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The happiness habit: small actions to improve everyday wellbeing - Positive News

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The happiness habit: small actions to improve everyday wellbeing - Positive News
5. Find your strengths and use them When we put our strengths into practice, we're usually energised and feel at our best. Identify your best traits - with the help of friends and family if necessary - and use them!

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Note 3 Good Things Every Day

Science shows that grateful people tend to be happier and healthier. Gratitude can be a stress-buster and can even have a beneficial effect on heart rate.

Consciously nurture the habit, by noticing three good things each day. 

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Volunteer

Research indicates that volunteering is associated with reduced depression and anxiety and improved wellbeing. 

Volunteering is also a way to get involved in the community -  another thing that is strongly associated with life satisfaction.

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Look For The Good In People

It’s easy to take our nearest for granted and criticize excessively, especially in long-established relationships.

Aim for five positive interactions for every negative one you have with a person. These can range from showing affection, to thinking about what we value about them.

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Positive Parenting Techniques

If you’re a parent, try to show your child how to find constructive solutions to conflicts.

If you have an argument in front of your child be sure to show them how two adults can solve their differences and return to a caring, supportive relationship, despite difficult emotions.

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Find Your Strengths And Use Them

Using our strengths, we are usually energized and feel at our best. Identify your best traits – with the help of friends and family if necessary – and use them.

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Your character is unique

What is it that marks your character for those who know you the best? How can you be intentional in creating it and building on it? Write down two.

Your experiences are unique

The total of your experiences has left an indelible mark. You can’t deny them, make them up, nor change them. They are yours.  They are to be embraced. 

What are the two experiences that were points of demarcation for you?

Your advantages are unique

There are things in life that have given you a competitive advantage. Do you know what they are? 

No two people’s advantages are the same, so rule out comparison or self-pity. Ignorance will underplay them. An acknowledgment will leverage them. Can you name and claim two of yours?

Accept Your Emotions

Allow yourself to feel your feelings, so you don’t spend more energy avoiding them than you would on feeling them. This way you can focus on the situation, fully experience the feelings and...

Take Daily Risks

Structure and routine are important, but in excess, they may stop you from growing. Taking certain risks can be healthy and rewarding.

Challenge yourself to take a risk each day, do something new or differently, anything that pushes you out of your comfort zone.

Live In The Present

Mental health tends to deteriorate when we obsess over past happenings instead of taking responsibility in what we’re doing or creating in the now.

Live in the present without hyper-focusing on the future or the past.

Motivation to learn

We have an impressive ability to learn, but our motivation to do so tends to decrease with age:

  • As children, we are naturally curious and free to explore the world around us. ...

Knowledge and expertise

In this digital age, knowledge and expertise have been devalued.

What you know is now less relevant than what you can learn, and employers are less interested in hiring people with particular expertise than with the general ability to develop the right expertise in the future.

Access to information

When we can all retrieve the same information, the key differentiator is not access to data, but the ability to make use of it, the capacity to translate the available information into useful knowledge.