Self Improvement Thursday

5 'Must Have' Happiness Books

5 'Must Have' Happiness Books

Do you want to be happier? More productive? More successful at life?

Don't we all? Even when life is going swimmingly there are always tweaks we want to make here and there to capitalise on what's already working well. In fact it's when things are going well that we're more receptive to new ideas, and coaching, inspiration and self help books are likely to have the biggest impact. Here are my top picks if you're in the market for a happiness book.

Self Improvement Thursday: What is the difference between Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder?

Self Improvement Thursday: What is the difference between Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder?

This is the question a good friend asked me over coffee today.  Don't ask me how we got on to that topic.  We were initially talking about the weather.  You know how conversations between friends take unpredictable twists and turns?

I gave her the best explanation I could and commented that I had been asked this question quite a few times.  It got me wondering whether you might have wondered this too?  I thought this might be a good place to answer the question again.  So here goes...

4 Quick Happiness Hacks (That You May Be Doing Already)

'Happiness is an ongoing process' - Ed Diener, Positive Psychologist

The World Happiness Report was released last month.  It's a comprehensive look at who is happy, where they are, how happiness is measured globally, how we can improve our children's happiness and the neuroscience of happiness.  It's balm to a positive psychologist's heart.

The report is big - 172 pages!  The good news is that you don't need to read 172 page of report to increase your happiness.  

Here are some quick happiness wins. (So easy that you're probably doing them already). 

Self Improvement Thursday: 3 tried and tested tips for keeping self belief alive

Self Improvement Thursday: 3 tried and tested tips for keeping self belief alive

There's an interesting discussion planned for the Vivid festival in Sydney next month. It will ask the question, 'Is your business bravery burning you out?'  The discussion will focus on the stresses that professionals and business start-ups put themselves under to do all, be all and achieve all (and I'd include the self employed, the bloggers and those doing the side-hustle here).  

Our world moves fast and we want to keep up. We want to get ahead. 

How to bounce back when things don't go your way

How to bounce back when things don't go your way
'Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient' Dr. Steve Maraboli, author & behavioural scientist

 

There are are a lot of people having a tough time of it at the moment.  Imagine the grief of Sheryl Sandberg and her sons following the sudden accidental death of her husband Dave on the weekend. A local family here in Ballarat is fighting to stay together in the face of dad Andrew's severe kidney disease and hospitalisation.  Yesterday Woolworths announced that 400 people working in their back office operations will lose their jobs.

Challenges, tragedy and difficulties face every one of us at different times.  No-one is spared and we generally don't get a say in what happens or when. We do get to choose how we respond though.