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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happiness: One Step at a Time

Michael Hanlon pens a great article in News.com.au titled The 10 Steps to Happiness, basing it on the works of several authors who have written about happiness:

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Harvard psychologist Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar

The Happiness Hypothesis by psychologist Dr. Jonathan Haidt

Here are the ten steps:

  1. Count your blessings

  2. Simplify your life

  3. Avoid shopping

  4. Exercise

  5. Pleasure in simple tasks

  6. Set realistic goals

  7. Admit mistakes

  8. Avoid commuting

  9. Be traditional

  10. Don't try too hard

Read more

For past blogs about happiness, click here

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