Toon meer Toon minder Samenvatting Geen filosofische of spirituele beschouwingen, maar inzichten die gebaseerd zijn op wereldwijd wetenschappelijk onderzoek. Deze moderne wetenschap maakte het voorbije decennium een grote opgang. Geen filosofische of spirituele beschouwingen, maar inzichten die gebaseerd zijn op wereldwijd wetenschappelijk onderzoek. Kennis over de rol van tijd, geld, gezondheid, succes, welzijn, toekomst en warmte. Over jeugd, genetica, toeval en vrije wil.
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I will revisit some of these essays for thoughts I wanted to capture as "notes". I confess, my favorite aspect of the book were the many photograph illustrations that simply scream to be jigsaw puzzles! I also confess that it took me four and a half months of intermittent reading to complete this tome, which just goes to say that many of the essays were not particularly compelling, and in the end I felt that I receive a better scoop on happiness by reading the semi-annual conference talks from my church!
Try to reframe a perceived failure in terms of success. The addictive happiness he frames in terms of pleasures or thrills such as drink and drugs, status and success, boring entertainment and lonely socializing. He frames sustainable happiness in terms of do-it-yourself, love and friendship, wealth and fitness, gaining friends and improving society.
One at a time! The challenge of a job that is matched to your skills. Enough money to satisfy your basic needs and some non-basic ones--from time to time.
At least three good things on a daily basis. Gratitude for having all of the above. One or more kids with an additional amount of gratitude. Mostly one god and several saints. Several additional years of education. Physical and more or less mental health. A few disappointments. Myers shares his "Ten Commandments of Happiness" 1.
Give priority to close relationships. Seek work and leisure that engage your skills. Take control of your time. Act happy. Give your body the sleep it wants. Focus beyond the self. Nurture your spiritual self. Keep a gratitude journal. But also cry. Keep eyes and ears open to the beauty around. Seek out beauty. Listen to music. Sing, whether you can or not. Appreciate who you are and what you are.
Believe in your own abilities. Do your best to remain optimistic and to find satisfaction and meaning in whatever you have to do, including your daily tasks. Guard your health: eat, drink and exercise sensibly.
Search for insight: through discussion, listening, reading-but then think as well! What does it all mean to you? Undeniably, life is also brimming with NEGATIVES: acute and chronic disease, disability, sorrow, death, disaster, bleak family, social, economic and political conditions--an uninterruped flow fo demands from bearable to devastating.
Sometimes we languish there. The very overcoming of inordinate demands is often a source of growth and of new strength for future hardships. Reker T. Reker has 14 Fundamental Guidelines: 1. Be more active and keep busy. Spend more time socialising. Be productive at meaningful work. Get better organised.
Lower your expectations and aspirations. Develop positive, optimistic thinking. Get present-oriented. Work on a healthy personality. Develop an outgoing, social personality. Be yourself.
Close relationships are number one. Value happiness. It is very difficult to be happy if one spends a lot of time brooding about past mistakes, stewing over insults and frustrations, or worrying about bad things that might happen.
Bad things do happen -- but focusing on them only makes them worse. Envy is a powerful enemy of happiness. People who spend a lot of time comparing themselves to others find it a real challenge to be happy. Focus on what you have. We are happier when we are connecting with other people. People with good support networks are much better able to withstand the effects of stress.
Finding ways to help others is another good way to feel better about yourself and your life. Have goals, interests or values that give your life meaning. One interesting paradox is that people devote much of their lives to striving after things-- money, education, success -- that ultimately have little actual effect on their happiness. This does not mean that this striving is a waste of time, however. Exercise does not have to be long or intense to be effective.
Flow is thought to be highly beneficial for our happiness. The experience occurs when we become engaged in a challenging but controllable activity that requires a high level of skill. Activities which produce flow are intrinsically motivating and as a result they are valuable, in that they produce a state of being that is an end in itself. It is our attitude towards adversities and how we cope with them that matters most. Refrigerator magnets anyone?
GELUK - The World book of Happiness
Samenvatting Geen filosofische of spirituele beschouwingen, maar inzichten die gebaseerd zijn op wereldwijd wetenschappelijk onderzoek. Deze moderne wetenschap maakte het voorbije decennium een grote opgang. Geen filosofische of spirituele beschouwingen, maar inzichten die gebaseerd zijn op wereldwijd wetenschappelijk onderzoek. Kennis over de rol van tijd, geld, gezondheid, succes, welzijn, toekomst en warmte. Over jeugd, genetica, toeval en vrije wil. Over humor, pijn en verdriet. Over kiezen, familie, relaties en vrienden.
The world book of hapiness