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I love the practical side of Shawn Achor’s message. Basically he is saying that our behavior matters and therefore having good happiness hygiene manifests a joyous spirit. This is inner joy that lights the world not only for you but for those who surround you.
Oprah talked about thinking about happiness as a muscle that must be flexed in order to create health much like a spiritual muscle.
Shawn did admit that it is easier for some people to be happier than others although we all have a happy baseline and this baseline can be improved. He also explained that it isn’t normal to be happy all of the time; to be human is to be sympathetic and compassionate to suffering. Hardship is part of life but if we let this consume us it will drain us of happiness and therefore with practice one can overcome the valleys in life.
He also confirmed that a smile actually does change the chemistry in the brain regardless if it is forced or not. Give it a try.
What are your thoughts about this? Are you mostly happy or can you boost your spirit with happiness habits?