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3 Things You Can Do Today to Start Living a Happier Life

3 Things You Can Do Today to Start Living a Happier Life | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” Eleanor Roosevelt


Happiness must not always come from big things and events. It can come from smaller, daily habits too.


So today I’d simply like to take a look at 3 quick tips and habits that help me to live a happier life. Pick one and see how it works for you.


Help someone.


Helping someone out is one of simplest but also one of the most powerful things one can do to live a happy life.


How can you help someone out? By giving them value in some form. Such forms could be:...


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Keys to Leading a Happy and Fullfilled Life

Keys to Leading a Happy and Fullfilled Life | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it

Some of you may believe that if you just had more money, or a better job, or another degree, or some other external “thing” that life would be better. Like there is a nagging feeling that you shouldn't have to be dissatisfied with your life- that you don't have to just 'put up with it'

 

Maybe you don't know what to do to make your life more fulfilled, or don't know where to start. But if you did, you'd be able to confirm those nagging feelings. It may even seem sometimes like there's simply nothing you can do. You hope and dream of living a fulfilled life, but it still feels as if it is simply out of your hands.

 

But living a fulfilled life doesn't have to work that way. Not only is it possible to live a fulfilled life, but the more you work at it, the easier it becomes.

How? By cultivating these 8 keys to living a fulfilled life...

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How to be Intentionally Happy

How to be Intentionally Happy | PEOPLE BUILDING | Scoop.it
Although the variability of the happiness set point is currently undergoing more research, Lyubomirsky cites studies that indicate the set point is responsible for 50% of your overall happiness.


What makes you happy?


Money? The newest iPhone? The good health of your family? A promotion at work?


Some interesting work by University of California, Riverside researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky not only suggests where our happiness comes from, but shows how to get more of it.


Pieces of the happiness pie


Dr. Lyubomirsky proposes that there are three components to happiness:

  • A genetically-based “happiness set point”
  • Life circumstances
  • Intentional activities and practices.


She has broken these three areas into percentages regarding how much they are responsible for your happiness.


Read more: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/how-to-be-intentionally-happy/

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