Happy people

Psychology Today looks at what happy people do differently.  An excerpt:

"Happy, flourishing people don't hide from negative emotions. They acknowledge that life is full of disappointments and confront them head on, often using feelings of anger effectively to stick up for themselves or those of guilt as motivation to change their own behavior. This nimble mental shifting between pleasure and pain, the ability to modify behavior to match a situation's demands, is known as psychological flexibility."

Or how important is this?

"Truly happy people seem to have an intuitive grasp of the fact that sustained happiness is not just about doing things that you like. It also requires growth and adventuring beyond the boundaries of your comfort zone. Happy people, are, simply put, curious."
 

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  • 7/19/2013 7:55 AM Dan in Philly wrote:
    I always advise my kids that there will be times when they are upset and unhappy. Just accept these emotions and go through them. Don't let the fact you're upset and unhappy make you upset and unhappy and soon you'll find you're once again happy and content!
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    1. 7/19/2013 5:12 PM KH wrote:
      Great advice!

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