Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

Dec
28

Happiness and energy levels boosted

Happiness

Have you ever had one of those “everything’s going wrong” days? Of course you have, everyone does. Apparently we have on average, three times more positive than negative experiences, but because of the way our brains are wired, we tend to give more weight to the negative ones, so they’re the ones we remember most. Plus, our brains get “habituated” to the positive ones, meaning your background level of positive experiences just becomes your “norm” and you need more of them to get a happy buzz.

So now for the good news. Recent research shows that simply talking about your positive experiences makes you happier. Lambert and colleagues found that when people shared their positive experiences with a supportive person, their life satisfaction, happiness, and energy levels increased.

Tip for the day: boost your happiness and energy levels by sharing your joy!

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Jan
25

Being miserable at work

I read a quote by Carlos Castaneda the other day while in Planet Books and it struck me like a sledge-hammer. “We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” I have known what seems to have been so many miserable people it really isn’t funny. I used to think that I could help them to be happy. All I got was exhausted and they just wanted more of me and my energy. I judged them harshly and eventually avoided them believing they were nothing but a drain. Then I realised I was ignorant.