CONTENTS/LINKS FOR EASY NAVIGATION/READING
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER TO CREATE HAPPINESS


While you can pick and choose pieces to read, I recommend that you read these in the order
presented here, as if you were reading a book.  Where a section is referred to, go to that section
and read the overview and decide if and when you'll return - as each are very worthwhile.

The end result of this part:   A Happiness Plan, that includes what you will do to assure happiness
in your life.  A specific list of objectives that you buy into and what else you need to do to achieve
them. 

      Adding                                     Lessening

     "Valued"             minus               Suffering        =         Net Happiness






















































LIKE A BOOK

Read in order of the table of contents and you'll be "reading a book" - and be smarter for it at the end.

ISN'T THIS WORTH YOUR TIME AND STUDY?!!!!!
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DEEPER,
AND NECESSARY FOR UNDERSTANDING

This is such an essential area to understand, so I believe it is worthwhile for you to do more reading - and, then, of course, full implementation. 
 
The One Decision - Make this decision for guaranteed happiness.

The Only Path To Happiness - The 8 Factors

Adjusting The Baseline For Happiness - Answering the question "how much is enough" and then establishing a "baseline" above which you can be happy. 
   Why Are Buddhist Monks So Happy? -
   Follow the clues!

Maximize Happiness Via Values - Life is a product of what you value.  Be clear on these.

How To Be Happy - The Simplified Page 

How To Become More Happy - The Main Module - Read as a "booklet"; 29 pages.
    Perspective On Life - A Picture/Summary - Overview on Creating Happiness - "Context" and viewpoint vs. "contents", understand this.

Reconstruct Your Mindset For Greater Happiness  - What produces the "happiness gap"; adjust the unrealistic expectations and one's self evaluation.

      The Attributes Of Happy And Unhappy People   

KEY MODULE: Key Thoughts And Behaviors To Choose To Attain Personal Happiness And Peace - Stage I - Getting clear about control, problem focus, quieting the mind, judgmentSetting clear standards, re-choosing thoughts, learning. 19 pages

FOR DEEPER STUDY

Excellent Resource:  Free online copy of book, excellent site, excellent depth: 

  My page on this resource and what to do, then link to You Can Choose To Be Happy  


HAPPINESS PRODUCERS

OVERALL

The Happiness Creators - One page
Happiness Adders/Detractors - 1 page
What The Happiness Producers Are -
  And Which You Choose - 7 pages,
  picking what works - and what doesn't!

Happy People Contrasted To Unhappy
    - What They Think And Do
    Examples Of Philosophies Of Happy
      People - Leaves lots of clues for
      you.
   Why Are Buddhist Monks So Happy? 
Overview: Contrast Of Happiness and Unhappiness - Contrasts the unhappiness and happiness dialogues for the three essentials for happiness.

STEPS, PRACTICES, BEHAVIORS 

Eight Steps To Happiness - Overview of the path.  No shortcuts.
Increasing The Net "Feel Good" - What will have you feel best over the long term
The Happiness Practices
    Theme Days
    The Positivity Ratio - A must!
Attaining Peace And Happiness - Stage I - Key Thoughts And Behaviors To Choose - 19 page booklet leading to understanding and making clear choices and commitments.
Happy No Matter What - Can I have a good life no matter what?

SPECIFIC

Intelligent OPTIMISM - Not pie in the sky, just good workable thinking and viewpoints.
Using Your APTITUDES, Talents, And Signature Strengths - Needed for long term "gratification"
Happiness Factors Change When   
   Enlightened - From Dependence
     To Cause 
The Physicality Of Happiness - The happiness circuits are "reciprocal"
Kindness, Generous Actions And Contribution - "A Lasting Impression" (On Oneself)
 
The "Sub-Booklets" - The sections to read to learn and implement the pieces:

GRATITUDE: A Vital Component Of Happiness - Read overview, come back and develop this.  (This equals "have".)
See the exercises in What To Be Grateful For.  See Contents/Links - Gratitude.

Thought CALMING - Stressful thoughts happen to human beings; we must master their management! (And change the thoughts so we don't need calming!)


PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATION

Formulate A Strong Base:

BELIEF Upgrading - Section - Read
  the overview, then harvest the 
  incredible freedom and benefits
       EMPOWERING STATEMENTS  
             Affirmations
   Managing And Eliminating FEAR -
   Changes the quality of your life,
   dramatically!


STRONG LIFE PHILOSOPHY - The foundation for a great life - and also psychological peace!  More on specific factors
    Acceptance of reality 
     No Blame - Reasoning For
 
Strong STANDARDS AND VALUES - Set in writing, help direct your path, and to make life easier and more valuable.

