We often underestimate happiness. We reward ourselves with materialistic pleasures and wonder, why the feeling of happiness doesn’t stick. The newest pair of shoes or the fanciest gadget have a short half-life before we need to buy something new to feel happy again.
Enjoying every moment in daily life instead is a choice. We can find wonderful moments like a smile, a hot coffee, or a sunset each day. We just have to programme our minds to recognize them instead of focusing on little daily annoyances.
Long lasting happiness
But long-lasting happiness we can’t buy or experience passively. It requires our action and commitment. Finding a purpose, working for accomplishments and experiencing absorbing engagement creates meaning. The resulting feeling of happiness is long-lasting and rewards us with real fulfilment [1, 2].
Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
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Do you like to read more about happiness?
 The scientific model defines happiness as P-E-R-M-A which includes Pleasures, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accoplishments. Martin Seligman did a lot of great research about happiness in the field of Positive Psychology.
 Here you can watch a video clip with Martin Seligman about happiness: The new era of positive psychology.