It’s the age-old question asked by people in different parts of the world – “What is my purpose in life?” In other words, “What am I here to accomplish?” Figuring out your place in the world can be a difficult feat, especially since nowadays, people expect you to have it all figured out at an early age. For a few lucky people, the calling does come early, and they spend their days living out their dream. But what about the rest of us?
For those of us who found our purpose later in life (or for those who are still searching), all is not lost. First, figure out why you are searching for your life purpose. Is it because of a deep interest in what you were meant to do in life, or because someone Continue reading
Women prefer taller men, as illustrated by petite 5ft 1in actress Hayden Panettiere who is engaged to 6ft 6in boxer Wladimir Klitschko
American researchers at Rice University and the University of North Texas found that the height of the partner is more important for women than for men. To find this out, a survey with the participation of 455 men and 470 women was conducted.
It turned out that since time immemorial nothing has changed: many women still dream about a partner who would be taller than their height. Such a wish was expressed almost by the half of the participants.
Why do women want a tall partner? As confirmed by the research, …read more
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be”
Books have been written, films have been filmed and lives have been lived all in search for the subtle “happiness”. Actually there is a connection between our happiness and our general well-being, which was proven scientifically. Since we are creatures of survival, it feels comfortable to search for the things that make us feel good and at the same time have a positive effect on our overall well-being. We feel healthier, we become healthier, and we live longer. Continue reading
One of the theories in the field of psychology claims that all people have a “starting point” of happiness, which defines their wellness. All our life revolves around it and the fact if we feel more or less happy depends on what is happening in our daily lives.
But we can “reboot” our system. Experts say that approximately 40% of our happiness can be controlled, which is confirmed by scientific data.
1. Just try
The slightest effort can have significant effects on your life. Two small pilot studies published in the scientific journal Journal of Positive Psychology show that Continue reading
Positive thinking is the background of modern phylosophy of living a successful and happy life. Being optimistic is often portrayed like a foundation of making your life full and happy. And really, these are not just words. There are several benefits in positive thinking which influence our health, confidence and relationships with other people. If you’re not one of these positive-thinkers yet, and wonder why you should try positive thinking yourself, here are some reasons for you:
1. Positive thinkers cope with stress faster and more effective.
If an unpleasant situation happens, they concentrate on solving it rather than thinking that the things are out of their control. Aclually, they are less subjected to Continue reading
1. “Fight Club” (1999)
The film was based on the book of the same name by Chuck Palahnuik. It refers to a consumer society, imposed on false values, the dependence of modern man on material things. The main character, wedged into the framework of comfort and everyday life, meets a man who helps him get rid of it all. They work together to create a community where people find freedom through Continue reading
Freeing your life of these 13 useless things, you will feel a surge of happiness and pleasure. Do not just read it … Try it!
1. Let go of the need to always prove your point.
Among us there are so many people who are simply not capable of tolerating any other point of view except for their own. It’s not worth it.
2. Stop trying to control everything.
Give up the need to constantly control everything that happens in your life: people, situations, events, etc. Whether it is about your family, friends, colleagues or strangers on the street, just let them be what they are.
3. Stop blaming.
Free yourself of the need to blame others for what you have or do not have. Do not waste your energy on this and take full responsibility for your life. Continue reading
Check out this list of deceptions our own minds play on us.
1. I would have been happier if I worked less.
Our minds often tend to come up with this argument, when we think that we would be happier if we did not have to work. We imagine in our heads a life full of pleasures and start falsely assuming that this would make us happier. However, the reality is that idleness is often the main cause of boredom and depression. We are hardworking and creative by nature. We have to solve problems and improve ourselves in order to be happy. Get up and put your heart and soul into something meaningful to you and you will see Continue reading
Do you want to live a long, happy life? Not a problem! Scientists have found that longevity depends on personality and mindset of the person. You can now safely say that happiness is not a result of living longer, but living longer is a direct result of a joyful existence. So a happy life automatically becomes longer.
Of course, the main contributor to longer life are inherited genetic traits, which was proven in the past, but researchers from Boston University (USA) have suggested that people who live longer are different from the rest of population in their psychological and behavioral traits. The scientists decided to find out what these traits may be. Continue reading
Positive thoughts for the future are derived from the nature of human who denies that something bad might happen.
We all pretty much accept the fact that life is a fragile gift that holds both positive and negative surprises. However, researchers of the University of Michigan suggest that it is particularly difficult for us to accept that we might stumble upon a great tragedy at some point.
As part of their study, researchers conducted five rounds of online polls in order to find whether the psychological balance of participants could be influenced by the manner they were going to bring in their minds past or future events. Continue reading