Things happy people do

  • 4sport

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    Sep 30, 2013 1:10 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-sokol-/things-happy-people-do_b_3869793.html
  • GWriter

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    Sep 30, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    Good article, thanks!
    (Expressing gratitude. Lol)
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    Sep 30, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
    Take care of your body. -- Taking care of your body is crucial to being the happiest person you can be. If you don't have your physical energy in good shape, then your mental energy (your focus), your emotional energy (your feelings), and your spiritual energy (your purpose) will all be negatively affected [4]. Did you know that studies conducted on people who were clinically depressed showed that consistent exercise raises happiness levels just as much as Zoloft? Not only that, but here's the double whammy... Six months later, the people who participated in exercise were less likely to relapse because they had a higher sense of self-accomplishment and self-worth.

    I can vouch for this. My recovery from a recent depression was much faster partly due to my improving health and looks from diet and exercise.
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    Sep 30, 2013 6:22 PM GMT
    I suppose you could include it in number 9, but I would have added jacking off.
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    Sep 30, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    Number One: EXPRESS GRATITUDE.

    This Works! As the author says, it's all about giving yourself a positive focus.

    You can thank God or simply talk to yourself. The key is to be mindful of what it is that you appreciate. Whatever that is, you'll see more of it. Focus.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Sep 30, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    Thank you for sharing and I bookmarked this.....
  • Import

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    Sep 30, 2013 7:02 PM GMT
    I wish happy people would stay the fuck off the internet. icon_mad.gif
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    Sep 30, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    It's, like, totally throwing off the bell curve...icon_evil.gif
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    Sep 30, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    Import saidI wish happy people would stay the fuck off the internet. icon_mad.gif


    So much anger here?
  • Import

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    Sep 30, 2013 7:05 PM GMT
    JasFriedman said
    Import saidI wish happy people would stay the fuck off the internet. icon_mad.gif


    So much anger here?


    shut the fuck up. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 30, 2013 7:07 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting this.
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    Sep 30, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
    #3 Avoid over-thinking and social comparison.

    That's a tough one for the gay world. Here's the latest Pew research relating to that...

    http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/06/13/a-survey-of-lgbt-americans/4/

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    In Buddhism is the concept of the three conceits: Thinking you are better than someone else; thinking you are lower than someone else; thinking you are the same as someone else.

    In that sense, happiness can be found in being unique, in, as the article suggests, avoiding social comparison. So when we get uppity within our own community or when we feel put upon by the society at large, we allow that to deter us from realizing happiness.

    In Sanskrit the idea of conceit is known as Māna

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81na[/url]
    It is defined as an inflated mind that makes whatever is suitable, such as wealth or learning, to be the foundation of pride.[1] It creates the basis for disrespecting others and for the occurrence of suffering.
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    Sep 30, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    if people followed those tips, there would be less drama on here. Though I think many would dislike that lol
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    Oct 01, 2013 1:11 AM GMT
    Get revenge on their enemies.icon_smile.gif Ryan.
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    Oct 01, 2013 1:39 AM GMT
    Some good information - and I'm one who knows we make our own happiness.
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    Oct 01, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
    I've never met a melancholy simp, a despondent fool, or a conflicted idiot.

    They're all blissfully happy.
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    Oct 01, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    immobilarityisNOTaword saidthe problem with articles like these is the whole "one size fits all" approach. it's basically assuming that happy people in general follow THAT approach when it's really an individual basis. it doesn't put in other factors such as people's life situations such as access to money and job satisfaction. money does have a lot to do with people's happiness as someone who is able to be financially stable where they can pay their bills. obviously, someone who's stressed out over bills more than likely isn't going to be happy. same thing if someone hates their job. some people may have a hard time being happier than others because they may have clinical depression. it also leaves out that people have different opinions on what happiness means to them.

    so the article is actually useless, at least to me it is as i have clinical depression and is broke.


    Yep. Money can buy comfort and politicians who make laws to make you even more wealthy and happy. Curse the idiot who came up with the "money can't buy happiness" nonsense.
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    Oct 01, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    Import saidI wish happy people would stay the fuck off the internet. icon_mad.gif



    You need to be fucked.....really really hard.....so hard your insides hurt.
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    Oct 01, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    I'm a pretty happy guy, though I think it is too much to ask to be happy all the time. Contentment is my goal, and I will take the highs and lows around that general contentment. I like living my life in this mode. I think you also have to be capable of enjoying yourself alone. Not just whacking off, but just being by yourself for long periods of time. Stupid people react to life as if it is something that is happening to them. Thoughtful people are proactive; only reactive in rare instances. Anticipate the possible and act on what you want to happen.

    I work toward always feeling good - physically, mentally, and emotionally. If something gets in the way of feeling good, I either find a way around or through it. I've found I can make these things happen.

    This is just my way of being, so take it or leave it.
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    Oct 01, 2013 3:12 AM GMT
    Thanks. That was nurturing to read icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 01, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    Elusium saidI've never met a melancholy simp, a despondent fool, or a conflicted idiot.

    They're all blissfully happy.


    Then you have never met a bigot and you have never met a homophobe. You have never met a fundamentalist, a war monger, a greedy shop keeper, a jealous lover, an envious neighbor, an ego maniac, a psychopath.

    So then we say, well, maybe those types just indulged in a specific ignorance. Ignorance of compassion and ignorance of generosity or ignorance of loving freely.

    So then for ignorance to be bliss, must ignorance be absolute and if it is absolute then how is bliss realized. Does realization interfere with actualization? Is that bliss? Is there bliss?

    Is there some productive aspect of happiness or is happiness exempt from evolving? Is bliss silent and without movement? Or is it giddy, full of energy? Does it not take work and is that work within the capacity of a fool?

    It's easier for us to gaze upon a fool as bliss because we want to believe some benefit. Some grace for those who suffer not knowing. And then instead of attributing ignorance to someone inflicting pain upon others, we don't say they're blissful, rather, they're criminal geniuses. They're being ignorant on purpose. Bliss denied.
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    Oct 01, 2013 8:13 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Import saidI wish happy people would stay the fuck off the internet. icon_mad.gif



    You need to be fucked.....really really hard.....so hard your insides hurt.


    LMFAO!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Oct 01, 2013 9:01 PM GMT
    Sounds good
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    Oct 01, 2013 9:17 PM GMT
    And might I add: Do not be unnecessarily critical of others.

    I was raised by two hypercritical parents. They never seemed happy. Always focusing on the negative. Nothing or no one was ever good enough. They could find fault with everyone and everything. Talk about spirit crushers.