Think of the happiest people you know. Do you find yourself often wondering what they are doing to maintain a general level of joy? There has been a lot of discussion in the scientific world about whether our overall levels of happiness are the result of a genetic lottery that … [Read more...] about 3 Habits of the happiest people
Here at The Optimist Daily, we are big fans of brain-boosting hobbies that support your health. For instance, cultivating your own garden has a positive impact on your well-being and is good for the environment. Journaling is also a fantastic way to de-stress, reflect on your … [Read more...] about Start a garden journal to promote the health of your personal ecosystem
When you know a high-stress event is coming up, it’s natural to work yourself up before it even happens. That anticipation can cause you to spiral down a rabbit hole of “what ifs,” and those thoughts can feel both mentally and emotionally taxing. Researchers say this common … [Read more...] about What is meta-stress and how can you avoid it?
The past few years have been incredibly challenging for the world, though it turns out we’re doing better than you might think! According to an international research project, levels of social support and benevolence actually increased in this difficult time. This year is the … [Read more...] about World Happiness Report shines a light in dark times
When thinking of strategies to integrate self-care into our hectic lives, our minds tend to gravitate towards mindfulness exercises such as yoga and meditation, or activities that relax our bodies such as soaking in a hot bath. However, another effective way to enhance your … [Read more...] about The psychological benefits of regularly practicing gratitude