Happiness 😍

As an entrepreneur I've tended to ignore happiness but studies are now showing we can actually control our happiness.

So here are my personal learnings based on research and what I'm doing to feel happier each day 😊

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Remember, you can do these things but know that you're not going to get the happiness you think you'll get by doing each one.

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🏎 That new car that goes vroooooom

Study after study shows us that dreaming and striving towards material things does not make us happier.

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πŸ“± The new iPhone (you know the one with all the features)

Sad right?Β Those commercials are lying, that new phone won't actually make you happy.

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πŸ’° More money, or at least a pay rise, I deserve it!

Did you know for every $1 more you earn, you think you deserve an extra $1.40! Money doesn't equal happiness.

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πŸ“Ί Netflix & chilling

Okay, this time I actually literally mean watching Netflix. Studies have shown for every hour of TV we consume a week, we spend an extra $208 a year.

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πŸ“ž Social media (uh-oh)

Yeah, you probably knew this one was coming.Β Just like watching TV, our brain makes social reference points whenever it can.

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πŸ’ͺ The perfect body

Fitness makes you healthier and happier but striving towards the perfect body and shaming who you are now leads to a negative cycle.

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Learnings from studies included in Yale &Β Monash University Courses.

πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ Make a new connection

A new study has shown that feeling lonely can have the same impact as smoking 15 cigarettes a day 😨

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🎁 Do something nice for others

It's easy to get stuck in our heads, so let's do something for others.Β Bringing joy to others often leads to feeling happier ourselves.

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😁 Practice gratitude

Practising gratitude takes you out of the future/past thinking mind and brings you into the now.

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Learnings from studies included in Yale &Β Monash University Courses.

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