9 Easy Ways to Be Happier
Or learn to hula. Or join a quilting bee. Just find something that occupies 100 percent of your attention while you’re engaged in it. You’ll be more motivated and focused—feelings that promote happiness, says Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a professor of psychology and management at Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, California. Case in point: Buettner says that in Denmark (characterized as the most thriving country in the world when it comes to well-being, according to a recently published World Gallup Poll), a majority of the population reports belonging to a social club.
Everyone agrees embarrassment can be excruciating. But is the emotion all bad? Discover its surprising upside—and learn how to get over it more easily—with this expert advice for kids and adults.