Indeed, scientists have found that when we’re in a group of people with something in common, the sense of being in a herd causes a rise in our levels of the happiness hormone serotonin.
Being genuinely kind or helpful or polite creates a sense of community, which is why we often feel good performing an act of kindness, whether for a close friend or a stranger.
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Otherwise, just imagine all their feelings and intentions and ideas being stopped by the shield. By changing how you were picturing this person in your mind, you’ve altered the emotional effect of that memory.
Then you can think about them at your leisure and make your own reply in your own time This works on two levels. And, at a very subtle level, the micro-muscular movements of your non-verbal signalling will convey that you’re safe, confident and protected. You’ve changed how you feel about him/her and reduced the effect he/she can have on you in the future.
It’s the book that promises to change your life and all this week we’ve been running extracts from Paul Mc Kenna’s I CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY.
Each day Paul tackles a different happiness-related issue — so it’s not too late to start picking up his tips.
If you’re not at ease with yourself, you’ll be edgy and difficult to live with. So, in order to relate well to others, you must first relate well to yourself — which means that you need to have a good self-image.If at all possible, cut him out of your life entirely.You don’t have to feel guilty about this because you’ve already tried to help him.But every single one of my clients who’ve used this exercise has later commented on how powerful it was.And, strangely, it was those who felt most awkward about it at first who experienced the most profound changes. Now, vividly imagine reaching out and comforting your younger self by embracing or holding him/her until you feel really warm and loving and you sense that your younger self has felt and accepted your love and appreciation.While there are many things you can do to relieve stress, one aspect that you may not have considered is how creating a mindset of mindfulness may help to navigate the difficulties that all of us inevitably encounter along the way.