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Annoying features of our mind

Annoying features of our mind

  • Our minds' strongest intuitions are often totally wrong. The things we think are gonna make us happy don't really make us happy.
  • Our minds don't think in terms of absolutes. Causes social comparison, which is described by the image above, the orange circles are the same size but seem different due to the others surrounding them.
  • Our mind is built to get used to stuff. When we experience things for the first time they are amazing, but this fades away with repetition.
  • We don't realize our minds are built to get used to stuff. We can adapt to negative effects, we are more resilient than we think.

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Kindness & Social Connection

Kindness & Social Connection

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.

Rese...

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Exercise & Sleep

Exercise & Sleep

Let’s Get Physical

  • 30 minutes a day of exercise can boost your mood in addition to making your body healthier.
  • Get your body moving a bit more than usual. It is not supposed to be a high-level activity, you can throw on some headphones a...

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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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The Science of Well-Being

The Science of Well-Being

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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What our expectations are so bad

What our expectations are so bad

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

That's why we compare ourselves with others.

The results of Social Comparison:

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

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Savoring & Gratitude

Savoring & Gratitude

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

  • Lengthens the positive emotions that come with doing something you love.
  • It can be a nice shower, a delicious meal, a great walk outside, or a...

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Meditation & Gratitude Visit

Meditation & Gratitude Visit

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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The things we buy might make us happy in the moment, but that feeling fades away over time. This phenomenon is called the “hedonic treadmill."

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