Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Things that Make People Happier

Martin Seligman spoke at the BYU forum today in the Marriott Center. Listening from my office I found it quite interesting and relevant, particularly with the doom and gloom ever present in the news. Here are a few tips that he mentioned (they had be learned primarily through controlled experiments):
  • Write down three things that went well today and why they went well. (After six months on average you will be happier.)
  • People that deploy their greatest strengths will be happy.
  • "Active Constructive Responding" helps marriages succeed.
  • Do something philanthropic and your whole day go better.
Finally, he directed everyone to his Authentic Happiness website for more information on being happy.

1 comment:

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