Can thinking too much about your choices get in the way of happiness? A new study published in Personality and Social Psychology shows when this may be the case. Psychologists gave subjects two posters to choose from. In one group, they let individuals choose their favorite poster based on gut instinct, while the other group [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Joy’
We’re not completely independent beings. While we strive to cultivate as much internal happiness as possible, the truth is we still depend on external things for some level of comfort, pleasure, and life satisfaction. These external things can be our relationships, our work, our hobbies, or personal interests such as books, movies, or music. The [...]
We don’t always have to like someone for us to have love for them. Sure – it may not be “friendship” love or “family” love or “romantic” love. However, we can have “compassionate” love for anyone, despite any differences or shortcomings that person may have. Compassion is our ability to understand and sympathize with the [...]
One of the most difficult things to do when managing our thoughts and emotions is to just let things be. Instead, we have the tendency to avoid or cling to certain thoughts and emotions. We judge some as good, others as bad, and these judgments – in many ways – become a self-fulling prophecy.