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The Happiness Project
  • 书名: The Happiness Project
  • 作者: Gretchen Rubin
  • 副标题: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
  • 页数: 320
  • 出版社: Harper
  • 出版年: 2010-01-01
  • 第73页 Getting Started

    Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.<原文开始></原文结束>

    2014-12-20 13:29:40 回应
  • 第432页 exercise

    In Daniel Gilbert's book Stumbling on Happiness, he argues that the most effective way to judge whether a particular course of action will make you happy in the future is to ask people who are following that course of action right now if they're happy and assume that you'll feel the same way.

    2014-12-30 16:54:06 回应
  • 第448页 Exercise

    The repetitive activity of walking, studies show, triggers the body's relaxation response and so helps reduce stress; at the same time, even a quick ten-minute walk provides an immediate energy boost and improves mood-in fact, exercise is an effective way to snap out of a funk.

    2014-12-30 16:57:45 回应
  • 第518页 clutter

    I felt particularly oppressed by aspirational clutter--things that I owned but only aspired to use: the glue gun I never mastered, mysteriously specific silver serving pieces untouched since our wedding, my beige pumps with superhigh heels. The kind of clutter that I found most disagreeable was buyer's remorse clutter, when, rather than admit that I'd made a bad purchase, I hung on to things until somehow I felt they'd been "used up" by sitting in a closet or on a shelf.

    2015-01-03 08:29:20 回应
  • 第623页 Tackle a nagging task

    Unfinished tasks were draining my energy and making me feel guilty. I faced a discouraging number of "boomerang errands": errands that I thought I was getting rid of but then came right back to me. Sometimes, though, the most difficult part of doing a task was just deciding to do it. Studies show that one of the best ways to lift your mood is to engineer an easy success, such as tackling a long-delayed chore.

    2015-01-05 09:09:12 回应
  • 第668页 Little things

    It is by studying little things, wrote Samuel Johnson, that we attain the great art of having as little misery, and as much happiness as possible.

    2015-01-05 09:17:42 回应