The science of happiness

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

 

Dale Carnegie

Happiness is defined as a state of heightened positive emotion has a profound positive effect on our professional and personal lives. These positive emotions increase our emotional stability, deep social connections, boost our productivity and Happiness.

Happy people  are

  • More productive
  • Deep relationships with others
  • Help others and volunteer more
  • More likely to donate money to charity
  • Are more creative problem-solvers
  • In better physical health

Happiness brings out our best potentials in many ways

  • Help you learn faster
  • Think more creatively
  • Resolve challenging situations
  • Spark neuronal connection that facilitate greater mental flexibility.

Happy people have lower rates of cardiovascular disease, better immunity, heal faster after injuries, more likely to have a healthier diet , live longer.

What do we think make us happy (But really doesn’t)

  • Education/IQ
  • Money – “Money has never made man happy, nor will it , there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” By Benjamin Franklin
  • Weather
  • Great (minor and major life events)
  • Marriage – “The first kiss is magic , the second is intimate ,the third is routine.” By Raymond Chandler
  • Children

Happiness depend How  we interpret it? It determined by some factors , 40% on your thought action and behavior,10% by circumstances and 50% by  biological.

3 things that will kill your happiness

  • Comparing yourself to others.
  • A lack of close friendships.
  • Holding onto resentment.

Happiness is a skill that you can be built with consistent practice .You have the ability to control how fulfilling your life is !

Top ten strategies for increasing Happiness

  • Keep a gratitude journal and write down thankyou note in three line about someone for which you feel gratitude.
  • Make a gratitude visit to someone which you as well as he/she make happy.
  • Read a book you love.
  • Smile (even when you aren’t happy)
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Savor the everyday moments.
  • Perform random acts of kindness (5 days).
    • Volunteer
    • Donate to charity
    • Give a gift to a friend
  • Figure out your strength and find ways to use them
  • Frame challenges in a positive light
  • Make careful comparison
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