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The Happiness Quiz

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Happiness Quiz by Dr. Susan Biali – www.susanbiali.com

10-30%
You’re on the low end of the happiness scale and may have life and health habits that make you more likely to view your days through darker glasses. Though a low score doesn’t necessarily mean you’re depressed, if you feel sad or empty more often than you feel happy you may want to check in with your doctor or a counselor about how you’ve been feeling. Thankfully there are many proven steps you can take to help boost your happiness levels . Start by inventorying the items you said “no” to and see if you can’t start turning those into a “yes”!

40-70%
You’re probably a pretty content person with a good solid foundation of happiness habits. You practice positive ways of thinking and living that keep a smile on your face more often than not. Have a look at the items that you said “no” to and brainstorm ideas of how you might begin to add these additional attitudes and habits into your life. You’ll find yourself smiling and loving life even more!

80-100%
Congratulations! You likely love your life (even when things are rough) and are a joy to be around. You’re a fabulous example to others for how to live in a meaningful, positive way. If you’re naturally a positive person, this quiz might have helped you understand the things you do automatically that keep your happiness levels so high. Now that you know, share these happiness tips with others and make the world an even happier place!
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Excerpt from Susan Biali's "Live a Life You Love"

Detach and Be You
 
When was the last time that you truly detached from everything around you and gave yourself a chance to just be? One of the best ways to do this is to physically remove yourself from the activities and places associated with your usual daily routines and do something different. You don’t have to go far to find yourself, and it’s cheap and easy to explore your own local surroundings. Think about where in your city or local area you might be able to go. The ideal place gives you opportunities to both wander and to sit and reflect. It might be an art gallery that you’ve always wanted to visit or a hiking path that leads to a wonderful look-out.
 
Is there an inviting street in your town that you could stroll along, with restaurants or coffee shops that you’ve never visited? You could also take a long drive—no music, no radio, just your own thoughts for company. Whether you can get away for an hour or an entire day, do whatever you can. If your life or schedule prevents you from easily leaving the house or your workplace, pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee and pull a chair up to a window. Sit there, watch the view, and let your mind take you where it wants you to go. Take time to give yourself the necessary peace and space.
 
When you take the time to get away from all the noise of daily life, and get quiet enough to let yourself feel what the real you really cares about, dreams of, and longs for, you open yourself to the experiences and life that are waiting for you. The more often you’re able to step out of your usual routine and connect with that essential, authentic you, the more fuel you’ll feel behind you as you take your first steps toward a more authentic life. The wonderful things that will happen as a result are simply part of the natural, meant-to-be life that unfolds when you listen to your true self.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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