Cultivating Happiness - HelpGuide.org

Cultivating Happiness

This article contains everything you need to know about living with more happiness in your life. I’ve tried these suggestions at various times, but what if I made an effort to practice them all at once? Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

Do you, like many people, have a mental list of things you think you need in order to be truly happy? There are many externals our society teaches us to chase: success, wealth, fame, power, good looks, romantic love. But are they really the keys to happiness? The research says no, at least when it comes to long-term happiness. A prestigious award, a big raise, an exciting new relationship, a fancy new car, losing weight, these things can make us feel great at first, but the thrill doesn’t last very long. Human beings are quick to adapt to new circumstances—a quality that has helped us survive and thrive. But it also means that the positive things that initially make us happier soon become our new normal and we return to our old happiness baseline. […]

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