One of the most paramount and compelling choices people face is whether or not to let bad or unexpected things get them down and make them feel unhappy. Guess what happy people choose. They choose to be happy regardless of what is happening around them. If you want to start feeling happier, then do what happy people do, and make these 14 choices.
Happiness derived from tasks that help others, like raising money for a charity, could be better for teen mental health than happiness derived from selfish activities, like eating chocolate or listening to music. Empirical psychological studies have indicated that, over time, eudaimoniac activities tend to be beneficial to mental health while hedonic activities can be harmful to it.
In our day-to-day lives, we interact with a wide variety of people. It’s easier (in theory) to understand the motivations and actions of close family and friends because we have interacted with them for a long time. Interactions with others – such as co-workers, acquaintances, and even strangers – aren’t nearly so clear cut. Unwittingly, we often overlay our own fears and emotions on their actions to bridge the communication gap.
Highly confident people believe in their ability to achieve. If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else put their faith in you? To walk with swagger and improve your self-confidence, watch out for these fifteen things highly confident people don’t do.
People in the United Kingdom believe national happiness is more important than national wealth, according to a new survey. A YouGov poll commissioned by Action for Happiness revealed that the majority of British people (87%) would choose happiness for their society rather than money (chosen by only 8%). These findings were largely consistent across all UK regions, classes and age groups.
Another awesome video from Tragedy and Hope featuring an inspirational speech by the late philosopher Alan Watts on the importance of enjoying the life you currently have now – not the life you might have one day in the future. “You can’t live at all, unless you can live fully now,” says Watts.
I love simplifying my life. It makes me more effective and life less stressful. It makes me calmer, more energetic and happier. Today I’d like to share 42 ways to make your life simpler. I hope you’ll find something inspiring and helpful among these tips.
When you were a kid, did you want to grow up to be an astronaut, a singer or an engineer? If so, how’s that working out for you? Hopefully, it’s going great and you are living the life of your dreams. But for the rest of you who are not, here are 13 signs that you might be wasting your life… but you don’t want to admit it:
You have one life – this one right now – you must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s opinions distract you from your path.
Whether in the kitchen, basement, yard or ‘all of the above’ in some way everyone has clutter and when it begins to rule over a certain rhythm in our lives it affects personal relationships and slows our ability to move forward. In essence, it closes us up instead of opening our hearts and minds to our dreams.
Movies are an influential source of inspiration for me. I’ve collected 25 inspirational movie quotes which will teach you the most valuable life lessons.