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the things that matter to you, then you will be happier. You will be more satisfied and it’s not more as better. It is just being intentional and spending the time in ways that matter to you are basically a happiness in particularly focusing on the role of time for our happiness. Why are those two things intrinsically linked well because the way we spend the hours of our day sum up to our the years of our life and so the time that we spend is the fabric of our life and from that we are either more or less happy and when I say happy what I mean is the joy that we experience in our days, as well as the satisfaction we feel about our lives. So there’s both that emotional feeling within as well as evaluative and cognitive feeling.
About That Both Of Those Are
linked to and when I say the word happy and feeling happier, which is really the goal and you know part of the title of my book. that’s what I’m talking about interesting. I remember reading a summary of Don Gilbert and Daniel Kahneman’s two approaches of what they thought about happiness the lying in the pool with a cocktail on the UK low for the rest of your life. Yes it’s not meaningful, but you enjoyed every second individually and then the other version that was like a meaningful one and it seems like you’re or definition of Happiness. Here kind of combines the two it’s the state enjoyment in the moment and it’s the retrospective feeling of being satisfied about how your life has gone and about each moment as it was spent is that the commonly held definition when we talk about happiness in the literature in the science at the moment is that what people mean when they refer to happiness .
It Is The Sort Of What The
literature refers to the term that they say is subjective well-being, and that is the coupling of this emotional component so feeling more positive than negative emotion as well as satisfaction about and notably. There are instances in which they do sort of come apart, but as I’m not even just talking about the literature but really about the implications for us as individuals and how we should be spending our time what I am going. Is that coupling like we both want to feel happy and satisfied while is happening, but also have it have an impact on our evaluation of how good life is and how meaningful and meaningful is actually our meaning is is a little bit of a separate construct , but in our research we’ve actually looked at what’s the correlation between how happy people are feeling and how meaningful they feel like their life is and they’re so highly correlated and yeah. There are instances where again you can pull them apart, but as I’m striving to feel sort of good in and about my life and I think that that’s what a lot of individuals are striving for that’s the operationalization and of this idea. This construct using scientific jargon, but basically that’s our goal to feel happy within and happy about and really it’s about feeling joy and fulfillment so that’s the goal What are the biggest predictors of happiness and life satisfaction well.
If You Look At The All The
studies that have happiness as a dependent variable as the outcome. You see that a big thing that has an effect is our natural disposition. So our personality and so like are you a naturally half-glassful type person or are you a natural Grump now that has a big effect and it is important to recognize. But I don’t Focus as much on that because we don’t have control over that um. Another thing that does have an impact on our happiness is our circumstances and our life circumstances.
So These Are Things Like Income Level
attractiveness, marital. Status and interestingly these things are the ones that a lot of people are like if only I have that then I’ll be happy and that’s what they’re sort of striving for. If only I had a lot of money, then I would be happy if only I met the love of my life and got married. Then I’d be happy. If only I was super gorgeous and I would be happy and the research shows looking at the correlation the relationship between those circumstances and happiness that there is a relationship but it’s significantly smaller than we think and the answer is no.
If Only You Had A Lot Of Money
would you be happy and happy forever. The answer is no for that If only you were super gorgeous, Would you be happy and happy forever? The answer is no for that. If you found the love of your life and got married, would you be happy forever. The answer is no for that and so also our life circumstances are largely out of our day. -to-day control so again that’s not something I focus on what I focus on is this final chunk.
This Input Into Happiness That Does And Science
show has a significant effect and actually a significantly larger effect than we think and that is what we do and our mindset in the day-to-day and I particularly am focused through this lens of Time. How we spend our time and how we think about our time has a significant influence on our happiness and this is where we have choice and this is why. Because if we understand the science and know our informed okay, what has been validated as having a significant effect on how we feel in our days and how satisfied we feel about our lives well great. Then we can make the choice the day-to-day choices to implement those insights and then feel happier in our days and more satisfied about our lives. What are the ways in which the happiest people spend their time then well the research points to some averages, so it looking at time tracking research what those folks the researchers do is look over the course of people’s days What are what activities are they doing as well as how they’re feeling over the course of the day so that you can identify okay, what are those activities that on average are associated with the most positive emotion What are those activities on average are.
