Friday, July 27, 2012
Happiness: Post #7 - The Recipe for Happiness
The Happiness Recipe: Have important goals and values. Do things that have meaning, not just fun stuff (but fun’s good too!). Strive for strong, supportive relationships—people need to love and be loved. Material sufficiency—be satisfied with the possessions you have and avoid materialism or happiness becomes elusive. Cultivate spiritual emotions—developing a sense of gratitude and compassion for people and things around us makes a huge difference in how we view the world. Temperament—while we do inherit a level of happiness, we also control a large amount ourselves (40%). AIM your mind: What you pay attention to, how you interpret what happens to you, and how you remember a life event make the difference in positive vs. negative mindsets.