Being “rushed” puts you on the fast track to being miserable.
Live a productive life at a comfortable pace. Learn to say no to busywork.
National surveys find that when someone claims to have 5 or more friends with whom they can discuss important problems, they are 60 percent more likely to say that they are ‘very happy’.
Excerpt from the book Finding Flow.
True friends really are worth their weight in gold. Check in regularly with close friends (around every two weeks).
Self-esteem is good for confidence, but self-esteem that is bound to external success can be quite fickle.
Think of yourself less and avoid the trap of tying your self-worth to external signals.
The release of endorphins from exercise has an addictive effect, and more exercise is needed to achieve the same level of euphoria over time.
Happy people generally have at least one thing they’ve become proficient at, even if the learning process made them uncomfortable.
... makes us happier. Possible reasons:
When the Guardian asked a hospice nurse for the Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, one of the most common answers was that people regretted not being true to their dreams.
Researchers found that although the process of becoming proficient at something took its toll on people in the form of stress,
participants reported that these same activities made them feel happy and satisfied when they looked back on their day as a whole.
Research reveals that small and regular positive experiences have a greater impact on your life satisfaction than a few notable events of achievements.
Expressing gratitude can make you feel better about yourself and your life. It can make you feel more grounded, humble, and connected to the world around you.