Life can sometimes be hard and it can be difficult to keep positive. Negativity breeds negativity, though, so it is important to switch up your mindset whenever you find yourself focusing on the negative stuff. But sometimes it can feel downright challenging to concentrate on the right things. That’s why it’s important to build a good foundation to make it easier to bring more joy and happiness into your life.
Paths to Happiness
And there is no shame in needing some tools to do that. One such tool is a new book from positive psychology expert Edward Hoffman, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and adjunct associate professor at Yeshiva University, called “Paths to Happiness: 50 Ways to Add Joy to Your Life Every Day.” This informal book offers up 50 fun, stimulating, and mind-opening ideas to help facilitate greater joy and fulfillment. From getting out in nature to cultivating closeness, each easy yet powerful suggestion has been shown to increase happiness and support well-being. This book helps to develop a happier mindset but does so in an accessible way. While, it may prove too simplistic or overly whimsical for some, it’s a real-life, real-time practical guide on how to change your outlook in the moment. Just perfect for people who need some inspiration to be redirected toward the positive end of the spectrum.
Some of the suggestions in the book seem obvious, like making art, but it can’t hurt to be reminded of strategies that work. Other concepts might be new to you, like the idea of promoting time affluence, which is fostering the sense that one has plenty of time at hand. Each idea is tied to scientific research on how it can lead to more joy and happiness.
Happiness Isn't Rocket Science
The reality is that being happy isn’t rocket science. Most of us are able to facilitate our own joy, but it is nice to be reminded of just how simple it can be when things get tough.
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