Monday, March 4, 2013
The Key to Happiness
We watched a great documentary on Netflix tonight, "The Happy Movie". Aside from a few drawn out stories, they did a overall nice job of highlighting the research findings and theories in the fields of Neuroscience and Positive Psychology. Truly the keys to happiness are not found in money, selfishness, technology, or doing the same things that you have always done. Happiness can come from many sources but the biggest ones are exercise, spiritual beliefs and practices, relationships, meditation or "flow" (getting lost in a activity), trying out new things (to challenge your brain) and (a REALLY big one) helping others. The more we reach outside of our own little lives (and not through the Internet) through real, tangible, physical activities and relationships the more truly happy a person will be. And so I challenge you to get out there, get moving, try new things, live in the moment, give back in a big way, and grow your spiritual beliefs. It might be uncomfortable and challenging but the reward in the end is living a happy, fulfilling and meaningful life.
Check out the documentary for yourself at: http://www.thehappymovie.com/
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