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Do you have all the serenity you can stand?

December 7, 2010

What the Experts Say…

“Insufficient appreciation and savoring of the good events in your past and overemphasis of the bad ones are the two culprits that undermine serenity, contentment, and satisfaction.”

A tip from psychologist, Dr. Martin Seligman in his book, Authentic Happiness.

In Other Words…

Most people spend too much time focusing on the bad things that have happened to them and not enough time thinking about and appreciating the good things. This often keeps people from finding serenity, contentment, and satisfaction.

How This Applies to You…

Try to find at least one or two good things that happened in your life this week and spend some time savoring them. You might even close your eyes and re-live the good things. Be consciously grateful for them.

To Find Out More…

For an excellent program on personal well-being, see The Personal Journey or Managing Stress at Arkansas Families

For more information on finding satisfaction in life, we recommend Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligmann.

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