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I was just like you. This free self guided video series changed my life. Please, please, PLEASE take a look and give it a chance.
A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment https://www.coursera.org/learn/happiness
⬐ gkstThanks for this suggestion! I did The Science of Happiness https://www.edx.org/course/the-science-of-happiness. Not sure what "the best" really means, but I think it had the biggest impact on my life.
You watch this course:
Then re-evaluate your life.
⬐ julianustithx bro, I'll.⬐ Omniusyour use of the contraction like this broke me. i had to read it 4 times before it "worked".⬐ petropolisfulIt's what it's :P
I'd say that's roughly half because I enjoy the work and half because over the years I've got better at looking after myself, being self-aware and cultivating positive habits.
For me, the big wins have been:
(1) Regular exercise (daily cardio, weight training 3x a week)
(2) Daily mindfulness meditation.
(3) Flexible hours, remote working.
In some circumstances, (3) can be hard to negotiate. But (1) and (2) are up to you.
See also this excellent survey of positive psychology: https://www.coursera.org/learn/happiness/
On the subject of happiness, Prof Raj Raghunathan's "A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment" is also something I would highly recommend. The learner stands to gain a lot of insights on the types of motivations serve to enhance as well as undermine happiness.
Check out https://www.coursera.org/learn/happiness
Have changed for the better because of it :)