The Positive Psychology class taught by Ben Shahar attracts 1400 students per semester and 20% of Harvard graduates take this elective course. Ben Shaha is the author of the international best sellers Happier and Being Happy, which have been translated into 25 languages.
- Being Happy: You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life (2010) originally published in hardcover as The Pursuit of Perfect (2010)
- Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment (2007)
- A Clash of Values: The Struggle for Universal Freedom (2002)
- Heaven Can Wait: Conversations With Bonny Hicks (1998)
According to Ben Shahar, the class - which focuses on happiness, self-esteem and motivation - gives students the tools to succeed and face life with more joy.
This 35-year-old teacher, considered by some to be "the happiness guru", highlights in his class 14 key tips for improving the quality of our personal status and contributing to a positive life:
🚩Tip 1. Thank God for everything you have:
Write down 10 things you have in your life that give you happiness. Focus on the good things!
🚩Tip 2. Physical Activity:
Practice physical activity Experts say exercising helps improve mood. 30 minutes of exercise is the best antidote against sadness and stress.
🚩Tip 3. Breakfast:
Some people miss breakfast for lack of time or not to get fat. Studies show that breakfast gives you energy, helps you think and perform your activities successfully.
🚩Tip 4. Be Assertive:
Ask what you want and say what you think. Being assertive helps improve your self-esteem. Being left and remaining silent creates sadness and hopelessness.
🚩Tip 5. Spend your money on experiences..
a study found that 75% of people felt happier when they invested their money in travel, courses and classes; While only the rest said they felt happier when buying things.
🚩Tip 6. Face your challenges:
Studies show that the more you postpone something, the more anxiety and tension you generate. Write short weekly lists of tasks and complete them.
🚩Tip 7. Put everywhere nice memories, phrases and photos of your loved ones:
Fill your fridge, your computer, your desk, your room, YOUR LIFE of beautiful memories.
🚩Tip 8. Always greet and be nice to other people:
More than 100 inquiries state that just smiling changes the mood.
🚩Tip 9. Wear comfortable shoes:
If your feet hurt you, you become moody, says Dr. Keinth Wapner, President of the American Orthopedics Association.
🚩Tip 10. Take care of your posture:
Walk straight with your shoulders slightly backwards and the front view helps to maintain a good mood.
🚩Tip 11. Listen to music (Praise God):
It is proven that listening to music awakens you to sing, this will make your life happy.
🚩Tip 12. What you eat has an impact on your mood:-
Do not skip meals, eat lightly every 3 to 4 hours and keep glucose levels stable.- Avoid excess white flour and sugar.- Eat everything! Healthy- Vary your food.
🚩Tip 13. Take care of yourself and feel attractive:
70% of people say they feel happier when they think they look good.
🚩Tip 14. Fervently believe in God:
With him nothing is impossible!
Happiness is like a remote control, we lose it every time, we go crazy looking for it and many times without knowing it, we are sitting on top of it ...