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The 7 Attitudes that Bring Happiness

 Happiness is not always something that just happens, it is a state of being you can cultivate.  Practice the Seven Attitudes that Bring Happiness Happiness is not only the result of a great project or a long-term achievement. From meditating to organizing your bed for bedtime, there are many things that can facilitate your everyday happiness. According to the book “The Myths of Happiness”, by the Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky, from the University of California, one of the most common misunderstandings on the Happiness subject is to link it to the arrival of some life event such as a marriage, children, or a new job. Looking for long-term satisfaction relaying on a dependence on an external factor, however, is not something healthy, according to her studies.  But How about starting to be happy now? The first thing one has to do is ask ‘what makes me happy?’. Is it to dance? Is it going out to have coffee with friends?  The self-inquiry must be constant. People who do not question themselves frequently do not know what’s important to them. It is common to observe the behavior of others, but we forget that it is necessary to observe ourselves, to know ourselves better as we grow and change.   Happiness is not anything that is sought after but is something within each one of us. Simple things such as saying thank you, for example, is one of the small everyday attitudes that improve the quality of interpersonal relationships – and the possibility of daily satisfaction. According to research published in May 2012, in the “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,” a simple ‘thank you’ between couples can make the spouse feel appreciated by their partner, thereby making their commitment stronger and their relationship more pleasurable. The long-lasting effect of gratitude goes further....

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