Did you ever think it was selfish to be happy?
It turns out that happiness has many benefits not only for our health, but for our relationships, too. Here's just a few of the empirically supported health rewards of living a happier life:
When it comes to relationships and who we are in the world, happiness has side effects that help others live more happy, too. People who are happier:
This last list is important because it shows how the ripple effect of our happiness extends out to our loved ones, community and beyond--the world really. We are all connected and taking the time to build our own happiness can affect someone as far away as India. In this inspiring TEDx talk, What Nobody Told You About Happiness, Saisha Srivastava walks us through a heartwarming journey with blind children in Kolkata.
Did you ever think it was selfish to be happy? Think again. Better health, more meaningful relationships, more generosity, more productivity and more creativity are added to the planet when you attend to your own happiness and well being. Think of it--your happiness helps put a positive spin on the planet!
Your happiness helps put a positive spin on the planet!
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Interested in more on the side benefits of happiness? Read these articles from the Greater Good In Action and Happify.
Let's go put a positive spin on the planet together!
JoAnn Saccato, MA is a mindfulness teacher, author, life coach, educator, and consultant in Northern California. She is author of Companioning the Sacred Journey and the forthcoming Mindful and Intentional Living: A Path to Peace, Clarity and Freedom