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03 July 2013 @ 11:32 pm
What Happy People Do Differently  
So I'm reading this article titled, What Happy People Do Differently by Psychology Today and SO MANY GOOD QUOTES. This one in particular struck me because the example they used is something similar that I recently *cough*few entries down*cough* dealt with and was surprised how well things turned out.

And I quote..
Under, "The upside of negative emotions"

Happy, flourishing people don't hide from negative emotions. They acknowledge that life is full of disappointments and confront them head on... instead of letting quietly simmering jealousy over your girlfriend's new buddy erode your satisfaction with your relationship, accept your feelings as a signal, which allows you to employ other strategies of reacting that are likely to offer greater dividends.

Their first point was about how happy people are generally more curious which I basically took as GO OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE. That's something I don't usually do... but I'm pretty glad that I've got the others well matched up, I think. ^^

It's a bit of a read but worth it imo
nananana SPAMJEN (to the tune of batman): kpop; wg/ sohee/ ending poseionizable on July 4th, 2013 04:12 am (UTC)
i read the first part and i was pretty skeptical (!) because i'm always tryna push myself out of my comfort zone because i feel like i'm not happy w/ the way things are, yk? like i'm not satisfied. i want to be more ____, know more about ____, be better at ____, etc. but overall we're both pretty happy ppl (JEALOUSY OVER FRIENDS ASIDE... AHEM) so i see where they're going w/ that point.

i like that this article delves into happiness as a long term sort of state, as opposed to just the temporary fleeting emotions of an instant.


Distance from home, in miles, at which point people's tweets begin declining in expressed happiness (about the distance expected for a short work commute).

lol because almost all my sad tweets happen when i'm at home, i think...