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I feel happy most of the time these days. It’s become a way of life for me.
It wasn’t always. Happiness used be more of a come-and-go thing for me. I assumed that was just the way happiness was. Not so.
There has been a lot of interest in happiness lately, given the increase in research studies and books about the topic being written. Come to find out, there are specific things we can do to make happiness a way of life.
Here are just a few to get you started:
Kindness is the ultimate happiness secret. When you are kind, you feel good about yourself and eliminate negative feelings like guilt and emotional distress. Make kindness a habit.
Who can you go out of your way to be kind to today? A stranger. A loved one. Your manager. A colleague. Your small act of kindness will brighten their day and you’ll feel happier, too. That’s a win-win for sure!
A special thank you to Leah Cook, Senior Director, Strategic Projects, Finance at Thomson Reuters for sharing her notes on the happiness research with me that I’ve used to spread the word on happiness.
Or, if you prefer TED talks, go to :
Sonja Lyubomirsky - The How of Happiness
Shawn Achor - The happy secret to better work
Share what works for you here. We all encounter stress every day. The more ideas we have for coping, the happier we all can be.
Send a note and let me know how you’re becoming happier.
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