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It doesn't work like a check-list: You can't check each item off, get to be happy and old for a couple of decades, then you die. Problems don’t go away, they change and evolve. And accepting life's imperfection is hard because it forces us to accept that we have to live with things we don’t like.
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Having good, supportive friendships, a strong marriage or close and loving relationships with our family members will make us much more likely to be happy.
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These are some of the best indicators of people who lead happy lives. Happy people feel empowered, in control of their lives, and have a positive outlook on life.
Action steps: Get into the habit of squashing all negative thoughts and replacing them with positive ones.
People find greatest enjoyment not when they’re passively mindless, but when they’re absorbed in a mindful challenge. This is flow, when we're so immersed in our task that we lose track of time.
Action steps: Find work and hobbies that you’re passionate about and that fully engage you.
It's a feeling of spiritual and emotional wellbeing that includes bliss, elation, ecstasy, exuberance, and euphoria.
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It's a personal, external and fleeting feeling. It depends upon external things, situations, and experiences and can be achieved through possessions and experiences.
Happiness includes feelings of gratification, excitement, merriment, playfulness, amusement, and enjoyment.
It's freedom from disturbance. A state of tranquillity and harmony that can be felt collectively or individually.
Peace and happiness can be entwined, but the circumstances from which they arise are different.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. - CS Lewis
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Research shows that feeling “rushed” is a one-way street to stress and unhappiness. Too much boredom can be burdensome.
To find a balance, learn to say "no" to opportunities that do not excite you.