is showing joy or pleasure, or enjoying
fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people
desire to experience. "release the inner chicken."
having vigorous and
is the feeling of lively and cheerful joy. Emotionally
aroused. Thinking Positive
There is no direct path to
for happiness is a combination of many different
influences. Happiness is a temporary state of mind and only one of many
experience. And just Being Happy does not mean
that everything is Good or Right for happiness is only an
emotion and not an accurate measurement of
. The same goes for
, just because you're sad does not mean that
something is wrong or that there is no hope, it could just mean
that you're tired, stressed,
or thinking about something sad. There is no
Measurement of Happiness
but you can
count the things
you happy. And just how that something makes you happy will still depend on your
at that particular moment. Memories can also make you happy, but
only when the memory is a good one and not connected to anything
A good nights
, Healthy Diet
Plenty of Exercise
help increase your chances of experiencing happiness. People
who are dying and near death can experience a moment of
happiness, especially when they are given
We should have a
Placebo Pill for Happiness
is an affective state in which a person
or excitement and intense feelings of well-being and
felt when having a good time.Spiritual Awakening
full body and mind experience that produces a heightened state of
. One that releases you from all
fears and emotional restraints, while at the same time feeling more
connected to life. A feeling like you are in heaven. A type of
is just the beginning of an amazing journey, where you are finally
discovering more about yourself and the world around you. Knowing and
learning, instead of not knowing and yearning.
is translated as happiness.
Mood is an emotional state. Moods differ from
emotions, feelings, or affects in that they are less specific, less
intense, and less likely to be triggered by a particular stimulus or
event. Moods are typically described as having either a positive or
negative valence. In other words, people usually speak of being in a good
mood or a bad mood.
Enthusiasm is intense enjoyment, interest, or
approval. The word was originally used to refer to a person possessed by a
god, or someone who exhibited intense piety.
Optimism is a mental attitude defined as expecting the best
possible outcome from any given situation. This is usually referred to in
psychology as dispositional optimism. It thus reflects a belief that
future conditions will work out for the best. Not the same as
You Pretend You're Happy? (youtube)
Serenity is being free
from stress or emotion or having the absence of
mental stress or anxiety.
Tranquility is being free from
disturbances, stress or emotion. A state of
Epicurus on Happiness
Social Emotional Learning
a part of being Happy?
part of being Happy?
a part of being Happy?
Humor a part of being
Behavior a part of being Happy?
Does Happiness come from
learning to release
is a facial expression formed primarily by flexing the muscles
at the sides of the mouth. Some smiles include a contraction of
the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a "Duchenne
smile". Smiles performed without the eye contraction can be
perceived as "fake".
make us Happy?
is a facial expression in which the eyebrows are
brought together, and the forehead is wrinkled, usually
indicating displeasure, sadness or worry, or less often
confusion or concentration. The appearance of a frown varies by
There are two types of laughter: Fake and Genuine. But
don't care if it's laughter therapy, a laugh is a
Laughing Club India
change the facts; it changes how you relate to those facts.”
Why Do We Laugh?
Makeover Episode 2. Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
Happiness is perceiving a moment in time to be pleasant,
satisfying and hopeful.
Happiness is a beautiful feeling and a wonderful human
emotion that everyone should experience at least a few times a
day. Happiness is good for you and should always be part of a
well-balanced life. From my experience, the more you know about
and the more you know
about the world the better your
chances will be to experience this temporary state of mind
called happiness. Because when you keep learning you will find
that some of the things that you learn are actually pretty
Take a moment everyday
and pretend that everything is perfect in your life and in the
world, and the joy that you feel inside is amazing. Smile on the
Valuing Time Over Money Is Associated With Greater Happiness
There is empirical evidence that prioritizing time over money is
a stable preference related to greater subjective well-being.
"Is it better to be unhappy then to be happy for the
is a measurement of the collective
happiness in a nation.
"Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to
"Only look back to learn."