CHARACTER - Essential 




TESTS, PLANS, PROGRAMS, TOOLS


HAPPINESS TESTS - Where are you?  A simple, quick test, plus others. 

THE HAPPINESS PLAN

Notes For The Happiness Plan - Use this to help you be complete and competent in the skill of happiness.

LEARNING PROGRAM:

Establishing One's Perspective For Greater Happiness - What to read and study, do daily or as needed.

EXERCISES TO INCREASE HAPPINESS - The "doables" that lead to installing happiness.

KEY TOOLS:

Happiness Overview And Reminders - To frame and look at often.
Reminders Notebook - A central tool to use daily, weekly, periodically - to ground, remind, and install the understanding and memory of what produces happiness.
The Positives Portfolio - Listings of successes, contributions, capabilities, gratitudes, and a bunch of positives!

RESOURCES:  WEBSITES, BOOKS

Websites:

The Happiness Operating Principles - From the "Executive Happiness Coach", to follow in your life.

 

CAUSES OF UNHAPPINESS
AND HAPPINESS REDUCERS

How To Create Unhappiness - Are you good at this?  Want to get even better?
  The Unhappiness Gap
   Roadblocks To Happiness - 3
     pages, moving from childish
     "demands" and practices to what
     works. 
   Beliefs And Other Causes Of
       Unhappiness - Change these
       or you won't be happy,
       guaranteed!
   Loss - Understand And Get
       Perspective, For Happiness 

Inappropriate CONTROL - So much wasted time and effort.  A major happiness affector.

The Effects Of Expectations In Life And In Relationships - A Major Creator Of Unhsppiness - Needlessly!

Twinges Of Vague Discontent - A Crack In The Dike - This leaves us with a vague sense of unhappines that is everpresent.
Sections Contents/Links

Happiness 
      Gratitude     
Brain Section                 Emotion, Fear Mgmt (and
    stress, anxiety, etc.)               Beliefs                       
Affirmations And Empowering Conversations            
Self Esteem/Confidence           Love Section      
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RESOURCES FOR HAPPINESS: 
   WEBSITES, BOOKS 
Ignore for now: (in construction)

  Happiness Overview And Reminders
(Only for quick perspective/reference:  Schematic Overview - Scatter map on happiness)   

Brief Overview of Happiness: What It Is, What Causes It... - Essential to understanding how to be happy.  Two pages.
FIRST, FOR OVERVIEW AND UNDERSTANDING, READ THIS!

Read all the pieces in this box!!!

Entry Page: The Road To Happiness For Life

Overview Discussion On Happiness - Understand And Master This Completely! - Read to  see the whole picture and then understand and master it completely!

How To Become More Happy - The Main Module - Read as a "booklet"; 29 pages. (This is part of the "deeper understanding" section, below, that you MUST utilize fully, reading through it for full understanding - don't stop short in this vital area! Use Word Viewer if you can't download this document.

The Essentials For Happiness - You
   Can't Be Truly Happy Without  
   These - Which will you choose to do
    or not to do?

  Feeling Good About Who I Am 
  Having The Confidence That I Can  
      And Will Handle Any Situation
      Ultimate Confidence
  Knowing Life Is Good
  "Sufficient" Psychological Certainty -
      "Don't leave home without it!"

Checklist For Happiness (And
  Unhappiness) Creators

The Happiness Creators - What produces a high return... and no return.

  A Compilation Of What All Happy People Do And Think... - Massive collection to look through, to be sure you're doing the same!  Get your head around all of this!

How To Create Unhappiness - Are you good at this?  Want to get even better?

Overview Of Obstacles & Enhancers For Happiness - Remove the obstacles, add the enhancers!
   
True Satisfaction In Life - Sourcing Deep Happiness

Living One Day At A Time - A
MandatoryStrategy For Happiness

FOLLOW A PROGRAM!

This works much better than random learning!

The Program For Happiness

***The Program For Increasing Happiness

Follow this into the learning and then the implementation of this in-depth program that will make a huge difference in your life!

Pieces For The Happiness Learning Program - A list of the components that are connected to happiness.  Requires additional learning, of course. 

The Happiness Checklist - Develop and do these first, to be truly happy.

The Requirements For Obtaining The Happiest Life - Leave Any Of These Out, YOu'll Have Less Than You Could Have Had! - Use as a program or a checklist of what you should have completed or attained.


TEST YOURSELF FIRST!

Happiness Tests- Where are you?  A simple, quick test, plus others.
"STATES"

Living In The Moment- How? Just A Trite Saying?    

Peace Of Mind - Includes many links for peace of mind and for "Flow"