Happiness

The Many Roads To Happiness…

 

“People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” H Jackson Browne

 

Whilst there are certain universal principles which lead to greater happiness, like living in line with ones values for example, the path to happiness is just as unique and varied as each of us. Although our humanity unites us all, we each have idiosyncrasies and distinctly individual likes and dislikes. What brings me laughter and joy, another may not even find funny, and so it is with happiness. Even the basic principles of happiness, like living by ones values, are different for everyone. What struck me most about readers’ comments was the diversity of them, however, this should not really have been surprising when considering the wide spectrum of human nature.

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What has contributed to your happiness the most? I will be writing a post based on the best comments!

The series on happiness is going to be published shortly and I wanted to get your thoughts on what makes for a happy life!

Is it doing something we love? Having deep friendships? Making sure we have a sense of progress? What has contributed most to your happiness?

Please leave your thoughts on what has worked best for you – I will write a post based on the answers of the top comments!!

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin (Click on link to see Amazon listing and reviews)

Here at Accessible Psychology I just wanted to share with you next months hot topic – Happiness! If you’d like to do a little fun reading before my next months series posts in October just take a read of the bestseller The Happiness Project.

This is one of my favourite little gems, written by none other than the New York Times bestseller, Gretchen Ruben (and for this book, no less). As a reader you don’t often notice evidence of research on the writers part, but Gretchen Rubin shares a wealth of information and scientific findings on Happiness – and all presented in a light-hearted and easy to read way. A must read for anyone looking to maximise their bliss!