments starting today that will instantly help you feel better, think more clearly, and live more effectively.
Because of salmon-rich rivers, gigantic forests growing on the edge of bountiful seas, and a profuse plant life of berries, food, and medicine, the native people of the Pacific Northwest had time to develop rich animistic mythologies and art forms reflecting that abundance.
Picturing what you want to accomplish or the person you'd like to be can be a great motivator to getting you there and helping you feel more positive about the distance you have to go yet. When you're trying to change your life, you have to surround yourself with the people who share similar dreams or who have achieved what you wish to achieve.
We risk falling into depression and then living our entire lives from a dark, fearful and very cold place. Success starts from home, so does living an engaging life. When you find yourself thinking negatively, pause and refocus your thoughts In time, your brain will be able to do this more easily on its own.
It's amazing how much more alive you feel when you get up early and start getting things done. If you surround yourself with negative people then your life will be filled with negativity, and the opposite is true also, being around positive, happy people make you aspire to be positive and happy.
Spend time with your parents, children, family, and friends. The major reason why so many people struggle greatly to be happy can be attributed to the way the brain processes and analyzes what happens to them in life. I just became willing to change and every day I make a conscious decision to seek happiness and serenity in my life.
Several studies have found that time spent with friends and family makes a big difference to how happy we feel, generally. That's the idea explored in a fascinating new book, " Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending ," written by a attract pair of renown behavioral scientists, Dr. Elizabeth Dunn and Dr. Michael Norton.
Living richly means figuring out what to spend your time, money, and energy on—and what to ignore. One of the simplest and most profound ways we can align with loving perceptions each day is to practice setting an intention every morning when we wake up. This intention can be very simple: Just say to yourself, I choose happiness—and feel it.