“A Powerful Three-Step Algorithm for Happiness”

Written By: Leo Babauta at Zen Habits

(Leo writes about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives)

Today I’m going to share a really simple secret that can make your day instantly better. If you’re feeling down, it can make you happier, all day long.

It’s something I’ve been trying myself, with great results. It’s three steps, and anyone can do them. This is an algorithm that can be repeated over and over, all day long. It starts with a basic assumption: that we are all human beings capable of goodness, of love, of pain, of broken hearts and passionate love. That we all have bad days, that inside our jaded exteriors is a person who just wants love. READ MORE HERE

“The Happiness Theory”

Written By: Michele at Words of Compassion, Creativity, & Knowledge

(Michele hosts her blog about her personal journey of memories, thoughts, feelings and second chances)

“I define happiness for myself. I make my own happiness today and experience joy in living in my own unique way.” –Rokelle Lerner

So what role does happiness play in living a connected life?

As I mentioned before, the overall goal in my own life is to have “joy,” but not in opposition to happiness. My argument is that we need both. It’s just that when you have joy, if all that you hold sacred is ripped from you, you can find a reason to keep on living.

I don’t deny happiness or happy moments. I need them to stay alive. The idea of happiness is an essential component of living a healthy, connected life. But what in the world does it mean to be happy? Researchers have tried to define it, but I’m not sure if there is a consensus or a “Happiness theory” that has been identified. Here are some thoughts from a book I began reading some time ago called The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky: READ MORE HERE


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