CategoryHappiness

How to Separate Your Happiness From Money and ‘Success’

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Life is hard going these days and perhaps more than ever before it is seemingly normal to feel at least ‘somewhat stressed’ the majority of the time. We’ve kind of accepted this as normal, despite the fact that it’s obviously nuts to go about life this way. The financial crisis hasn’t helped but even before that we were pushing ourselves harder than ever and it never...

Overcoming Adversity

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Adversity comes in many different forms, and in many guises. One day you’ll be getting bullied by your boss, the next day you’ll find your finances don’t cover this month’s rent, and then after that you might find yourself injured and unable to move. These are all everyday problems that all of us come across, and while some people certainly suffer ‘more...

Top Hacks for Happiness

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Lifehacks aim to make life that little bit better and that little bit easier by providing us with quick tricks we can use to get more done more quickly. These can help us to cook healthier meals without slaving us over the stove, to save time when doing household chores, or to use our old belongings in creative ways around the house. But really what makes life great is happiness and our sense of...

Gratitude as the Key to Happiness

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Tell someone struggling with money worries, or trying to make the best of an unfulfilling relationship, that gratitude is the key to happiness and they will probably turn away in disgust. But gratitude does not mean pretending to be happy, neither does it means giving thanks to some kind of supernatural being. Practising gratitude simply means cultivating a new perspective, one that may increase...

What the Stoics Can Teach You About Happiness

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C. S. Lewis often warned people of what he called “chronological snobbery,” by which he meant dismissing the wisdom of the past as irrelevant. Since ancient philosophers knew nothing of computers and DNA, people assume they have little to say to us. But Lewis is surely right to argue that this is a mistake. After all, some things never change, and even the very first philosopher still...

How to Be Happy With Yourself

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Do you remember when someone would be cruel to you at school and you would come home crying? What did your parents say to you? They would probably say that it ‘doesn’t matter what they think – it’s only what you think that matters’. But what do you do if it’s you who is giving yourself the bad review, and if you aren’t happy with yourself? How can you be happy...

How to Get Back Your Lust for Life

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If you want to get the very most out of life then the single most important tip is to make sure that you maintain your enthusiasm for it and to put yourself out there. Life really is what you make of it and if you don’t make the effort to see and experience as much as possible then you can rather quickly fall into a dull routine of work, tiredness and sleep. The problem is though, that as...

What It Takes to Be ‘The Happiest Man in the World’

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Who would you name as the happiest person you’ve ever met? Neuroscientists say that it’s a 66-year-old former genetic scientist and French intellectual named Matthieu Ricard. He’s on one level an unlikely candidate for this title, being the son of a father who is a philosopher and a mother who is an artist, neither profession generally regarded in France as shining examples of...

Want to Be Happier? Smile More!

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Chances are when you read the title of this article you paused and said to yourself, “Now wait a minute… isn’t that backwards? We smile when we are happy, as a result of being happy, not vice-versa.” Interestingly enough, science doesn’t agree. Research in recent years has taught us a great deal about smiles, and how important they are. Did you know that your smile...

Trampolines Are Good Therapy

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Most times when one thinks of children happily jumping on trampolines, it’s understood that they’re enjoying themselves as recreation. But did you know that trampolines are a valuable tool for therapy for children with autism and sensory integration disorders as well? Often these children have deficiencies in their vestibular and proprioceptive sensory systems. The vestibular sense is very...

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