Category: Happiness

perspective

Well-being related to your time perspective

Your time may be the kind of glasses that you put on to look at the world around you. These glasses have three types of lenses: past, present and future. Are you a “here-and-now” person? Do you think that you’re stuck in the past sometimes? If you had the choice between work and leisure activities, would...

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9 Ways to take care of yourself this summer

Summer offers a great opportunity for you to release the tension and give you well deserved rewards. It’s time for going to a picnic, feeling sand between your toes, sailing, splashing in the pool and for many other relaxing and refreshing adventures. Therapists recommend that you experience the following nine ways to nurture yourself (and have...

authentic-happiness

What is authentic happiness

Socrates, Aristotle and Plato thought that when people pursued a virtuous life, they would be authentically happy. Epicurus and utilitarian philosophers promoted the idea that happiness was an abundance of positive feelings and pleasure. Positive psychology has conceptualized authentic happiness as a mix of hedonic and eudaimonic wellbeing (Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi, 2000). Hedonic happiness encompasses high...

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Exercise cures depression

Sedentary lifestyle, a modern problem People are less active today, in part because technology has made our lives easier. Few of us still perform manual tasks or have a job involve physical exertion. All our activities are now much less demanding in terms of physical effort. Inactivity is a “silent killer”, actually. Sedentary behavior is very...

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Are Men Happier than Women?

A recent study from England shows that men are generally happier in life than women, especially in terms of physical appearance, physical condition and salary. Men are happier in life than women, particularly when it comes to their appearance, new research has found. A detailed study of 12 aspects of modern life has reached the conclusion...

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What makes us feel good? 10 habit ways designed to bring you authentic happiness

Most of us believe that happiness happens when an extraordinary event occurs in our lives and we often tend to expect such events to come to us. On the contrary, it is our main responsibility to create new habits which should fulfill ourselves and make us feel happy. The positive psychology urges us to adopt a...

Time to relax: 9 Ways to a Happy Body

The current busy corporate lifestyle has a negative effect on health in general. When our bodies aren’t in shape anymore and suffer the effects of stress, it is very hard to be happy. Those who work out, take care of their body and even reserve a time for relaxation involve not only their body, but also...

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6 Great Ways to Start Your Day

A healthy lifestyle begins each morning! The way you spend your mornings bring more positive energy for the rest of the day. In this article you will discover some specific healthy lifestyle habits that you can incorporate into your morning routine which will make you able to cope with daily stress. Try one or more of...

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Optimism and Health

Diseases that attack the immune system, such as cancer and HIV / AIDS, are objective indicators of disease evolution in optimistic individuals. For example, people with high level of optimism during the first phase of breast cancer reported higher levels of well-being. Moreover, researchers found that pessimistic people had a higher risk of premature death in...

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The key to happiness: 5 Lessons Received from the Happiest Man on Earth

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin have called Tibetan monk of French origin, Matthieu Ricard, Ph.D. in molecular genetics, as “the happiest man in the world”. Over the last decade, at the urging of the Dalai Lama and prestigious neuroscientists in the field of neuroplasticity, Ricard joined a group of advanced meditation practitioners in order to...

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How to increase your happiness

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. As it comes out of this WHO’s definition, mental well-being is strongly connected to general health and to a longer life. Several studies found an association between measures related to serotonin and the feeling of well-being....

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Does positive psychology work?

Followers of positive psychology cite numerous studies that show that optimistic people are healthier and happier, more successful and live longer. Discovering individual strengths and focusing on the positive aspects of life bring valuable health benefits. The concept of positive psychology is very comprehensive, including a variety of techniques to encourage people to identify and further...