This is a great article from a brain researcher on happiness. Read it here: A brain researcher’s findings on happiness
Here’s what he says in summary:
- Ask “What am I grateful for?” No answers? Doesn’t matter. Just searching helps.
- Label those negative emotions. Give it a name and your brain isn’t so bothered by it.
- Decide. Go for “good enough” instead of ‘best decision ever made on Earth.”
- Hugs, hugs, hugs. Don’t text — touch.
Greetings Happy Experimenters!
Thought you might like to see this great article about exuberance – well worth a read:
The 16 Habits of Exuberant Human Beings, by Kate Bratskeir.
And if you want to know what the ’16 habits’ are in a nutshell, here they are. (Except there’s actually 21, but we won’t quibble!)
- Surround yourself with other happy people
- Smile when you mean it
- Cultivate resilience
- Try to be happy
- Be mindful of the good
- Appreciate simple pleasures
- Devote some time to giving
- Let yourself lose track of time
- Nix small talk for deeper conversations
- Spend money on others
- Make a point to listen
- Uphold in-person connections
- Look on the bright side
- Value a good mix-tape!
- Get spiritual
- Make exercise a priority
- Go outside
- Spend some time on the pillow (or sofa)
- LOL (laugh out loud)
- Walk confidently