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8 Simple Pleasures You’re Forgetting to Enjoy

Taking only a minute to enjoy something simple, can make all the difference between having an okay day and an extraordinary one. In our busy routines and overstimulating world, it’s easy to overlook the simple joys. The Huffington Post shares with us a few simple pleasures that could become the best parts of the day:

Your Morning Cup

Whether you have coffee or tea, that first morning sip can be a wonderful wakeup call. As the warmth fills and awakens you, take time to think of something you’re looking forward to that day.

Your Commute

The commute can be a time for you to clear your mind so you’re ready to be productive in the morning or it can be seen as the time to leave work stress behind as you head home.

Laughter

Don’t underestimate the power of a good laugh, you know, the kind that leaves your stomach hurting. In one feel-good action you can relieve stress, help your sleeping habits and even build up your immune system.

A Quiet Place To Sit

You are constantly walking through public spaces without even noticing. A park bench or building steps can be the most relaxing areas to really stop and just watch the world go by for a moment.

Your Favorite Tunes

Has someone ever told you to snap out of it? Listening to your tunes can instantly put you in a cheerful mood and boost your productivity. So turn up the beat and dance out those negative thoughts

The Ease At Which You Can Connect With Family And Friends

Put your technology to a good use. Connecting with people with a phone call can help when you need comfort from a friend or family member.

Your Favorite Treat

Be it ice cream, chocolate, gummies or all the above, it’s OK to indulge yourself once in a while. Instead of feeling guilty, savor and love every bite! You deserve it.

The Sunset

There is something about a sunset that gives us peace. While so many of us are rushing to finish work or get dinner on the table, the earth is giving us a great gift, a moment of pure beauty.

 

Resource: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/small-things-to-enjoy_n_4037723.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

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Oct 24, 2013
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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.

After exploring what accounts for ultimate happiness, Seligman says he was surprised. The pursuit of pleasure, research determined, has hardly any contribution to a lasting fulfillment. Instead, pleasure is “the whipped cream and the cherry” that adds a certain sweetness to satisfactory lives founded by the pursuit of meaning and engagement. Joyful people have certain tendencies that add to their pursuit of meaning and motivate them along the way.

  • They surround themselves with other happy people
  • They smile when they mean it
  • They cultivate resilience
  • They try to be happy
  • They are mindful of the good
  • They appreciate simple pleasures
  • They devote some of their time to giving
  • They let themselves lose track of time (sometimes they can’t help it)
  • They nix the small talk for deeper conversation
  • They spend money on other people
  • They make a point to listen
  • They uphold in-person connections
  • They look on the Brightside
  • They value a good mixtape
  • They unplug
  • They get spiritual
  • They make exercise a priority
  • They go outside
  • They spend some time on the pillow
  • They LOL
  • They Walk the Walk

Read the following article on what more you can do to find happiness.

 

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/16/happiness-habits-of-exuberant-human-beings_n_3909772.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

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Oct 07, 2013
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