*Quick shout out to Shane Parrish at Farnam Street.
The HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE by Shawn Achor talks about THE KEYS TO HAPPINESS.
At 30,000′: Success doesn’t make us happy. Happiness makes us a success.
“When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.”
Here’s a shorthand of some of Achor’s thoughts on becoming happier.
- Meditate. “Research shows that regular meditation can permanently re-wire the brain to raise levels of happiness, lower stress and even improve immune function.”
- Do something nice for someone.
- Invest in your social relationships.
- Get outside.
- Spend money on experiences not stuff.
Check out the article and the book.