become happier by building the right habits

become happier by building the right habits

via LifeHacker by Nicole Dieker

There are two kinds of happiness — the kind that lasts for an instant and the kind that can permeate an entire lifetime.

If you’re looking for the first kind of happiness, seek out novel experiences. Chase thrills, try new things, push your boundaries, and learn what brings you joy.

But don’t forget about the second kind of happiness, which might more accurately be called contentment. That kind of happiness isn’t constructed from a string of once-in-a-lifetime moments; instead, it’s carefully cultivated through your day-to-day activities and habits.

As Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and president of TalentSmart, explains in his essay “Eleven Habits of Supremely Happy People”:

The mistaken notion that major life events dictate your happiness and sadness is so prevalent that psychologists have a name for it: impact bias. The reality is, event-based happiness is fleeting.

Happiness is synthetic — you either create it, or you don’t. Happiness that lasts is earned through your habits. Supremely happy people have honed habits that maintain their happiness day in, day out.

What are these eleven habits?

…find out HERE