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The human pursuit of happiness is one of the most common humand searches but it tends to be an elusive goal as well.
Luckily for us, the experience of "happiness" can actually take many forms and result from a variety of behaviors and life circumstances. Research can now point...
The feeling of joy comes from losing yourself in the present moment and appreciating what you have. It's fleeting in that it can sneak up on you and sometimes can disappear if you try to analyze it too much. It can also be found in many things if you have the right attitude and perspective, so it...
Though it can last longer that joy, this emotion is still somewhat fleeting—it dissipates rather quickly and can turn into ennui. However, it can be a motivating factor. Excitement about a new job, for example, can motivate you to work harder, and excitement about a new relationship can motivate ...
Grattitude can disapear if you don't actively focus on it, but it's also an important form of happiness.
Those who feel gratitude on a regular basis tend to be happier and healthier than those who are less prone to these feelings, according to research.
While smug or copetitive pride can be a negative thing, feelings of pride in your accomplishments can be a form of grattitude turned inward and are a great from of happinessto indulge in.
You can take pride in your work and your family, your home and your self, and in anything you p...
Studies also connect optimism with greater outcomes in life. Optimists tend to focus on possibilities and have a combination of gratitude and pride.
They're grateful for all of the possibilities life presents, proud of their abilities to harness these resources, and have a str...
Contentment means being happy with what you have. Those who are content are less disappointed by life's drawbacks and feel lucky to have what they have in their lifes already.
People strive to feel this form of happiness, and it can come with a focus of gratitude on what yo...
Love and happiness are sometimes said to be interchangeable, that love is an infinite source of happiness, and happiness itself is a form of love. However you look at it, both are vital to have in your life.
True love is fabled to be extremely difficult to come by, but in actuality,...
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