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The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation

by Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha

"90% of our happiness isn’t based on what’s happening in the world! It’s based on how we see the world."

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#1 Be Happy Now

It's important that you start from a place of happiness and participate in the activities just because you are enjoying them.

The single biggest reason it’s so hard to be happy Shakespeare says, “For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes i...

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Shawn Achor

It’s not necessarily the reality that shapes us but the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality.

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Viktor Frankl

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

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To be happy now - 

  1. Three Walk: half an hour walk three times a week.
  2. The 20-minute replay: Imagine a past happy moment, revisit the event.
  3. Random Acts of Kindness
  4. A complete Unplug (from the dig...

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If - Rudyard Kipling

"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same..."

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#2 Do It for You

Everything that you do, you should do it for you or for your happiness (sometimes helping others also give happiness to us)

Don't set goals. Because if you set goals and then achieve them you again set another one and you fall into a trap of endless goals.

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#3 Remember The Lottery

"Our problem-scanning machine spends its day looking for worries. It’s helpful when you’re in serious trouble but stressful when you’re not. On top of that, we’re living in a Culture of More versus a Culture of Enough. Everywhere we look, we are reminded of what else we need. You can move...

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"I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”

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Remember that retirement is not always the key to happiness. It's more important that you remember your IKIGAY (the reason for waking up in the morning) and remain active for the rest of your life.

In a week you have a total of 168 hours - divide it into 3 buckets - 56 hour...

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thomas Jefferson

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any.

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#5 Overvalue You

The way you spend your time is more important than how much money you earn in a week or month.

Money is not the key to happiness, but it is needed to going through life just like you need fuel for your car to go from one destination to another... money is just that fuel in life.

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#6 Create Space

In order to reduce stress in your life and enjoy the things that really matter you have to give yourself enough time and ensure that you have less to choose from.

  • Automate the tasks which have low importance and take less time. 
  • The tasks which...

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It's important that you break the barriers to do the things you love most but it seems scary to you.

Just try this cycle: Just Do that task --> then it feels you can do --> then you will feel to do that again --> do the task...

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Neil Pasricha

Motivation doesn’t cause action.

Action causes motivation.

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#8 Be YOU

Be yourself! The Authentic YOU! The most important thing in life is the relationship with yourself - not with another person.

You can’t be yourself until you hold a high opinion of yourself and others.

What do you do on a Saturday morning when you have nothing...

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NEIL PASRICHA

There is nothing more satisfying than being loved for who you are and nothing more painful than being loved for who you’re not but pretending to be.

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Be confident in your thoughts and emotions - ensuring that you don't live a life of others' opinions.

“You make up your own mind. My advice is to become creatively indifferent to all advice. Hear it, but decide what to do yourself.” ...."Don’t take advice."

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