Results for - What makes you happy?

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A few days ago I found an article I saved from Stanford psychologists about 10 thing that science says will make us happy. Which ones are important for you? If there are any others you want to mention, please let us know about them in the comments below.

1. A few days ago I found an article I saved from Stanford psychologists about 10 thing that science says will make us happy. Which ones are important for you? If there are any others you want to mention, please let us know about them in the comments below.

Savor everyday moments
47%
800 votes
Avoid Comparisons
24%
402 votes
Put money low on the list
23%
382 votes
Have meaningful goals
35%
594 votes
Take initiative at work
14%
234 votes
Make friends, treasure family
49%
834 votes
Smile, even when you don’t Feel Like It
41%
688 votes
Say thank you like you mean it
49%
833 votes
Get out and exercise
38%
647 votes
Give it away, give it away now!
20%
339 votes
N/A
15%
262 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
34 votes
The article mentioned that while keeping up with the Joneses is part of American culture, comparing ourselves with others can be damaging to happiness and self-esteem. Instead of comparing ourselves to others, focusing on our own personal achievement leads to greater satisfaction. Do you tend to compare your own life with those around you to determine if you are successful?

2. The article mentioned that while keeping up with the Joneses is part of American culture, comparing ourselves with others can be damaging to happiness and self-esteem. Instead of comparing ourselves to others, focusing on our own personal achievement leads to greater satisfaction. Do you tend to compare your own life with those around you to determine if you are successful?

Yes
15%
256 votes
Sometimes
42%
706 votes
No
43%
732 votes
Study participants who took time to

3. Study participants who took time to "savor" ordinary events that they normally hurried through, or to think back on pleasant moments from their day, showed significant increases in happiness and reductions in depression. Do you take time every day to enjoy small details that make you feel better?

Yes
62%
1,050 votes
No
34%
582 votes
Other (please specify)
4%
62 votes
The study also mentioned that people who keep gratitude journals on a weekly basis are healthier, more optimistic, and more likely to make progress toward achieving personal goals. How often do you say

4. The study also mentioned that people who keep gratitude journals on a weekly basis are healthier, more optimistic, and more likely to make progress toward achieving personal goals. How often do you say " thank you"?

Always
56%
942 votes
Sometimes
29%
488 votes
Seldom
6%
96 votes
Never
9%
151 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
17 votes
08/22/2015 Living 1694 44 By: LBP

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