Research suggests that the best way to predict how much we will enjoy an experience is to see how much someone else enjoyed it.
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Experiences trump material purchases (in general) for the 5 following reasons:
"When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health ...
Research shows that feeling “rushed” is a one-way street to stress and unhappiness. Too much boredom can be burdensome.
To find a balance, learn to say "no" to opportunities that do not excite you.
Research has found that exercise is a proven strategy for feeling better, increasing your energy levels and reducing tension.
The release of endorphins has an addictive effect, and more exercise is needed to achieve the same level of euphoria over time.
Researchers found that setting ambitious goals tends to make people happier.
Big goals are often an important element of getting people moving in the first place.
According to research, showing gratitude boosted happiness by a noticeable level.
Writing thank-you notes, or just a nice letter, is an effective method of increasing happiness and life satisfaction.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. - CS Lewis
Self-esteem that is bound to external success can lead to small spurts of happiness but is not long lasting. Focus more on the betterment of yourself for the sake of those around you, rather than...
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Deep conversations are often those we reserve for close friends and family, which explains why close relationships are so important for our happiness.
Researchers found that although the process of becoming proficient at something took its toll on people in the form of stress,
participants reported that these same activities made them feel happy and satisfied when they looked back on their day as a whole.
Small pleasures matter. Research has shown that you need to have small wins along the way in order to be truly happy.
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Research found that happiness depends not on how well someone is doing but if they're doing better than expected.
However, high expectations can be a problem. Expecting too much and not finding it can cause unhappiness. On the other end, if you alw...
• Other people’s happiness is contagious: when we see the smile of someone to whom we’ve just given a gift, we too feel happy. This deepens our connection with that person.
• Donating your money to others is that it also makes you more motivated at work, as you know you’re ...
We all worry, in our own ways, about how we’re being perceived.
The fact that we’re being judged matters much more than whether those judgments seem fair or well-informed. We also don’t tend to worry about someone having an undeservedly high opinion of us, unless we can see how that might ...
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