I recently picked up a Special Time Magazine publishing called The Science of Happiness: New Discoveries for a More Joyful Life.
I have been skimming it and will read the articles in full soon, but from skimming it seems awesome. Hence why I picked it up initially.
Here’s some of the quotes that drew me in:
One of the greatest ways to find joy is to spend a half-day or whole day on a technology fast. That means no screen time. None.
Find the activity that allows you to settle your mind, emotions and desires so that you become grounded in the present.
”It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.” —Margaret Wander Bonanno
On the days when you barely have time to breathe, recall something that made you happy.
The new science of happiness starts with a simple insight: we’re never satisfied.
Your penchant for comparing yourself with the guy next door seems to be a deeply rooted human trait.
Not long ago, researchers thought you had a happiness set point that were largely stuck with you for life.
”Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile. Sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.” —Thich Nhat Hahn
When life is hard, the communal support of a religious community is especially valuable.
As you can see, there is a nice variety of topics covered all relating to personal development and growth and just overall happiness. People focus so much on physical exercise but can often forget to exercise the mind and your mental state as it’s just as important.
More to come.