- Belonging is key to happiness. That's why contributing and working in a team setting is so rewarding. Co-housing also creates an environment that fosters belonging. And Okinawa, the Japnese community with the most 100+ year olds per capita, has a tight-knit community based living that encourages interaction. They grow and share vegetables with each other and have a weekly marching band that comes by, which encourages people to get on the curb and interact with their neighbors.
- Being a part of something greater than oneself generates happiness. That's why religion and spirituality is a source of comfort for billions.
- Gratitude generates happiness. Practice being thankful everyday. Being thankful for what you have gives you more happiness than getting what you wish for.
- Meditation increases happiness. Compassion Meditation is the most effective form at altering the brain to become more like a meditation master's brain.
This posts only has four lessons because less is more!