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Be Busy, But Not Rushed

Be Busy, But Not Rushed

Being “rushed” puts you on the fast track to being miserable.

Live a productive life at a comfortable pace. Learn to say no to busywork.

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Exercise

Exercise

The release of endorphins from exercise has an addictive effect, and more exercise is needed to achieve the same level of euphoria over time.

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Fulfil your dreams

Fulfil your dreams

When the Guardian asked a hospice nurse for the Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, one of the most common answers was that people regretted not being true to their dreams.

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Have 5 Close Relationships

National surveys find that when someone claims to have 5 or more friends with whom they can discuss important problems, they are 60 percent more likely to say that they are ‘very happy’.
Excerpt from the book Finding Flow.

True friends really are ...

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Spending More Money on Experiences

Spending More Money on Experiences

... makes us happier. Possible reasons: 

  • Experiences improve over time.
  • People revisit experiences more often.
  • Experiences are more unique.
  • We adapt slowly to experiences, which makes us feel more energized and refreshed.
  • Expe...

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Embrace Discomfort for Mastery

Happy people generally have at least one thing they’ve become proficient at, even if the learning process made them uncomfortable.

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Happiness And External Events

Self-esteem is good for confidence, but self-esteem that is bound to external success can be quite fickle. 

Think of yourself less and avoid the trap of tying your self-worth to external signals.

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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.

Learn to say NO

Saying yes to everything puts you on the fast track to being miserable. Sometimes you have to set clear boundaries.

The alternative is that you’re going to do a half-hearted, poor job at each task, be stressed beyond belief, and feel like you’re stuck in an endless cycle of failure a...

Be effective, not busy

Effectiveness, however, refers to getting the right things done. And if you want to do your job well, earn money, live a meaningful life, or learn skills, that is what matters the most. 

Otherwise, you just run around in circles. You might appear busy, but you won’t...

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