Happiness

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  • Pleasure – gratification, joy ,satisfaction, meaning – sense or significance, engagement – bonds, connects to your heart.
  • Prediction - (hedonic treadmill and prediction errors)
  • Social connections : ( Banglore – married vs. non married people survey, Calcutta slums survey , Pune – Aluminii survey, Amitabh Bachchan in Sony Television) Optimism – Hyderabad Businessmen, NG Staff story past vs. future. Letter from future self to past self Appreciation - Sharadayatan student 11 th ,
  • Happiness

    1. 1. IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS BY MAHESH RAMAMURTHY
    2. 2. Just decide to be happy, and happiness is yours.
    3. 3. HOW TO BE HAPPY?
    4. 4. Happiness defined <ul><li>Pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>+ engagement </li></ul><ul><li>+ meaning </li></ul><ul><li>= Happiness </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Happiness (contentment) is inversely proportional to the amount of pain + stress + disappointment in our lives . </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>The less pain (emotional and physical, including disappointment) and stress (due to any cause including fear, anxiety, frustration), the greater the overall contentment. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Less Pain and Stress The greater the overall contentment
    8. 8. Happiness is relatively stable <ul><li>One year after winning the lottery or becoming super rich, people’s happiness level return to where they were before the drastic change of circumstance (Happiness Set Point; genetically influenced but not fixed) </li></ul><ul><li>There are some things that seem to permanently increase happiness levels </li></ul><ul><li>People are generally pretty bad at predicting what will make them happy </li></ul>
    9. 9. Four Key Findings <ul><li>S.O.A.P. </li></ul><ul><li>S ocial Connections </li></ul><ul><li>O ptimism </li></ul><ul><li>A ppreciation (Gratitude) </li></ul><ul><li>P urpose (greater than oneself) </li></ul>
    10. 10. What Else we can Do. <ul><li>Understand your present better. (Understand Yourself). </li></ul><ul><li>Relax daily and do things that make you feel happy daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Forgive yourself when you make mistakes .(Don’t try to be a perfectionist) . </li></ul><ul><li>Forgive others also. </li></ul>
    11. 11. What Else we can Do. <ul><li>Learn to Live With Failures </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate Magical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep and Eat Well. </li></ul><ul><li>Solve problems. (Don’t run away from them.) </li></ul><ul><li>Be open, honest and trustworthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify your expectations. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Optimism is in a genes best interest One of the strongest positive correlations to happiness is extroversion Makes evolutionary sense because as we have learned social people have a great advantage
    13. 13. Two Happiness Traps <ul><li>We postpone our happiness - “ I’ll be happy when....” </li></ul><ul><li>We look back to the past and say, “If I have known today was going to be so awful, I would have been happy yesterday.” </li></ul><ul><li>HAPPINESS is not a when - Happiness is a now . </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>The key to happiness is not that you never get upset, frustrated or irritated. </li></ul><ul><li>It is how quickly you decide to snap out of it. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Households of Happy Families <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A private place for everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Places to tinker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plants, pets,play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures, books, music </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Happy Families: Respect and Support <ul><ul><li>Children felt 110% supported </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children allowed to take risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children “listened from the stairway” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All individuals’ goals are equally respected </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Happy Families Few rules… but everyone respects them. Such as… Everyone comes to dinner We all know where everyone is You don’t go into another’s space without permission
    18. 18. Happy Families Creativity Almost all considered themselves creative All thought of creativity as a daily experience In high school, 22 of 30 had state or regional achievements, with highest number in visual arts All 24 professors were all productive scholars who were also creative teachers
    19. 19. Happy Families <ul><li>Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Little supervision of homework, but often kids do it together </li></ul><ul><li>Strong support for purpose, vision, and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Strong support for specific interests </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody participates in each others’ interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents encourage risk taking. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Happy Families Lifestyle Family traditions and ceremonies Inclusive of neighbors, relatives, friends Significant adult others (Auntie Mame, Uncle Jack) Family gives both prospect and refuge.
    21. 21. Happy Families Conflict and Loss Low levels of conflict When conflict happened, all knew how it would be resolved When loss or crisis happened, the families “ circled the wagons” Prospect and refuge Graceful closings
    22. 22. Chinese wisdom on happiness <ul><li>If you want happiness for an hour–take a nap. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want happiness for a day–go fishing. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want happiness for a month–get married. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want happiness for a year–inherit a fortune. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want happiness for a lifetime–help others. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Best advice for happiness and life satisfaction <ul><li>Practice gratitude. </li></ul><ul><li>Have lots of good social interactions and relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice service and contribution to others and the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an optimistic thinking style. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on hopeful futures. </li></ul>
    24. 24. “ It’s your life, your one and only life – so take happiness very personally.”
    25. 25. HOW TO BE HAPPY ALL THE BEST

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