25 Mar Happiness in 10 steps…5 to do and 5 to stop!
Understand what's hindering your happiness AND what will boost it and more happiness is yours for the enjoying…
via Mindful.org The 5 Major Mind Traps that Hinder Happiness
These roadblocks keep us stuck in the depression loop: caught up in negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as the brain anxiously rehashes past events and simultaneously rehearses a hopeless, catastrophic future. Here are some ways to avoid falling into these traps.
These voices keep us stuck in the depression loop. One of the keys to cultivating an antidepressant brain is realizing you are not these thoughts or the stories they tell. Here are some ways to avoid falling into these traps.
Whenever you hear advice about how to work with challenges you have, you might notice the voice of doubt: “This might work for some people, but it’s probably not going to work for me.” The motive of this voice is to keep us safe from failure or disappointment, but ultimately it keeps us away from new experiences that can be supportive…
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via TheWeek The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy
You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are flourishing. They feel their lives are fulfilling, meaningful, and brimming with potential.
Only 17 percent of the adult population is said to be flourishing, fulfilling their potential for happiness, success, and productivity.
Less than one in five. And the question that follows is, of course: How do I become one of those people?
I've been accumulating the research on happiness for a while. Good news is: There's a lot of it. Bad news is: Who can remember to do all that stuff?
Well, one expert finally put it together into a simple five-part formula.
Christine Carter is a sociologist at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center which studies the psychology and neuroscience of well-being. She looked at the research and exhaustively compiled it into her book, The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work.
So what's this formula to find your "sweet spot" of happiness — without completely overhauling your life?
Via The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work:
Take recess + switch autopilot on + unshackle Yourself + cultivate relationships + tolerate some discomfort = The sweet spot
Okay, but what do we actually need to do?
Don't worry; it's pretty easy. Let's break it down…
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