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Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Project

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    Натали Ткачёваcompartió una citahace 6 años
    “fake it till you feel it” strategy
    Anastasiya Matsulevitchcompartió una citahace 3 años
    By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished. We tend to overestimate how much we can accomplish in an hour or a week and underestimate how much we can accomplish in a month or a year, by doing just a little bit each day. “A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.”—Anthony Trollope
    Steffany Chahincompartió una citahace 4 años
    “What do I want from life, anyway?” I asked myself. “Well…I want to be happy
    Victoria Gizhyrovacompartió una citahace 2 años
    I kept running up against paradoxes. I wanted to change myself but accept myself. I wanted to take myself less seriously—and also more seriously. I wanted to use my time well, but I also wanted to wander, to play, to read at whim. I wanted to think about myself so I could forget myself.
    Lola27compartió una citahace 4 años
    Happiness has a particularly strong influence in marriage, because spouses pick up each other’s moods so easily. A 30 percent increase in one spouse’s happiness boosts the other spouse’s happiness, while a drop in one spouse’s happiness drags the other down.
    Mr. Destiny 9 and 14compartió una citahace 2 años
    one of my most important Secrets of Adulthood: just because something was fun for someone else didn’t mean it was fun for me—and vice versa. There are many things that other people enjoy that I don’t.
    Evgeniia Guliashchevacompartió una citahace 2 años
    I’d noticed idly that a lot of people use the term “goal” instead of “resolution,” and one day in December, it struck me that this difference was in fact significant. You hit a goal, you keep a resolution.
    lenalovely10compartió una citahace 3 años
    One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy.
    One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.
    lenalovely10compartió una citahace 3 años
    Maurice Maeterlinck’s play The Blue Bird. A fairy tells two children, “The Blue Bird stands for happiness,” and she orders them to set out to find the Blue Bird for her sick daughter. After many adventures, the children come home, unsuccessful—to find the Blue Bird waiting for them. “It’s the Blue Bird we were looking for! We’ve been miles and miles and miles, and he was here all the time!”
    lenalovely10compartió una citahace 3 años
    Oscar Wilde observed, “One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy.”
    Nadya Sinyutinacompartió una citahace 4 años
    For example, studies show that even an artificially induced smile brings about happier emotions, and one experiment suggested that people who use Botox are less prone to anger, because they can’t make angry faces.
    Nadya Sinyutinacompartió una citahace 4 años
    A glamorous friend with a tendency to make sweeping pronouncements had told me that “Sleep is the new sex,” and I’d recently been at a dinner party where each person at the table detailed the best nap he or she had ever had, in lascivious detail, while everyone moaned in appreciation.
    Yana Malinovskaiacompartió una citahace 4 años
    I needed to change the lens through which I viewed everything familiar.
    Bambang Rahmantyocompartió una citahace 4 años
    “What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”
    Lola27compartió una citahace 4 años
    “I’m worried that I’m not living up to my potential”
    George Tituscompartió una citahace 7 días
    a “fake it till you feel it” strategy sounded hokey, I found it extremely effective.
    George Tituscompartió una citahace 7 días
    conflict among couples are money, work, sex, communication, religion, children, in-laws, appreciation, and leisure activities.
    George Tituscompartió una citahace 7 días
    Small, frequent gestures of thoughtfulness were more important than flowers on Valentine’s Day, and I wanted to load Jamie with small treats and courtesies, praise and appreciation—after all, as my Secret of Adulthood holds
    George Tituscompartió una citahace 7 días
    Studies show that the quality of a couple’s friendship determines, in large part, whether they feel satisfied with their marriage’s romance and passion, and nothing kills the feeling of friendship (and passion) more than nagging. Anyway, nagging doesn’t work.
    George Tituscompartió una citahace 7 días
    I think that an adult should be able to decide whether or not to wear a sweater without interference from others.
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