19 Mar I wrote this article for SBS following my appearance in Insight about living with depression and still finding happiness
Tolstoy famously began his classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities with the quote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.
Any article written about happiness could just as easily include the caveat, “It is the easiest of things, it is the hardest of things”.
Enjoying happiness is something we should all strive for, as long as we define it appropriately and have realistic expectations. That’s because, the research clearly shows that authentic happiness is correlated with better health and wellbeing, positive relationships, success in almost every life domain and even longevity.
At the same time, however, enjoying happiness can be complicated and even undermined by the practice of unhelpful and self-defeating behaviours. Many of us, quite simply, go about it all wrong.
Below are a number of evidence-based, and relatively simple happiness habits you can learn and practice and ultimately aim to master for a more enjoyable and better-quality life…
… to read the full & original article, including a short video with some of my comments, just click HERE