THE HAPPINESS LEARNING PLAN, PROGRAM
LEARN FIRST, THEN MANAGE!
(Some people may want to read this more like a book, by going to this section
and clicking on the "chapters". )
Note that you can get an overview of pieces you might want to pick to read earlier, by using the Happiness Contents, Links page. Review/scan The Happiness Plan to get an idea of all that can possibly be involved. Remember, though, that you'll be doing the pieces one at a time. This learning plan is the first piece of the Program For Increasing Happiness, with the next two segments being implementation of what is needed. You'll find that you will also that you will start implementing the necessary steps during your learning process. Later, you'll refer back to some of the learning pieces during the implementation stages.
Everything for you to read has a direct link to it, on this page.
OVERVIEW PIECES AND TYING THE BIG PICTURE TOGETHER
Read and understand:
One page perspective of some key items, with links, that will contribute to your life.
Then read these key readings: (Definitely read the documents in capital letters for "grounding" and an overview.) Note that many of the pieces have long descriptions of the content contained in the piece - do not confuse that with additional assigned readings!
type summary of the key points, easy and quick - no doubt which way to go!
Happiness - It is the "context" not the content! (Duh!)
than a 100 times return for your time versus other things you can do. Going to
the "core" suggested here will make all the difference. This is mandatory!!!!
attributes of the unhappy person, you'd better "handle" that!!! Make sure you've
learned how to do all of the attributes of happy people (we give you references
to go to).
Review now and then do when there is time
What the top happiness producers are and whether you'll commit to them.
Add your own if you wish.
But note the low or no payoff ones and stop doing those!
Which things are the source of MY happiness? Short term? Long term?
Example of one set of answers to this questionnaire.
What to develop in order to have more happiness?
What is your level of mastering them?
You can, if you wish, look at the actions, planning, and learning needed to
accomplish what you want.
DECIDE WHAT TO GO FOR IN LIFE TO ACHIEVE TRUE HAPPINESS!
Read and learn
enhances of happiness you'll really go for.
FEELING GOOD - We could say this is what happiness is. But we need to create
certain types of "feel goods" that will last and accumulate durably in the
and include the best ideas into my philosophy." (D'ya think?!)
Happiness Coach", to follow in your life.
Specific Happiness Producers: Note: In the modules above, other producers and reducers
are discussed, besides the producers below. Those items are often linked from those pages, but if
you find one of particular interest, simply use the search engine.
These items below have alot of depth into which you can go, but for now read the summary pieces
that lead into the sections. (Remember, each section has a contents/links page so you can scan
and pick particular pieces of interest.
GRATITUDE - Go to this special section to learn this key component of "intentional
happiness" (which is part of proactively creating happiness, since it might not
happen randomly! This also offsets our unhappiness tendency where we
exaggerate and fear losses. (You might start to put some of the most relevant pieces into
spotlight them here for now.
STRONG LIFE PHILOSOPHY: Ultimately good psychology is based on good philosophy, so
part of the happiness program will be to tie your life philosophy down and to create a great
boundaries to make life work easier and better.
Exercisers And Practices that are effective
See Exercises, which are below the next section.
HAPPINESS REDUCERS: See
and then get rid of them!!!!
doing that you might want to change!
things. A key skill in all of life.
understanding, without which you may sabotage your happiness and your key
Link to page for RESOURCES FOR HAPPINESS so you can see what else is available to help in understanding. Even after you've read the pieces on this site, you'll want to continue your learning (or to use some of these as supplements while you are doing the program). I would recommend that you read all the books rated with an A+ and A1. All the books recommended have a very good payoff (you can buy many as good quality used books on Amazon). Use the videos as an alternative educational source - and watch them in lieu of TV!
WAIT! YOU'RE NOT QUITE FINISHED LEARNING AND YOU NEED TO START IMPLEMENTING
Now you return to The Program For Increasing Happiness, where you'll go to Stage 2: Eliminating The Barriers To Happiness. In this section we deal with eliminating needless fear, which you will have to do if you are to achieve happiness - and then we go on to other key items...