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Misconceptions about Happiness according to Science

Misconceptions about Happiness according to Science

Things we THINK make us being happy 

Lots of Money:  A little bit   :)

Awesome "costly" stuff:  NO   

True love:  For a little bit   :)

Perfect body:  NO

Good grades:  A little bit    :)

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Savoring is the act of stepping outside of an experience to review and appreciate it.

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Let’s Get Physical

  • 30 minutes a day of exercise can boost your mood in addition to making your body healthier.
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Meditate!

  • Practice intentionally turning your attention away from distracting thoughts toward a single point of reference.
  • It can have a number of positive benefits, including more positive moods, increased concentration, and more feelings of social connection.

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We think in relatives not absolutes, which means we take a point of reference.

That's why we compare ourselves with others.

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  • Feel better when we are surrounded by people we think is inferior to us or worse wh...

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Annoying features of our mind

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  • Our minds' strongest intuitions are often totally wrong. The things we think are gonna make us happy don't really make us happy.
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If you want to explore what can psychological sciences teach us about how to be happier, feel less stressed out, and build productive habits.

In order to know what makes you happy, you must identify things or thoughts don't do it and why.

Then, you should try to implement the followin...

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Research shows that happy people are motivated to do kind things for others.

  • You can do one extra act of kindness per day, or you can do a few acts of kindness in a single day.
  • It should be something that really helps or impacts another person.

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