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Do you have all the serenity you can stand?

June 3, 2015

Here’s a great idea…

In his book, Authentic Happiness, Martin Seligman says “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.”

 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.

Here’s how you can use this idea to have a better life…

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 more information about personal well-being, check out our free programs: Your Blueprint for Happiness, Getting Our Hearts Right, or Managing Stress programs at uaex.edu/self, like us atfacebook.com/navigatinglife or contact your local county Extension agent. You may also enjoy reading Authentic Happiness.

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