Tag: happiness psychology

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“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” —Abraham Lincoln There isn’t one right way to be happy. There isn’t a specific formula that everyone must follow to find true happiness. There isn’t a secret recipe…. Happiness is a choice. Whether we want to believe it or not, we…

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What is happiness? People have agonized over this question for centuries, but only recently has science begun to weigh in on the debate. Most of us probably don’t believe we need a formal definition of happiness; we know it when we feel it, and we often use the term to describe a range of positive…

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The key to happiness is, unlike beauty, not in the eye of the beholder. You can’t fool your mind into being happy, but it’s also not a one-size-fits-all solution. Happiness, for many people, is as elusive as the fountain of youth or the philosopher’s stone. Why is it so hard to find, and what is…

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Everyone’s path to happiness is different, but the evidence suggests that the following Ten Keys consistently tend to have a positive impact on people’s happiness and well-being: Giving: Giving is good for you. When we give to others it activates the areas of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust. Altruistic behavior releases endorphins…

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I believe that there is a strong connection between the science of happiness and mindfulness meditation exercises. Matthieu Ricard teaches us that learning to meditate may be the first step to understand psychology of happiness. Let’s take a look at what meditation is, why it’s a good thing (whether you’re spiritual or not), and what is happiness psychology. How…

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Most оf uѕ probably dоn’t believe we nееd a fоrmаl dеfіnіtіоn оf happiness; we knоw it whеn wе feel it, аnd we often uѕе thе term to dеѕсrіbе a rаngе оf positive еmоtіоnѕ, іnсludіng jоу, рrіdе, соntеntmеnt, and gratitude. It is a fееlіng of іnnеr реасе аnd satisfaction. It іѕ usually еxреrіеnсеd, when thеrе аrе nо…