4 Step Plan to Happiness

Walking the Path of Happiness


Researchers also distinguish between the moment-by-moment feeling of happiness produced by positive emotions and how we describe our lives when we think about it. Regardless of whether you had a good day or not, do you describe your life as a happy one? Or describe yourself as a happy person? Psychologist Daniel Kahneman describes this difference as the “experiencing self” and the “remembering self.” Psychologists study both to better understand how daily experiences add up to a happy life. This is what they found.

A 4-Step Plan To Happiness

This resilient living plan puts forth practical guidelines that are easy to implement into mundane moments—while waiting for an elevator, or folding laundry.

  • Train Your Attention: Learning to focus your attention enables you to command your thoughts and shift perspective. Living in the moment and worrying less about tomorrow can provide more happiness.

  • Cultivate Emotional Resilience: Build inner emotional strength by making room for gratitude, compassion, acceptance, meaning, and forgiveness.

  • Start a Mind-Body Practice: Deepen your spiritual awareness through meditation, prayer, or any other mind-body practices that work for you.

  • Pick Healthy Habits: Direct your willpower to making positive, concrete changes toward a healthier you—eat well, exercise, worry less.

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."

Omar Khayyam