The truth is, happiness should not be our only focus, and continuously striving for it, to the detriment of everything else, can actually cause us to make lots of mistakes. Here are seven such mistakes, and how to fix them.
Happiness. It’s the term thrown around more often than any other term when people are asked what they are looking for in life. A loving partner, a fun high-paying job and endless world travel are also amongst some of the most common answers, however all of these are preference-based means to the one ultimate end, which is happiness. Being so sought-after, I thought I’d comprise a list of common traits that seem to be found in happy people -and I’m talking about the genuinely happy people, and not just those who appear to be so on the surface.
Grinning from ear to ear, this picture shows little Leo Hargreaves was rather happy with his world – even before he was born. And his parents believe their son may be the happiest baby in Britain as he hasn’t stopped smiling since. The remarkable image was taken from an ultrasound scan at 31 weeks.
Workers seem more and more stressed every day.
Technology has created expectation of an immediate response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Short-term thinking and planning based on the focus of quarterly stock reports has increased the sense of importance for every project. We feel everything is an urgent priority needing instant attention.
The “doing more with less” mentality has increased the amount of our responsibilities and what is expected of us. This has created a culture of inefficient multi-tasking.
Gabrielle Bernstein provides guidance on how focusing on happiness will clear your path to experience success beyond your wildest dreams. Putting this shift into practice will change your expectations, motivations and overall attitude towards life.
There are few things that most of us in this world seek and value more than health and happiness. In an attempt to attain health, we go through diet after diet, workout routine after workout routine trying to figure out what works best for us -and in many cases will keep us interested long enough to attain results. To find happiness we look externally for things such as a great job, the perfect relationship or an active social life to create the exact balance that best works for us in feeling good consistently. Rather than perpetually trying, why not learn by example? Even though we are all unique and no set thing works for all of us, here are 6 common things that healthy and happy people do every day.
Unhappiness comes in many shades of grey. Sometimes people just lack joy. Is their emotional darkness their own choice? Or, are life circumstances beyond their control? While depression, and other psychological diseases, are certainly a clinical illness and should not be minimized, there are also factors that contribute to feeling down that you can influence. Here are 50 reasons you may be unhappy, and suggestions on how to open the mental blinds to let the sunshine back in.
One of the best ways to create a happier life for yourself is to make other people happier. So how can you make someone happier? Here are 21 quite quick things you can start doing today. Pick one and see how it can affect someone in your life.
When you’re happy and feeling good about yourself, this is reflected in all of your being. You smile and laugh at the smallest of things. Your steps become light and carefree. And on a more physiological level, your mood influences the ebbs and flows of your brain waves.
Because when you’re deeply relaxed and content, your brain enters a frequency where it has a chance to rest, recharge and stir the embers of inspiration and creativity. But when you’re tired, stressed and sad – your brain becomes frazzled, strained and stagnant.
It is human nature to want to be liked and accepted. However, this often leads to people worrying too much about what others are thinking about them. This kind of excessive worrying can have a negative effect on your life. It can be so debilitating that it interferes with your ability to feel at ease with yourself and around others. Do not let it prevent you from living your life to the fullest potential. Here are ten reasons why you should not care about what others think.
We’ve all heard of unconditional love, but there’s a concept that is fair less popular and perhaps even more important. It’s unconditional prayer, the practice of communicating with the Divine for the more connection, service and surrender. Unconditional prayer is the anti-thesis of “shopping list” praying where we tell the Divine what we want and when we want it.
If you pay attention to your everyday life careful enough, you’ll know that you can learn from everything and everyone you come across. Our life is basically full of useful lessons that we should learn. Here are 26 useful things that Abhishek A. Singh wants you to learn now. He shared on Quora how these life theories would lead you to live a different life.
Stress creates chaos in your mind and emotions and can very well cause you to disconnect from the present moment and give up control of yourself. Which is why it’s important to have a plan that will allow you to INSTANTLY cultivate calm and inner balance at times when outside forces suddenly throws you a curve-ball.
Winnie the Pooh is a kind bear. He cares greatly about his friends. And he has always seemed like a pretty happy bear to me. He’s also a favorite of mine so today I’d like to simply share 5 of my favorite happiness tips from that honey loving bear.