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BookWe’re happy to announce 1,095 Reasons to be Happy: Your Gratitude Journal with 365 best practices of the happiest people in the world!

In your new journal you can write three affirmations a day about the things your most grateful for and after one year you will have 1,095 reasons to be happier. Be part of the hundreds of people who have discovered the power of 1,095 Reasons to be Happy: Your Gratitude Journal Today!

After doing years of research on the power of gratitude, Jessica decided to publish 1,095 Reasons to be Happy: Your Gratitude Journal making it easier to practice gratitude–what she calls “the attitude of gratitude.”

Gratitude: a noteworthy skill that makes life better and you happier. Grateful people are happier because they recognize their abundance and can see past their daily obstacles. People who practice gratitude on a regular basis are often more satisfied and optimistic.

Gratitude can be seen as the big picture in life: showing all the reasons to be happier and at peace— Plus it takes less then one minute out of your day. Once a day, you will write three things you’re grateful for, and after one year you will have 1,095 reasons to be happy.

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The Happiness Movement

Event Thumbnail NewBeing happy is contagious.™ That is, happiness spreads from one person to the next. In fact, your attitude, emotions, and disposition can rub off on other people.

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Happiness is a Successful Advantage: Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor GoodThink 2013

Shawn Achor GoodThink 2013

It seems the ways in which we have worked towards success and happiness are backwards. The thoughts, “When I get a better job then I’ll be happy” or “I’ll be happy when I get a raise” could be the sentiments of many professionals searching for happiness in all the wrong places.

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A Personal Happiness Meltdown: Absolutely! #happinessmeltdown

Woman Reunites With Her Childhood Teddy Bear, Has Happiness Meltdown (VIDEO)

Woman Reunites With Her Childhood Teddy Bear, Has Happiness Meltdown (VIDEO): Huffington Post | Posted: 01/27/2014 5:43 pm EST

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, there are moments in life where the only appropriate response is to breakdown and smile/laugh/cry/bark/squawk and even squeal (if that suits you).

A happiness meltdown is losing control over your joy meter in what can only be described as fulfillment overload. If you witness someone having a happiness meltdown, join in and encourage them to express their absolute happiness.

Want a reason to have a happiness meltdown? And experience unadulterated joy?

Tweet #happinessmeltdown to @123happysteps with your best picture or video capturing your meltdown.

Need a boost in the right direction? WATCH the VIDEO and get inspired!

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3 Ways Happiness is a Successful Advantage: Shawn Achor Interview

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Shawn Achor | GoodThink 2013

It seems the ways in which we have worked towards success and happiness are backwards. The thoughts, “When I get a better job then I’ll be happy” or “I’ll be happy when I get a raise” could be the sentiments of many professionals searching for happiness in all the wrong places.

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Be a Downer—It’s Good for You

Friskies cat food: Grumpy Cat: 2013 Awful Advertisements

Friskies cat food: Grumpy Cat: 2013 Awful Advertisements

Feeling Down? Don’t stress, according to research, it’s good for you.

In a perfect world, we would always be smiling and feeling positive, but as we all know, that’s sometimes wishful thinking because life can throw us curve balls.

From these unexpected and negative events, we could experience feeling down and not wanting to be upbeat…and this bad mood could be better for our overall happiness more than we think.

Professor Joe Forgas told Australian Science Magazine that being grumpy makes us think more clearly. In contrast to extremely happy people, unhappy people are better at decision-making and less gullible. Gloominess often breeds attentiveness and careful thinking, which are traits needed for the real world.

Yet why do we feel the need to be always so happy? (And, often, beat ourselves up for sometimes feeling down?)

It comes at us from all sides—from movies to media—and even our doctors are spreading the notion that we should and can be continuously happy. In reality feeling relentlessly optimistic might actually be a sign of impaired brain function.

The leading neuroscientist and TED talk speaker on optimism bias and author of the best seller The Optimism Bias, Dr. Tali Sharot, found overly optimistic people could be working from faulty frontal lobes making it difficult for them to judge their future the way most of us do. Then they may disregard potential harm because they’re hearing and seeing what they want and doing what they like. This optimism bias has baffled scientists for decades.

Yet a glumly attitude may account for more attention to detail, being happy makes us:

  • Healthier
  • More creative
  • Create stronger bonds with others
  • Have more success in business
  • Have more success in education
  • Move towards and accomplish our goals faster
  • More productive
  • Recover from illness faster
  • Take smarter risks
  • More flexible to change
  • Have a longer life
  • And more…

The research, which supports happiness outweighs having a prolonged negative outlook. So getting out of your slump will benefit you more. Over times having a combination of an optimistic and realistic outlook can create more life satisfaction.

We get asked a lot at The Happiness Movement what is the number one reason we feel down? And how do we deal?

To learn the answers to these questions come join us for our exciting meet-up, which will blow the lights out of everything you thought you knew about happiness.

Plus hear more from our exclusive interview with Shawn Achor (@shawnachor), the author of best sellers The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness, winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, featured in Harvard Business Review, TED talk speaker, and founder of GoodThinkInc, and his suggestions for the top 3 habits of extraordinarily happy people!

Also don’t miss out on the fun with an incredible activity that will get you thinking about happiness in new ways and meeting new happy people.

Snacks, drinks, and all materials are included. Also there is plenty of parking so invite your family and friends. Hope to see all the Happyologists there!

Want to see the full interviews? See our Facebook and Twitter @jessicalauren for the full interview with Shawn Achor and you can read the full interview with Dr. Tali Sharot in our Press. Show your love and stock us on our social media…

Have questions? Drop us a line at Jessica@123happysteps

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How Your Optimism Bias Could be Hindering Your Happiness: Tali Sharot Interview

Tali Sharot, author of The Optimism Bias

Neuroscientist Tali Sharot, author of The Optimism Bias, December 2011. Photograph: Andy Hall/Observer New Review

Being overly optimistic has always been seen as positive way to increase happiness. Yet recent findings by Dr. Tali Sharot, leading Neuroscientist, TED talk speaker on optimism bias and author of the best seller The Optimism Bias, has managed to successful bust the age old notion that being overly optimistic is good for your happiness.

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Do Happy People Live Longer? The Controversy Exposed…

Hot air ballonWhat’s on your bucket list? It turns out that if one of the items is to “Be Happy” you may be able to check it off your list in record time. New research shows that the secret to living a longer, healthier, and happier life may be as easy as being a more positive person.

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