Life isn't meant to be happy all the time. But if you work on it just a little, you'll tip the scales in your own favor. This episode talks about how happiness comes from our thoughts-- not from external circumstances. And since we can control our thoughts, we can access more happiness in our lives in simple ways. This isn't about chasing away negative thoughts or chasing after positive ones-- it's about ending the chase altogether. Books referred to in this episode:
The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor
Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson.