Happy people live secure in the knowledge that the activities that bring them enjoyment in the present will also lead to a fulfilling future.
~Tal Ben Shahar Ph.D.
from the book Happier
This quote hit me right between the eyes. I read it several times to get the full effect. It is so simple yet it seems like new information to my tired brain.
This book focuses on the science, philosophy and trends within the pursuit of happiness. It is based on a course that this guy teaches at Harvard.
Some other thoughts to ponder, just 16 pages into the book:
- Happiness is a continuum and not a destination.
- The real question to ask is, "How can I become happier?"
- Create rituals rather than forcing self discipline.
- Keep a gratitude journal--remember 5 things nightly about your day of which you are grateful for. Studies show that people who do this are more happy.