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Happiness


  • Happiness is pursuing something that you care about, and feeling vital. That's it.
  • Novelty & Challenge makes people happier (Gretchen Rubin on smart people podcast)
  • Strive to be happier, not happy all the time. Unrealistic.
  • 50% genetically determined, 10-20% circumstantial
  • Aim for top of your natural range
  • Make your bed
  • Imitate a spiritual master
  • One sentence journal
  • Lower the bar
  • Sing in the morning
  • Get plenty of sleep!
  • Be creative every day - the more you do it, the more creative you can be
  • Focus on - Your nature, your interests, your values
  • Outer order contributes to inner calm- Huge surge of happiness and motivation.
  • If you always tell yourself that you don't have enough time for stuff — tell yourself you have plenty of time for the things that are important to you.
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