"To free yourself from the
irrelevant, is true happiness..so what's
"I want to be happy and
totally aware at the same time."
"The key to a happy life is being
prepared, it's having enough knowledge and skills to navigate
through life's difficulties."
"When one door of happiness
closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed
door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."
"Remember that not
what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."
"There are some things more
important — and more unimaginable — than being happy."
"Happiness is not
determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s
happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain
happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within."
Not getting what you
want is a good thing as long as you have everything that you
. But knowing what you need is a process of learning,
because your needs change. So you have to learn what your needs
are, and understand why your needs might be changing. If not,
then your needs may not be met when you need them. And that
means you may have to adapt to new circumstances that you helped
create, because you did not learn what was necessary in order to
prepare yourself. Learning will give you all the power that you
need, but if you stop learning, you will never be able to
utilize that power.
You know that feeling that
you get when you're looking forward to something that you
know you're really going to enjoy, and you're anticipating that
wonderful moment happening in the future? That's a kind of
happiness that you can have anytime. And if you're doing what's
necessary to have that dream become a reality, then you should
always be happy. This is why having meaningful
can be a
constant source of happiness, whether those goals are a benefit
to you, or to other people. It seems that our
is one of
the most important factors in maintaining our happiness.
Happiness is Learning
the right things at the right time,
and remembering all that is relevant and important. "Things turn
out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn
The Happiest people don't
necessarily have the best of everything; The happiest people are
the ones who make the most of everything, making the most of
what they have. Happy people are more focused on quality then
they are quantity. Happy people know that a
lot less stressful and a lot more meaningful then a life filled
with material things that are of little or
thus eventually causing more suffering then pleasure.
McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
Williams - Happy
24 Hours of
Revolution of the Mind - James Brown - I Feel Good
More Happy Songs
Things that can make you happy, but not necessarily
exercise for 5 minutes,
a new skill, spend time in
something pleasing like flowers or fruit, learn something about a
, insect or animal, watch the
sunset or sunrise, spend time with a
someone, dress up in different clothes or change your hairstyle,
, watch a
, listen to
dream and explore
, create a
interesting, call an old friend,
, take a nap,
something, set a
or work on
a letter, prepare a
bake a pie or cookies, educate someone, and so on and so
"A happy man is
with the present to dwell too much on the future." (Albert
Having purpose and meaning in life increases overall well-being and
life satisfaction, improves mental and physical health, enhances
resiliency, enhances self-esteem, and decreases the chances of
depression. On top of that, the single-minded pursuit of
happiness is ironically leaving people less happy. What sets
human beings apart from animals is not the pursuit of happiness,
which occurs all across the natural world, but the pursuit of
meaning, which is unique to humans.
is a social psychologist who is known for his
work on the self, social rejection, belongingness,
differences, self-control, self-esteem, self-defeating
behaviors, motivation, aggression, consciousness, and free will.
is the fulfillment of one's wishes,
, or the
pleasure derived from this: Gratified, having received what was
The contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need,
or expectation. Act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite.
Knowledge is Happiness,
Learning is Happiness.
Happiness is complex, but the
more you understand what happiness is, the more you will
experience happiness. If learning makes you happy you will always be happy
as long as you keep learning. But Knowledge and Information
buy itself will not guarantee happiness. Knowledge and
Information will only make you more aware of what happiness is.
And the more you know the more possibilities and potential you
will be aware of. Listen to as many people as possible for a
great portion of our
comes from each other
and from the millions of experiences that we all share. But
please keep in mind that when you are relying on other people
for knowledge and information, that the knowledge of other
people will only be affective and reliable when those other
people are actually learning new knowledge and acquiring new
information. So the more people you know who are always learning
will definitely increase your chances of acquiring reliable and
accurate information and knowledge.
