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16 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Boost Your Happiness Almost Instantly (INFOGRAPHIC)

16 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Boost Your Happiness Almost Instantly (INFOGRAPHIC) | Zenatude | Scoop.it
Whether you have five minutes to relax or a year to focus on building lasting habits, here are 16 scientifically-backed ways to boost your happiness levels.
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3 Insights From The Frontiers Of Positive Psychology

3 Insights From The Frontiers Of Positive Psychology | Zenatude | Scoop.it

"Fifteen years after emerging as a major scientific movement, it’s clear that positive psychology -- the study of what brings happiness and meaning in life -- is not just a fad. The field is reaching new levels of breadth and depth: Having established its core themes and principles during its first decade, it is now getting deeper and more precise in its exploration of what it takes to truly flourish in life.


The growth of positive psychology was evident last month at the International Positive Psychology Association’s (IPPA) third bi-annual World Congress on Positive Psychology in downtown Los Angeles. 


Here are three of the most striking and practical insights I took away from the Congress:


1. Look to the future for a meaningful life.


2. Detaching from work is a good thing … for most of us.


3. “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.”



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How Happiness Directly Impacts Your Success

How Happiness Directly Impacts Your Success | Zenatude | Scoop.it

Feeling unhappy? Learn how increasing your happiness is within your power, and how doing so directly influences your success.


One of the things I love most about my work is that my fascinating, knowledgeable clients teach me things I’m excited to learn.  Recently a client shared with me the riveting TED Talk by the world’s leading positive psychology expert and bestselling author Shawn Achor onThe Happy Secret to Better Work 


Shawn is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard, and has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 4 million views, and he has a new lecture airing on PBS called “The Happiness Advantage.” 

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The Happy List 2013

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Hot off the press! The Independent on Sunday has published its annual Happy List (as an antidote to The Times Rich List which was published last Sunday). Have a read of this inspiring list of people and decide which list you would rather appear in.
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Discovering Yourself: Are You Happy?

Discovering Yourself: Are You Happy? | Zenatude | Scoop.it
Are you happy? Now, let me clarify… I don’t mean happy right this second or “I just had a cookie” happy. I mean deep down, smiling with your spleen, “My life is freaking amazing!


Are you that happy?"

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The Best Definition of Success Is the One You Never Use

The Best Definition of Success Is the One You Never Use | Zenatude | Scoop.it
Forget kaleidoscopes, forget people are like snowflakes, forget we're all individuals (bonus points if you got the last reference without following the link.)There is only one real way to define

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Anita's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:16 PM

How do you define success?

David Hain's curator insight, March 15, 2013 3:27 AM

Very important question!

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21 “Non-Spiritual” Things that make us Happy.

21 “Non-Spiritual” Things that make us Happy. | Zenatude | Scoop.it
21 "Non-Spiritual" Things that make us Happy.

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Annette Swann's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:22 AM

My experience is that while 'non-spiritual' many do indeed unleash the spirit!

The BioSync Team's curator insight, April 23, 2014 10:04 PM

Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.
—Deepak Chopra

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Are we caught in a happy trap?

Are we caught in a happy trap? | Zenatude | Scoop.it

"Happy ever after: We want it for ourselves, we want it for our kids, and we want it now. But what if everything we know about happiness is a lie? What if the relentless pursuit of pleasure is in fact making us miserable?

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/are-we-caught-in-a-happy-trap-20130615-2ob85.html#ixzz2WN9lwb34"

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A Happy Or Meaningful Life? How About A JOYPOSEFUL Life!

A Happy Or Meaningful Life? How About A JOYPOSEFUL Life! | Zenatude | Scoop.it

""The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


We've all heard it and we've all said it. "I just want to be happy." Or "All I want for my children is happiness." Or "Why can't you just be happy?"

I know that I've said these things myself a million times, but when I really think about it, I don't think that this is what I want at all."

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Happiness is a Choice

Happiness is a Choice | Zenatude | Scoop.it

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David Hain's curator insight, March 20, 2013 1:41 AM

"Your happiness in life is dependent upon the two things you have complete control of in your life, your attitude and response to situations."

 

Short and well argued contribution to self determination.

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6 Tips to Being Happy In The Present Moment - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

6 Tips to Being Happy In The Present Moment - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement | Zenatude | Scoop.it
We all want to be happy. But we have preconceived notions or beliefs about what needs to happen in our lives before we can be happy. Maybe we need to get that dream job. Or we need to have a million dollars in the bank.

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Claire Edmondson's curator insight, March 17, 2013 3:05 PM

Being in the present moment and being of service to others are the ones I gain the most satisfaction from. Just look at the expression on this baby's face - it's the look you will see in others' faces as you learn to be happy in the present moment.

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2012--Reflections on Life, Simple Living and Happiness

2012--Reflections on Life, Simple Living and Happiness | Zenatude | Scoop.it

"At the end of every year I have a habit of going back and reviewing things that worked well in my life in the last 365 days.  I think it’s useful to explore the actions, mindsets and understandings that have enhanced my well-being and happiness—and recognize those that didn’t, so they can be modified And because a big part of living SMART 365 is staying conscious, awake and aware—this practice might prove valuable for all of us.  I’ll start by sharing a few ideas that increased the quality of my life in 2012."


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