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20 simple tips to be happy now
By Dr. Timothy Sharp Author of “The Happiness Handbook” Founder of The Happiness Institute www.thehappinessinstitute.com

© Dr. Timothy Sharp 2005 www.thehappinessinstitute.com

Introduction This e-Book is based on Dr. Sharp’s popular publication “The Happiness Handbook”. Each of the tips listed here is described in more detail in this book, which also has a series of accompanying workbooks. For more information, see the final page of this document or go straight to The Happiness Institute’s website at www.thehappinessinstitute.com. This e-Book is also based on the following philosophy: Happiness is the ultimate purpose in life Happiness is achievable, for all of us Happiness is determined more by our minds than by our circumstances The disciplines that will lead to and enhance happiness (such as helpful thinking and good habits) can be learned and mastered, with practice.

© Dr. Timothy Sharp 2005 www.thehappinessinstitute.com

Tip 1 Make happiness a priority. If happiness is not at the top of your list then other things will take precedence. If other things take precedence, they may well interfere with your efforts to feel good. Tip 2 Make plans to be happy. Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Just like in any other life domain, the successful pursuit of happiness requires planning. Tip 3 Set happy goals. Following on from Tip 2, planning requires effective goal setting. And don’t forget to make sure your goals are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timed). Tip 4 Do things that make you happy. Although this sounds obvious, many people simple forget to do things from which they gain pleasure. And do them as often as possible.

© Dr. Timothy Sharp 2005 www.thehappinessinstitute.com

Tip 5 Set yourself tasks from which you’ll gain satisfaction. As well as pleasure and enjoyment, satisfaction is also…...

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