The Agony of Feeling Indecisive Indecisive. The inability – or the temporary paralysis – to decide when presented with more than one choice. Have you ever felt indecisive? It Is Agonizing! It is like an itch that you cannot scratch, one that keeps you from doing anything else until you make your decision and move [...]
Sure, anybody can wake up with some serious bedhead. Tangled dreads, pillow-dented part, static-flared bangs — whatever you got, we’ll take it. Much like rain hair, bedhead is your temporary ticket to Cowlick Country, a place where looks just don’t … Continue reading ?
“Many scenes have come & gone unwritten, since it is today the 4th Sept, a cold grey blowy day, made memorable by the sight of a kingfisher, & by my sense, waking early, of being again visited by ‘the spirit of delight.’ ‘Rarely rarely comest thou, spirit of delight.’ That was I singing this time last year; & sang so … ?
I have a soft spot in my heart for the song “Sunny Side of the Street,” and that song has helped me get through some tough times in my life. The lyric “Life can be so sweet/On the sunny side of the street” captures our general belief that rainy days are sad, while sunny days are happy. read more
My daughters and I are huge fans of the TV show, The Office (the American version). We have the DVDs, we’ve watched every episode several times, and they get funnier each time. Now, admittedly, you may question the wisdom of allowing an eight-year-old to watch the show. But I always watch with her, and I skip through the inappropriate parts. … ?
Byron Katie Shares the Method of Self-Inquiry My guest today on the Daily Interaction Show is Byron Katie. Katie created The Work, which is a self-inquiry method that teaches you how to free yourself from your thoughts, the cause of your suffering, and how to find and embrace the truth. She has changed the lives [...]
Because you’re going to figure it out eventually. AWESOME! Photo from: here
One of my Secrets of Adulthood is to It’s okay to ask for help–and today I’m asking! I’m considering adding some new features to The Happiness Project site, and it would be hugely helpful to learn more about you and your views. I’d like to know what’s working well, and what could work better. I know it’s a pain to … ?
It’s the summer of 2012, and I’m falling apart. I’m about to quit my day job. We’re about to sell everything we own and live in an RV. We’re in the middle of renegotiating the custody arrangements for our son. Business is doing well, but not enough yet to pay all the bills. “Choose Peace” [...]
I thought that it was never going to end. Wake up. Brush my teeth. Drive to work. Sit at my desk for eight hours. Count the hours from the moment I sit down: Eight, seven, six... Drive home. Make dinner. Eat.... Sleep. Wake up. The truth is, at that point in my life, nothing brought me joy any more. Show More Summary
It all starts with The Hunt. Mall-walking, clothes-shopping, you’re searching for cute tops and a new pair of jeans. You pop into stores, you do the Figure-8 Walk Around, you pop right out. You pinch fabrics, peek at wash instructions, … Continue reading ?
Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Quiz–Answer these questions to boost your self-knowledge. A key–perhaps the key–to a happy life is self-knowledge, because as the Fifth Splendid Truth holds, I can build a happy life only on the foundation of my own nature. In my own case, I’ve found that the more my life reflects my real interests, values, … ?
Oh look, shoot, there’s a giant empty wall of Dark Knight DVD cases. Wait, wait, there’s one left in the corner! AWESOME! (p.s. Hmm, some of these age better than others. I’ve decided to just let’em hang. – Neil) Photo … Continue reading ?
For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully. This week’s story: Get a hold of yourself, Meredith. Can’t see the video? Click here. Do you have any catch-phrases or mantras that work for you? … ?
People’s ethical behavior is complicated. Sometimes, we act consistently. Other times, we do not. What factors drive us to maintain consistency in our ethical behavior? read more
I started out very excited about this job. After living and searching for work in Antalya, Turkey for 6 months, including 2 months as an English teacher to children, the opportunity of working for an American company while in Turkey was all I hoped for. Show More Summary
Okay, who’s the smart one who brought an umbrella? Because I know it’s not me. No, when the sky cracks up and the rain smacks down, I’m the one wearing heavy jeans and a thick, spongy sweater that soaks up … Continue reading ?
Do you know if you might be committing any silent career killers at your job? If you are a hard-working savvy employee and still not getting the advancement that you have rightfully earned, you might be harming your career in silence. Nobody is going to tap you on the shoulder and tell you [...]
Over the weekend, I was trying to remember something I’d read in Tyler Cowen’s book, Discover Your Inner Economist: Using Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist. And I looked it up–so interesting! Sometimes when we ask a question, we know that people might be reluctant to give a true opinion. Maybe they’re worried … ?
Advertisers eat me up. Honestly, whenever I leave the grocery store I feel like I’ve just been had by the lot of them. I fully confess it, too. I wheel in for toilet paper and wheel out with a fat … Continue reading ?