Let’s be realistic, finding happiness can often feel like a pipe dream and the outcome is different for everyone due to life circumstance and what we all find enjoying. In her new blog post, Marianna Pogosyan has gathered the takeaways from several studies on happiness and has summarized them here today. By practicing gratitude and compassion, sparking a connection with other humans and learning how to be more present in each moment we experience, we begin to assemble the critical components of a happy life.
- While we might have our favorites, Dr. Keltner highlights the value of three particular positive emotions: compassion, gratitude, and awe.
- It’s easy to imagine how happiness would thrive around good friends, loving partners, and devoted colleagues
- While each of us may rely on our favorite stress management rituals, Keltner invites us to consider the merits of mindfulness, narrative, and play.
“After reviewing thousands of studies that explored the science behind a joyful life, psychologist Dacher Keltner arrived at a formula.”