- People Smart
Oliver Shows Every Emotion
"Knowing a lot of people is good, but knowing a few people
who know a lot is even better
Boredom is a By-Product
I don't see how anyone can get
world is full of millions of different things that a person can
, you could never do all of them even if you tried. To say
that you did it all is a lie because it's impossible to do it
all. That's why it's important to have a list of things to do,
and also, have a list of things that you would like to do in the
like a bucket list.
It's a good idea to always have goals.
Short term goals, and long
. So the only way that boredom could ever happen
is when you forget
, you forget the list, you forget your goals,
you forget the importance of your life, and you forget the
unlimited potential of your life. You forgot
all the things that you can
forgot your abilities
is the perception of having the lack of variety and interest;
Tedious repetition and routine.
is an emotional or psychological state
experienced when an individual is left without anything in
particular to do, is not interested in his or her surroundings,
or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious. It is also
understood by scholars as a modern phenomenon which has a
cultural dimension. Introvert
Empty Nest Syndrome
is more like Empty Head Syndrome where you forget
that you have a brain and a life.
Happy. I know that I cannot control everything in
my life or control everything in other people’s lives.
I try to control
as many things that I can and always strive to
. I'm mostly
is illogical and offers no benefit to me or
anyone else. Plus being happier is healthier then being sad
because you have less
. So being happy is just
logical and it makes sense as long as my feelings of sadness are
not related to
Chemical or Physical Imbalances
influenced by bad diet or
environment. Plus being happy is also much more enjoyable then
, but you have to understand
the causes in order to make changes. And it's definitely more
or positive thinking, feeling happy and hopeful
just feels better.
is hardly ever helpful in any situation.
wouldn't want to do away with sadness because Sadness surely
makes you appreciate happiness a whole lot more.
I do more when
I'm happy, whether that's good or bad, because it all boils down
to how you use your time, whether you're happy or sad.
Simplify (simple life)
"This is not a sad world, there are just things in this
world that can make you sad."
is a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation.
is understanding of the nature or meaning or quality
or magnitude of something. The recognition and enjoyment of the
good qualities of someone or something.
You should never be the cause of your own suffering.
is more then just skin deep.
"joy, bliss, delight"
is a fatty acid
the non-oxidative metabolism of eicosatetraenoic acid (arachidonic acid)
an essential ω-6 polyunsaturated
is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors
located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral
nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.
Known as "the body’s own cannabinoid system", the ECS is involved in a
variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation,
mood, and memory, and in mediating the psychoactive effects of Cannabis
Weather affects Mood
Why do I feel better during a
High Barometric Pressure
High Pressure System
is having to do with the response of the
opposed to the intellect
, as in the distinction between
. Obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or
observation. Internal organs collectively
is a phenomenon that occurs when people with conditions
such as arthritis claim to feel
, particularly with
changes in barometric pressure, humidity or other
Weather on Health
Tools for Monitoring the
Seasonal Affective Disorder
(SAD) is a mood disorder subset
in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year
experience depressive symptoms
at the same
time each year, most commonly in the winter. Also known as winter
depression, winter blues, summer depression or seasonal depression.
Sufferers may exhibit any of the associated symptoms, such as feelings of
hopelessness and worthlessness, thoughts of suicide
, loss of interest in
activities, withdrawal from social interaction
, sleep and appetite
problems, difficulty with concentration and decisions, decreased sex
drive, a lack of energy, or agitation. Symptoms of winter SAD often
include oversleeping or difficulty waking up in the morning, nausea, and a
tendency to over eat, often with a craving for carbohydrates, which leads
to weight gain. SAD is typically associated with winter depression, but
springtime lethargy or other seasonal mood patterns are not uncommon.
Although each individual case is different, in contrast to winter SAD,
people who experience spring and summer depression may be more likely to
show symptoms such as insomnia, decreased appetite and weight loss, and
agitation or anxiety
Hot Weather Effects
On days you feel good, write down the details of the
weather. On days you feel bad, also write down the details of the weather
and then see if there are any
in any of the weather related factors
that you wrote down, like the ones below. (June 6th, 2016).
