The How Of Happiness Pdf
Achieving Ultimate Happiness Know What You Want Then Go For It! Have An Attitude Of Gratitude Random Acts Of Kindness Move And Breathe Nurture Yourself Focus On Your Strengths And Values Cultivate Relationships Strengthen Your Spirituality THE ART OF HAPPINESS 9. “Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”-Aristotle “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”.
Drawing on her own groundbreaking research with thousands of men and women, research psychologist and University of California professor of psychology Sonja Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives-in the short term and over the long term. The How of Happiness is a different kind of happiness book, one that offers a comprehensive guide to understanding what happiness is, and isn’t, and what can be done to bring us all closer to the happy life we envision for ourselves. Using more than a dozen uniquely formulated happiness-increasing strategies, The How of Happiness offers a new and potentially life-changing way to understand our innate potential for joy and happiness as well as our ability to sustain it in our lives.
Beginning with a short diagnostic quiz that helps you to first quantify and then to understand what she describes as your “happiness set point,” Lyubomirsky reveals that this set point determines just 50 percent of happiness while a mere 10 percent can be attributed to differences in life circumstances or situations. This leaves a startling, and startlingly underdeveloped, 40 percent of our capacity for happiness within our power to change.***
Lyubomirsky’s “happiness strategies introduce you to the concept of intentional activities, mindful actions that you can use to achieve a happier life. These include exercises in practicing optimism when imagining the future, instruction in how best to savor life’s pleasures in the here and now, and a thoroughgoing explanation of the importance of staying active to being happy. Helping you find the right fit between the goals you set and the activities she suggests, Lyubomirsky also helps you understand the many obstacles to happiness as well as how to harness individual strengths to overcome them. Always emphasizing how much of our happiness is within our control, Lyubomirsky addresses the “scientific how” of her happiness research, demystifying the many myths that unnecessarily complicate its pursuit. Unlike those of many self-help books, all her recommendations are supported by scientific research. The How of Happiness is both a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to all those who have questioned their own well-being and sought to take their happiness into their own hands.
***Click here for two slides from Lyubomirsky’s 2019 Melbourne talk on revisiting the pie chart described in this book.
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- Author : Sonja Lyubomirsky
- Release Date : 15 December 2020
- Publisher : Penguin
- Categories : Psychology
- Pages : 366 pages
- ISBN 13 : 159420148X
- ISBN 10 : 9781594201486
Synopsis : The how of Happiness written by Sonja Lyubomirsky, published by Penguin which was released on 15 December 2020. Download The how of Happiness Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Drawing on her own research with thousands of people, psychologist Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives--in the short and long term. This book that offers a guide to understanding whath