What do you need to be happy? Is it a big house? A great career? The freedom to do whatever you want? Of course, the requirements for happiness will vary from one person to another. However, there are many things common to most happy people. Since we all want to be happy, researchers have been busy on the topic. Opinions vary, but these things are likely to add to your … [Read more...] about What Does It Really Take to be Happy?
How much does it take to be happy? Americans have more than just about any other society in the world, yet we are far from the happiest country, based on surveys. Clearly, owning a lot of stuff isn’t the key to happiness. However, we’re programmed to believe that we need to continuously upgrade our lifestyle. Until your perspective changes, it will be challenging to find the … [Read more...] about Simplify Your Life and Discover Greater Happiness
Perfectionists refuse to accept any results short of perfection. These people are often high achievers. Just as often, they are not. The urge to be perfect can be a huge disadvantage. Most perfectionists are anything but happy. When your standards are unreasonably high, you’re unlikely to have many moments in your life when you’re satisfied and content. Perfectionists … [Read more...] about The Battle Between Perfection and Happiness
Happiness is your natural state. You don’t need anything in order to be happy, but there are things that can prevent your happiness from shining through. Most of us develop bad habits that block the experience of happiness. With a little bit of work, you can reprogram yourself to eliminate many of those things that limit your happiness. Can you actually train yourself to … [Read more...] about Try a 30-Day Happiness Challenge
What do you do when you’re feeling low and want a quick boost? A recent university study tested 3 different methods for finding relief. They found a solution that costs nothing and delivers results in 12 minutes or less. Researchers at Iowa State University asked college students to walk around campus practicing specific mental techniques that were later compared. The … [Read more...] about The 12-Minute Path to Happiness