I Felt good today
85.6 °F, Low 63.3 °F, Average 72.6 °F
- WSW 8 mph
in (going up)Visibility
- 9.0 mi
- 1 of 10
is more than just being sad.
That Feeling in Your Bones
. Link between achy joints and rainy weather
in a flood of data comes up dry.
Gut Feeling ?
Changes in prebiotic
levels could have an effect on
may ease Anxiety and Depression. Gut
may affect levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Gut
have an affect on the vagus nerve
, which conveys sensory
information from the gut to the brain. Gut bacteria may also
affect the immune system
could, in turn, influence the brain. (Gut and Psychology
Syndrome) Gut Feeling
- Body affects the mind and the mind affects the body.
. 90% of the human body's total serotonin is located
Human Gastrointestinal Tract
in our gut secrete a profound number of
chemicals, chemicals that are the same substances used by our
neurons to communicate and regulate mood, like dopamine,
(GABA).certain bacteria were more
likely to be associated with depressive patients.
Beyond our Normal Senses
is the interactions between the
and the relationships between mental processes and health.
It's all about increasing your odds for happiness
"There are many things in
my life that I am not totally in control of. Even though I am
getting better at controlling things in my life, I am still not
in control of everything. I prioritize, but I have to learn how
not to ignore things that still may be important. So I have to
learn how to spend some more time on the lower priorities in my
life, because they still may have significance. How many things
do I need to be in control of in my life in order to feel that I
am in control of my life? Without turning into a
or becoming a
Every human being has
difficulties, but not every human being has the same
difficulties or reacts the same way to difficulties.
and feelings are Humans
, part early warning system and part joyride.
Understanding the different
emotions is just as important as knowing where the on and off
switch is so that you can
the amount of emotions and keep from being overly
emotional. Emotions and
feelings should never guide your decision making. Emotions and
feelings should only make
you aware that you are an incredible and complex machine that
needs proper maintenance
and proper monitoring
. - (Howard Polley)
burying or suppressing emotions is an indication that there is
vital information and knowledge missing that is needed to help a
person to understand their feelings. People are afraid to
express certain feelings when they are not sure what they mean
or how they will be
A computational and neural model of momentary subjective
"Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around
you, but rather what’s happening inside you. Most people depend on others
to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within." Patience
Happiness during the Holidays
What Makes for a Merry Christmas
More happiness was reported when family and religious
experiences were more prominent, and lower well-being occurred
when spending money and receiving gifts
was more prominent.
Engaging in environmentally conscious consumption practices also
predicted a happier holiday, as did being older and male. In
sum, the materialistic aspects of modern Christmas celebrations
may undermine well-being, while family and spiritual activities
may help people to feel more satisfied.
Constraints on the use of money as a gift at Christmas
role of status and intimacy. A gift must be capable of carrying
meaningful information concerning the level of intimacy and the
relative status existing between donor and recipient. In
contrast, money was found to lack the necessary attributes for
conveying information concerning intimacy, but also to possess
attributes that may transmit inappropriate messages relating to
Inferences about Homeowners' Sociability
: Impact of
Christmas decorations and other cues residents may use holiday
decorations on their home's exterior to communicate friendliness
and cohesiveness with neighbors.
Would you gain more happiness from buying a material good then you would
from having an experience?
Depends on the material object and the
type of experience that you have. Some material goods can provide long
lasting happiness, especially when the product can be used to benefit your
life. Like having a new bicycle, which gives you many opportunities to
travel and exercise, while reducing pollution and other negative impacts.
Or an experience that provides you with more then a great memory, but also
provides you with lessons learned and knowledge gained from the
experience, which you can now share with others, bringing even more
happiness to people who have not yet experienced what you have. Experience
can be a gift that keeps on giving. So can a material object, especially
an object that can be shared and enjoyed for many years.