On happiness

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I finished with “The Happiness Project” last week, and some of the content stuck. I don’t want to whine about a life that is not unfortunate. There are things that need fixing of course, but I count myself fortunate in many ways, and this consideration accounts for more than monetary wealth. Some lessons picked out from the book:

  •  I can’t change anyone else; I can only work on myself.
  • Do work for yourself. If you do it for other people, you end up wanting them to acknowledge it and to be grateful and to give you credit.
  • Use more positive words, and fewer negatives.
  • Gratitude is important to happiness.
  • Cut people slack.
  • One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy; one of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.
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6 thoughts on “On happiness

  1. Fully agree! And I’d also add that you can also change who you want to be around (as in being around people that makes you happy/you’re happy being around vs. the opposite) 🙂

  2. The happiness project and the happiness at home were really import reads last year… i hope to hold on to the lessons learn 🙂

    beautiful picture,now i feel like boogie ahaha

  3. while i didnt embark on the happiness project, i saw it as a good practice to figure out the good parts in your day, spend more time appreciating that moment, and let the bad times slide

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