The How of Happiness

The How of Happiness

A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want

Book - 2008
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Drawing on her own research with thousands of people, psychologist Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives--in the short and long term. This book that offers a guide to understanding what happiness is, and isn't, and what can be done to bring us all closer to the happy life we envision. Using more than a dozen happiness-increasing strategies, it offers a new way to understand our innate potential for joy and happiness as well as our ability to sustain it in our lives. Lyubomirsky's "happiness strategies" introduce readers to the concept of intentional activities that they can use to achieve a happier life, including exercises in optimism and how best to savor life's pleasures in the here and now. She also helps readers understand the obstacles to happiness as well as how to harness individual strengths to overcome them.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781594201486
159420148X
Characteristics: 366 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.

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victoriadouglas135
Apr 17, 2020

This books brings to light that happiness may be more genetically derived than we thought.

brostudios Jul 14, 2014

This book offers complete and effective happiness strategies as well as insight as to what drives our happiness. It was recommended to me by a psychologist. I will probably reread it.

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westcoast11
Oct 23, 2013

Excellent. Check it out.

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k_coghlan
Sep 15, 2013

If you would like to learn some proven, science-based, methods to boost your level of happiness then this book is very helpful. The research is presented clearly and the practical exercises that are offered really are not difficult to put into practice.

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Vito597
Jul 07, 2013

I think it's helpful to read a brief, objective opinion of other readers. I found this book to have a few insightful methods and perspectives to help me more easily go to a happy place. Easy reading as you can bounce around to quickly get through this text.

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samsonite
Feb 17, 2010

4.5/5 77 amazon ratings

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