Posts in the category “happiness”

Find the Why: Uncovering the (Sometimes Hidden) Reasons We Do the Things We Do

Underneath the things we do, there are almost always deeper reasons. In order to make the best decisions and live the best life, we should figure out what they are.

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Read the Label: What we risk when we outsource our identities.

Labels define how other people perceive us. It’s time to rethink how much control we’re giving up when we assign labels to ourselves.

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Only Keep Score Against Yourself

Success is not how much money you make. It’s not how much stuff you own. It’s not your job, your status, or your rank against the neighbors. So what is it?

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Why do I always feel disappointed after I get something I want?

It’s tempting to always push for more. But does it actually make us happy when we get it? Why aren’t we happier after we achieve our goals?

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Stop Glossing Over the Good Stuff: How to Be More Positive

We’re not born as “glass half full” or “glass half empty” people. We make that choice each day. Here’s how to stop negativity and start being more positive.

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The Baseline: How to Create Long-Term Happiness

The quest for happiness is a rollercoaster of highs and lows. But can we build long-term happiness? I think it’s possible. Let me explain. With cupcakes.

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The Antimidas Touch. Or: why everything I touch turns to shit.

Some people are magnets for bad luck. Everything they do falls apart, and nothing ever goes their way. The universe just has it in for them...or does it?

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1 Year Abroad: What a Year Without a Country Has Taught Me

A year ago I sold everything and left the country. Since then, I’ve realized I had quite a few things wrong about the world. And one or two things right.

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Fake problems: slaying dragons, and why maybe we shouldn’t.

If we’re looking for them, there are always bigger, more challenging problems to tackle. But are we making anything better by fighting these battles?

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How to Overcome All Your Fears Without Being Brave

Most of our fears are irrational, but we can overcome them with one simple technique. No heroics required.

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