Six Tips For Happiness ~ Life Is Great

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Six Tips For Happiness

1. Give yourself permission to be human. When we accept emotions -- such as
fear, sadness, or anxiety -- as natural, we are more likely to overcome them
Rejecting our emotions, positive or negative, leads to frustration and

2. Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. Whether
at work or at home, the goal is to engage in activities that are both
personally significant and enjoyable. When this is not feasible, make sure
you have happiness boosters, moments throughout the week that provide you
with both pleasure and meaning.

3. Keep in mind that happiness is mostly dependent on our state of mind, not
on our status or the state of our bank account. Barring extreme
circumstances, our level of well being is determined by what we choose to
focus on (the full or the empty part of the glass) and by our interpretation
of external events. For example, do we view failure as catastrophic, or do
we see it as a learning opportunity?

4. Simplify! We are, generally, too busy, trying to squeeze in more and more
activities into less and less time. Quantity influences quality, and we
compromise on our happiness by trying to do too much.

5. Remember the mind-body connection. What we do -- or don't do -- with our
bodies influences our mind. Regular exercise,
Adequate sleep, and healthy eating habits lead to both physical and mental

6. Express gratitude, whenever possible. We too often take our lives for
granted. Learn to appreciate and savor the wonderful things in life, from
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