Rich Habits Word of the Day
Chirpy – Happy. Tom’s chirpy attitude infected the entire office, making it a better workplace.
Rich Habits Fact of the Day
Psychologist Ed Diener, author of Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth, describes what psychologists call “subjective well-being” as a combination of life satisfaction and having more positive emotions than negative emotions.
Martin Seligman, one of the leading researchers in positive psychology and author of Authentic Happiness, describes happiness as having three parts: pleasure, engagement, and meaning. Pleasure is the “feel good” part of happiness. Engagement refers to living a “good life” of work, family, friends, and hobbies. Meaning refers to using our strengths to contribute to a larger purpose. Seligman says that all three are important, but that of the three, engagement and meaning make the most difference to living a happy life.
Rich Habits Lesson of the Day
Once we move beyond the need for food and shelter, we are all after one thing in life – happiness. Happiness, unfortunately, is elusive. Most people, unfortunately, are unhappy. You have the power within yourself to change that. If we can make just one person happy for just one day by saying something nice or by doing something nice, we elevate ourselves in the eyes of others. We turn ourselves into people magnets. People will flock to anyone who will make them happy, even if only temporarily. Become a people magnet by making it a daily habit to make just one person happy for one