Habits of Happiness

by Wendy Ulrich

Habits of happiness

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Our Father's plan for us is often referred to as "the great plan of happiness," but we sometimes struggle to feel as happy as we'd like. Are there really some simple things we could do to feel happier?

You may not have thought that such suggestions as "Don't even try to get motivated to exercise" and "Stop hoping to find friends" would show up in a book on happiness, but those are just a couple of the "habits of happiness" Dr. Wendy Ulrich invites readers to consider.

This perfect blend of scientific research, engaging anecdotes, and practical advice that you might not have expected can help you discover new ways to feel a little better about life.

About the Author

Wendy Ulrich

Wendy Ulrich, Ph.D., M.B.A., was a psychologist in private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan for almost fifteen years before moving with her husband to Montreal (where he presided over the Canada Montreal Mission), then Alpine, Utah. She founded Sixteen Stones Center for Growth, which offers seminar-retreats for LDS women (sixteenstones.net). She is a mother and grandmother, a columnist for Deseret News, a former president of the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapist, and a business consultant with The RBL Group. Her books include Forgiving Ourselves, Weakness Is Not Sin, and national best seller The Why of Work, co-authored with her husband, Dave Ulrich.

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kind of round-about but sure makes sense
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I like the almost opposite way of looking at what we need to do...Don't Worry about your Weaknesses, Don't try to get motivated to Exercise...sounds backward but it sure does make sense. Really. Don't worry about your weaknesses, work on your strengths, don't wait for motivation, get started, and don't wait for friends to come to you...reach out and be a friend first...they will find you. Sound advice to becoming proactive and positive instead of dwelling on the negatives and waiting for whatever it is, to come along. I like this book, can you tell? Be a great gift for a graduate, a good friend, anyone with feelings of inadequacy and anyone who's looking to making changes in their lives, which is just about anyone, and everyone.

Happiness in 7 Habits
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Wendy Ulrich asks readers to focus on 7 habits of happiness in her engaging little book. Filled with personal stories and quotations each habit offers opportunities for further study and recommendations for creating lists and journal entries. Sharing that happiness is considered a "divine outcome" Wendy helps you find a path to true happiness and joy in this cute little book. Its like a Time Out for Women seminar at your fingertips!

SO GOOD!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is INCREDIBLE!

Things I would NEVER think of doing to increase happiness

Here is her list:

*Don’t worry about your weaknesses
*Don’t try to get motivated to exercise
*Stop hoping to find friends
*Don’t try to be happy
*Celebrate failures
*Don’t try to get help with your problems
*Don’t endure to the end

The information about this list and the things Wendy includes I believe to be TRUE!

It just makes SO MUCH SENSE!

Some of my favorite quotes:

“Allow the feeling of gratitude to surround your problems.”

“Live is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”

Let the habits of happiness begin…

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