We have seen a dramatic upsurge in scientific studies on Positive Psychology and the science of happiness. The studies all point to ways of life i.e. thinking and acting that can impact how happy we are and our general sense of well-being.
Recently, Positive psychologists diverted their research to ‘improving normal lives’ other than trying to fix the depressed and insane. If we all imbibe in tips that make happy people happier, and make happiness very paramount, the increasing number of the depressed will be reduced drastically.
According to Dr. William Compton’s Introduction to Positive Psychology, positive psychology means seeking “to make normal life more fulfilling.” via the scientific method (hypothesis, prediction, study, research, analysis) to understand the positive and emotionally fulfilling aspects of human behavior.
Since i devoted much of my time in reading and studying positive psychology: I noticed that it’s not what i have and where i am, that makes me happy, but my thinking and doings. Because, happiness is rarely found in material possessions or worldly pursuits.
Dan Millman stated:
“I’d always believed that a life of quality, enjoyment, and wisdom were my human birthright and would be automatically bestowed upon me as time passed. I never suspected that I would have to learn how to live – that there were specific disciplines and ways of seeing the world I had to master before I could awaken to a simple, happy, uncomplicated life.”
Happy people show gratitude often, which is one of the contributing factor for overall happiness in life. Saying ‘Thank You’ won’t do you any harm, it’s time to witness the great power of this short expression, never let your ego take it away.
You need not to be told, that nursing feelings of hatred is dangerous for your well-being. Perhaps, you never know that, when you ‘hate’ someone, and you’re continuously thinking about it, those negative emotions are eating away at your immune system.
Buying Experience not Possessions.
Several studies conducted on happy people show how it’s very possible to buy happiness. As written in the article i titled 4 Ways Money can buy happiness, i stated several ways one can directly acquired happiness, and not to waste money on material things if you are truly in pursuant of happiness.
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Buying moments, such as outings and many others.
Doing what you like the most.
Doing everything your hands find daily won’t bring joy, but, that which you thirst for. No matter how short the time is. Endeavor to do that which your heart aspires for.
Take time to design an amazing day for yourself, by planning where to go, what to do and much more of your entire schedule and live by it. When you realized you are able to meet them all, you will definitely be astonished by how you are able to control your life. Then, put this into practice daily.
Exercise makes happy people happier. Their moods improve after exercising and aids them in managing stress.
Studies on this phenomenon share several possible reasons for a link between spirituality and happiness. Spirituality provide people with an opportunity to engage in a meditative act. Whereas, Meditation has been shown to have a strong link with well-being because it calms the body, reduces stress and anxiety, and also supports positive thinking.
Never compare yourself to any one.
Keep your eyes off other people’s possession and endowments. Because, you can never feel comfortable working toward the actualization of your goals if you keep comparing yourselves.
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You are unique, and with life of purpose, work tirelessly to make yourself another face to behold.
This study provides crucial new support for our longstanding hypothesis. It explains how the KYNA system may become dysfunctional in schizophrenia, concludes Prof. Robert Schwarcz.
References: Introduction to Positive Psychology - Dr. William Compton's Koenig, H. G. (2012). Religion, spirituality, and health: the research and clinical implications. International Scholarly Research Network – Psychiatry278730: 1-33.. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)