How to stay happy in an imperfect world

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  • 1. How to stay happy in an imperfect world
  • 2. Happiness?
  • 3. Happiness is a large bowl of guacamole. Josh Kaufman
  • 4. Dave Lifson @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlifson/3251751599/
  • 5. A perfect world.
  • 6. Aneta Blaszczyk @ http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1047507
  • 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/98469445@N00/327471676/
  • 8. Look more closely.
  • 9. gnevets88 @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevensgallery/76184071/
  • 10. Stitch @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/stitch/2154875/
  • 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredarmitage/7614566/
  • 12. Success = Happiness?
  • 13. Happiness = a decision
  • 14. The Happy Planet Index 2.0 @ http://www.happyplanetindex.org/
  • 15. The Happy Planet Index 2.0 @ http://www.happyplanetindex.org/
  • 16. 1. Costa Rica 76.1 17. Bhutan 58.5 43. Netherlands 50.6 51. Germany 48.1 114. USA 30.7 143. Zimbabwe 16.6
  • 17. A conscious decision
  • 18. It‘s The Brain!
  • 19. The Power of the Mind
  • 20. http://www.imageafter.com/image.php?image=b19objects237.jpg
  • 21. 4 Ways to Happiness
  • 22. 4 Ways to Happiness 1. Play.
  • 23. 4 Ways to Happiness 1. Play. 2. Do good for others.
  • 24. 4 Ways to Happiness 1. Play. 2. Do good for others. 3. Be present.
  • 25. 4 Ways to Happiness 1. Play. 2. Do good for others. 3. Be present. 4. Choose your attitude daily.
  • 26. 1. Play
  • 27. cleverdame107 @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/narradora/3359184238/
  • 28. Aneta Blaszczyk @ http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1047507
  • 29. fsse8info @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/fsse-info/3291799261/
  • 30. Play.
  • 31. Play. And work makes you happy.
  • 32. 2. Do good for others
  • 33. kalandrakas @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/eelssej_/406623767/
  • 34. kalandrakas @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/eelssej_/401919914/
  • 35. kalandrakas @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/eelssej_/420031677/
  • 36. 3. Be present
  • 37. Past?
  • 38. http://www.flickr.com/photos/98469445@N00/327471676/
  • 39. Future?
  • 40. garryknight @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/3650151941/
  • 41. Now!
  • 42. VJ fliks @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/vj_flicks/13363130/
  • 43. 4. Choose your attitute daily
  • 44. Smile.
  • 45. Darren Hester @ http://www.sxc.hu/photo/277152
  • 46. santacrewsgirl @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/santacrewsgirl/1570520541/
  • 47. kevandem @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevandem/222454523/
  • 48. schnaars @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/schnaars/524394335/
  • 49. ljcybergal @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcybergal/354296994/
  • 50. Who decides?
  • 51. Red~Cyan @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/natlockwood/402303268/
  • 52. A Game
  • 53. You control your mind.
  • 54. Don‘t worry.
  • 55. Use your Brain.
  • 56. The only way to get unhappy is one step at a time.
  • 57. roland.jesse@gmail.com http://gasbottle-county.eu http://twitter.com/gchq http://www.linkedin.com/in/rolandjesse https://www.xing.com/profile/roland_jesse http://www.facebook.com/sr.rolando