Wednesday, March 16, 2011
8 Secrets to Happiness
Finding the Road to Happiness
I really enjoyed this article, and agree with their 8 Principles 100%. I consider myself to be a happy person due to the daily practice of all 8 of these "secrets".
There is a lot we can learn from happy people, says a happiness researcher. The data suggests that they have several habits that less happy people may not have and that practicing them may help you be happier, too.
It's a mystery for the ages: Why are some people happy and others less so? And if we knew the secrets of happy people, could we practice them and become happier ourselves? It's worth a try, suggests Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside and the author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want (Penguin Press, 2008). Studies show that if we all engage in the established behaviors of happy people, we will be happier, she says, adding, "Of course, there are caveats: You have to pick a strategy that fits your personality and goals and resources and put effort into it."
Definitely worth a try I believe! Because if not, what's the alternative?