Authored by William G. DeFoore, Ph.D.
The best happiness articles are designed to help you understand happiness, and some will actually make you happier.
What if you heard about a new pill on the market that promises to improve your attitude, your health, your relationships and your success? You wouldn't believe it, and rightly so. No pill will ever do that for you.
But articles about happiness will. The benefits of happiness are tremendous, and those benefits are right here at your fingertips.
Information has never been more available to you than it is today. On your computer, tablet or smart phone, you can find helpful insights, research and viewpoints on any and ever topic you can think of. Since our focus is happiness, that's what you're going to find here.
This entire site is made up of articles about happiness. Just select from the drop-down menus under each heading above to find what you're looking for.
Now let's look at how these articles can help you with your attitude, your health, your relationships and your success.
Attitude is defined as "a settled way of thinking," which means your attitude has been there a while, and will have a tendency to stick around.
So, all you have to do is create some new thinking habits, that become settled over time, through repetition. That's what a great, uplifting article will do for you.
Here's how it works:
You might still enjoy the paper version of magazines. There's something appealing about the feel of the paper and the smell of the ink...it might just add to your happiness to stay with the old familiar.
Learn more about how to keep your attitude positive.
When you're happy, you send a message of "all is well" to your brain and your entire physical body. The research tells us that it really doesn't matter what you're happy about, it just matters that you're happy.
While it's natural and usually easy to be happy as a child, it's not so easy for adults...we have to work at it. The good news is that you benefit tremendously from the effort you put into trying to be happy.
Just so you know how much attitude matters, this study published in Neurology magazine reports that cynicism adds to risk of dementia and a shorter life span.
Research has shown consistently that happiness contributes to improved health. Specifically, the following factors seem to contribute to a reduced likelihood of illnesses such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and depression:
These findings come from a study published by the Harvard School of Public Health. Read about this research and other happiness articles here.
If you think about it, this just makes sense. If you're happy and optimistic, the future will look better to you, and you'll want to stick around for it. You'll have a stronger will to live, which is clearly a major factor in determining longevity.
This part is very clear and simple. When you're happy, you're more attractive, easier to get along with, kinder and more understanding of others.
Reading happiness articles will contribute greatly to your appreciation of other people, since many of these articles are about good people doing good things.
Think about it like this:
And here's the best news...doing what makes you happy is one of the best things you can possibly do for your relationships.
Here's the bottom line...all business and professional success is built on relationships. So, we've really already covered this part.
Do your best to be a happy, fulfilled person, and that will contribute greatly to your personal and professional success.
Get started reading happiness articles now, and make it a regular habit. You will start to see positive results in every aspect of your life.
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