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Joy is more consistent and is cultivated internally. It comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you are, whereas happiness tends to be externally triggered and is ...
It's important to be able to tap into your heart rather than your head, your intuition rather than your thinking mind. Quietening the chatter in your mind and creating space within allows you to...
Cultivate gratitude wherever possible, even for the things that challenge you, as these help you to grow and build strength. Journaling can help you do that:
Having an attitude of gratitude makes us more appreciative and trusting, gives us better self-esteem and helps us bounce back from stress.
Embrace the simple experiences and pleasures, oth...
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It’s an internal affair that is self-exist...
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.
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It's a pleasurable emotion brought by a state of well-being and contentment. It’s usually accompanied by an attachment to an idea, a destination or experience. It often weighs profoundly heavier on our subconscious.
The vision of the life you desire is a destination you shouldn’t ignore as it’s key to understanding your happy place.
If happiness is the destination, joy is the milestone that leads there. Joy comes and passes through without the heaviness of it being a “final destination” because joy is an attitude.
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"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."
"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."
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Flow is when you are so consumed by a task or activity that you lose track of time, for instance, gardening, reading, or watching a movie. It's an optimal experience that can make you happy. Flow can be achieved in almost any activity that requires prolonged mental effort.
Seek out daily happy habits. Your brain will build up expectations of being happy and will rewire itself to seek more happy habits.
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.
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Happiness is dependent on outside circumstances to align with your expectations so that the end result is your happiness. It’s based on internal and external circumstances, thus unstable, wi...
Happiness lies on transitory things, so simplify your life and possessions to get a clearer path to a better internal life. When stuff, people, and the problems they bring fall away, the resulting stillness allows you to find the self-sufficient joy that resides inside.
Joy comes when you make peace with who you are, where you are and why you are. When you need nothing but your truth to bring peace, then you have settled into unshakable abiding joy.
“Happiness and emotional health are not extras, or bonuses, or nice-to-haves – they’re actually at the core of wha..."
Happiness is not a goal or something to pursue at a later time. Emotional health is a skill to be mastered, not a destination to eventually arrive at.
And being happy is being linked to an active lifestyle, a better diet, better sleep, better weight management, lower stress levels, an improved immune system, and increased life expectancy.
Get perspective and clarity on which area of your life you have to focus on. Start by analyzing, examining and identifying the problem areas:
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Academically speaking, happiness cannot be measured. It is really a mix of health, emotions, the way you evaluate your life, and the extent to which you live out your values....
Happiness can be thought of as a retirement portfolio. You want it balanced with short and long term investments.
Those in pursuit of purpose miss that there is value in the sum of positive emotions we experience every day. If you're only goal-oriented, you forgo today's joy for a perceived better future. But, chasing tomorrow might not give you the happiness you desire.
You can do several things to enjoy your life day-to-day. Positive psychology techniques of gratitude is generally a short-term solution.
More importantly is to optimize your environment so you're more likely to be happy long term.
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Throughout our life, we all have a common purpose: to be happy. Happiness is the ultimate level that has to be reached in order to perceive our journey on Earth as having been a successful one. How...
Research has recently shown that people tend to feel unhappy whenever they focus on what brings them happiness in the long term.
However, if they chose to stay in the present moment, their happiness would not be in any way affected. Therefore, if you really want to feel happy, try focusing on the current happiness instead of thinking at a future one, because that can only bring worries and stress to your mind.
Being happy is, in big lines, a matter of choice. If you try to pay less attention to everybody else's life on social media and accept the unpleasant moments that life makes you face, you might as well discover that happiness is reachable, as long as you do not make a constant obsession out of it.
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We are constantly invited to do something, think something, experience something or buy something.
For every social event or task we say yes to, we run the risk of overfilling our lives. It may leave us feeling overstretched, overtired and overwhelmed.
There is often an underlying fear that prevents us from saying no. Perhaps we fear that we are not good enough. We find the compulsive "yes" might help us feel better. However, we cannot continue living at this pace.
We need to ask ourselves why we continue to do the very things that make us unhappy. Self-restraint and missing out are vital for our well-being.