TIPS FOR TODAY:
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# 2 – From Brian Johnson’s Philosopher’s Notes….
The 12 Hows of Happiness
People often ask me what *one* book I’d recommend if they could only read one book. I had a hard time answering that question until I read Sonja Lyubomirsky’s brilliant The How of Happiness where she outlines the 12 scientifically proven ways we can boost our happiness. Here they are:
- Expressing Gratitude
2. Cultivating Optimism
3. Avoiding Over-thinking and Social Comparison
4. Practicing Acts of Kindness
5. Nurturing Social Relationships
6. Developing Strategies for Coping
7. Learning to Forgive
8. Increasing Flow Experiences
9. Savoring Life’s Joys
10. Committing to Your Goals
11. Practicing Religion and Spirituality
12. Taking Care of Your Body: Meditation + Physical Activity + Acting Like a Happy Person
P.S. One of the coolest points Dr. L makes in the book is the fact that, as we decide what happiness practices to focus on, we want to avoid the “shoulds” and pick the ones that really inspire us! Why? Well, we’re much more likely to stick to the intrinsic goals that have deep personal meaning!
P.P.S. So, as you get inspired by all the Ideas in this book, focus on the ones that REALLY light you up! Not the ones you think you *should* do. Cool? Cool. (And, while we’re on the subject: What are your favorite Ideas so far? How can you integrate them into your life?!)
# 3 – And this post about a presentation the Dalai Lama gave on climate change seemed to fit nicely with Tip# 2…..
# 4 – A short, stimulating video by Alan Watts titled “What If Money Was No Object.” Also seemed to fit nicely with the “hows of happiness” focus of Tip# 2…
# 5 – And check out this post at Self-help Heath that includes a simple routine to boost your brain power, a free chia recipe e-book, and more….
# 6 – And from Abe…..
You are the owner of all that you perceive. But you can’t perceive apart from your vibration. Feel your way, little-by-little, into a greater sense of abundance by looking for the treasures that the Universe is offering you on a day-to-day basis.-–Abraham
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