Four Simple Ways to Increase Your Happiness

Many people spend their whole lives searching for happiness, constantly looking for the perfect situation that they believe will make them happy. Others have found that happiness is really a choice that one has to make regardless of their current place in life. After all, we are human beings. We are not going to be naturally happy all of the time. We are triggered by negative people and events within our environment. Much of this is beyond our control, which can leave people feeling helpless and unhappy.

However, the truth of the matter is that happiness is within your grasp. If you open your mind and embrace these four simple practices, your level of happiness grow significantly.

FOCUS ON GRATITUDE

We hear so much about gratitude and being thankful for what we have, but there is so much truth to this. If you are truly grateful, you will find it difficult to be unhappy. There is always someone who wishes they had what you have in your life. Perhaps you are too focused on the one or...

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3 Simple Steps to Improve Your Decision-Making Ability

For some individuals, decision-making can be a challenge.  People may feel this way for a variety of reasons.  Perhaps they are lacking confidence in their knowledge about the situation or problem and don’t feel as though they are making the most informed decision possible.  Other times, they may be bombarded by information from a number of sources, perhaps conflicting informants, and have difficulty discerning what is best.  And of course, many struggle with decision-making simply because there are so many decisions to be made, ranging from simple choices such as what to eat for breakfast to those with great implications in a complex business deal.  We are constantly consumed by the need to make a choice, and the correct one, of course.  This can become overwhelming for many and can lead to analysis paralysis, or the choice to take no action rather than risk possibly choosing the incorrect option.  However, inaction can be detrimental to...

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