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We will always face situations that we find distressing, aggravating, troubling, infuriating, sorrowful, or heartbreaking. Many of these we have no control over. However, we have a choice to accept or to “fight against reality”. When acceptance is hard, try to remember you have a choice. Choose the path of acceptance.
Happiness Is the Way
Happiness and resilience go hand-in-hand. By building your happiness, that is, your positivity and well-being, you can experience all the benefits of increased positivity, including the ability to bounce back quickly when things go wrong.
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When your life is in congruence with your “valid values” — the principles you deem as important and desirable — you feel in harmony and balanced. It’s a good idea to check in from time to time to see that you are living your values, whatever they may be.
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Excelerated Relationships™ and Happiness
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Humans are social animals. We need each other. We are made to seek companionship and a lack of social support negatively impacts our potential for happiness and well-being. Social connections increase our feelings of happiness, contentment, and well-being. And they not only make us happier but they improve our health and perhaps help us live longer.
Build Character with Character Strengths
Character matters and focusing on your character strengths helps to enhance your character, helps you be the best you. One way to identify your own excellent character traits is to know your Signature Strengths. And not only know what they are but take active measures to live them.
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Know Your Values
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For your Valid Values to be “valuable”, you have to put them to use. The key to living a richer and more meaningful isn’t found outside of yourself. The key is in living your values.
Components of Flourishing
When you are flourishing, you experience positive emotions, enjoy good health, physically and mentally, and have close, meaningful relationships with family and friends. Your life has meaning and you are living out your purpose. The good news is, by virtue of being human you contain within you the seeds of flourishing.Continue reading “Components of Flourishing”
Make a Difference in Your Relationships
If we want to flourish as human beings, we require warm and trusting relationships with other people. So begin making a difference in your relationships.Continue reading “Make a Difference in Your Relationships”
Respond to Every Moment’s Needs
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Oh, those pesky annoyances that need our attention but that we put off. Some are minor irritants. Some are more serious and some could have a deleterious effect on our health, safety, wealth, or relationships. But we can find ways to respond to annoyances rather than ignore them or tolerate them.
How To Use Your Strengths To Help Others
Each of us comes to this life with a unique purpose and a unique combination of strengths. To give your best in Service to the world, learn your Signature Strengths then find ways to use them to benefit yourself and to benefit others. When you use your strengths to help others, you leave your personal mark on your world.
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