The Most Negative Emotion That Research Points To
the happiest activities are those that involve social connection, so whether through intimacy or spending time with family and friends. The activities that are associated with the least amount of Happiness on average tend to be commuting work and housework so that’s a bummer and we can talk about how to address that but I think what’s even more helpful for folks and listeners is not thinking about averages but actually when and which I describe this process and this exercise that is so helpful in happier hour is basically tracking your own time so over the course of a week writing down what are you doing what activities are you doing or what activity are you doing and every half hour and there’s a worksheet on my website in case helpful, but really is writing down what you’re doing and being. More specific not just work or socializing, but what work activity are you doing? And if you’re socializing who who are you with and what are you doing and as importantly is as you’re coming out of that activity. How did that activity make you feel not the sort of global is like I like to do this and I don’t like to do this but having spent your time doing that how do you feel on a 10-point scale and this is so helpful because at the end of the week you have this fantastic personalized data set so you can look all right what are those activities that got my highest ratings. What were those that really made me feel happy and satisfied and joyful.
What Are Those Activities That Are Like Not
at all happy You also can see just how much time you’re spending across your. activities so you can sort of pick up on like Holy Cow. I spent a whole lot of time on this activity that got like fours in my ratings and it’s not even all that necessary, so that’s informative in itself. Maybe reallocate that what I would say is wasted time into time and that is more joyful in which you now know what types of activities those are because you have the data right there in front of you is there anything interesting about happiness differences between experienced and remembered activities or events. There is um and but again I’m going for the ones that have the devil will provide on both and what’s nice about the time tracking that you do for yourself is that as you’re coming out of the experience.
Its Capturing Both How You Felt In It
because it’s really a sort of close memory. But also how you’re feeling about but yes research does pick up on UK watching but interestingly so like UK watching is shown to be quite mediocre on um sort of meaning, but on the average American. The average viewing of UK actually gets pretty high rating. So there you see a disconnect but what’s cool about the individual data that you collect and I teach a course on this so applying the science of Happiness to life design so over years I’ve had my UK students and Executive UK students do this and so I see these patterns from their observations.
Whats Sort Of Interesting Is Uk Rarely Shows
up among people’s happiest activities in their the sort of broad 10 point rating, but what’s also interesting you see and you can see like actually that first hour of UK is sort of fun right it’s like after. That long day of work and you pour yourself a glass of wine and you’re settling into that first episode. It’s totally delightful, but what happens often and what we see in . You know our own time tracking data is that when we say yes to or do you want to view the next episode and those evenings of binge watching by hour two and three actually your happiness ratings.
Even Your Enjoyment Ratings Have Plummeted
um and so that also is really insightful being like okay and I can explain the psychology behind the fact that we get used to things over time so hedonic adaptation and is our psychological propensity to get used to stuff after doing the same thing over a continued period of time doing the same thing repeatedly over time spending time with the same person over time we get used to those so. It has less of a emotional impact than it did initially now it’s good that we adapt in the face of bad stuff because it makes us resilient. It’s less painful over time we become more tolerant, but the bummer is that we also get used to good stuff. So I mean that explains why something that is like quote unquote enjoyable like watchingNK].
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Initially Yes It Is Fine But Over Time
it stops having as strong of an impact and so that has some implications for how we structure our time in terms of you should actually spread out the good activities, so that that sort of initial starting that intensity. has this as strong of an effect as possible, but it’s not only over the course of hours within the day. It’s also.
When I say happy what I mean is the joy that we experience in our days, as well as the satisfaction we feel about our lives. If you are investing your time on the things that matter to you, then you will be happier.& You will be more satisfied and it’s not more as better.& It is just being intentional and spending the time in ways that matter to you are basically a happiness in particularly focusing on the role of time for our happiness. The way we spend the hours of our day sum up to our the years of our life and from that we are either more or less happy. The time that we spend is the fabric of the life and we’re either more happy and when I say ‘happy’ I remember reading a summary of Don Gilbert and Daniel Kahneman’s two approaches of what they thought about happiness the lying in the pool with a cocktail on the UK low for the rest of your life. It seems like you enjoyed every second individually ….. Click here to read more and watch the full video