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Happiness and others

November 3, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Mark Henderson describes a recent British report that suggests some ways to protect our mental well being and make us happier. After hearing a sermon on Mtt 7:12,  I think Jesus had the better part of this idea when he said, “Do for others what you would like them to do for you.”  (New Living version)

Steps to happiness

Connect
Developing relationships with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours will enrich your life and bring you support

Be active
Sports, hobbies such as gardening or dancing, or just a daily stroll will make you feel good and maintain mobility and fitness

Be curious
Noting the beauty of everyday moments as well as the unusual and reflecting on them helps you to appreciate what matters to you

Learn
Fixing a bike, learning an instrument, cooking – the challenge and satisfaction brings fun and confidence

Give
Helping friends and strangers links your happiness to a wider community and is very rewarding

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