A core pillar of positive psychology is...other people matter!
A powerful strategy for boosting your own happiness is to boost someone else's happiness.
Happiness is NOT selfishness and it's NOT hedonism or any of the other myths that invite people to unhelpfully focus on...me, me, me!
Rather, happiness comes more to those who're caring and compassionate and thoughtful and helpful.
Which is why today is such an important day. For those who don't know it today, September 13, is RUOK day. This is a day we're all encouraged to ask a loved one or friend or colleague or all of the above..."are you OK?"
We shoudl do this more than once a year, of course, but celebrating this act of caring and compassion in a special day is a wonderful idea and one I invite you all to participate in.
The whole thing is pretty self-explanatory but you can find our more here - http://www.ruokday.com
So get involved; it'll only take a few minutes and it could well save or change someone's life. And that someone could well be you!
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