Independently Happy

I take happiness seriously. So you don't have to.

3 Simple Reasons Why Optimism Is Not Enough


Optimism is overrated. Don’t get me wrong, it’s way better than pestimism (Word!), but it’s empty without action. Although it is vital for building happiness, optimism is not enough. Optimism Without Action is Empty Without action, optimism is just fluff. Unfortunately, it will eventually run out. We’ll stop falling for it. We need objective evidence, […]

5 Sneaky Mindfulness Triggers for Surviving Work

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Our days are full of stress triggers, so sneak in mindfulness triggers to help you practice calmness. Here are 5 sneaky mindfulness triggers for surviving the day. Does anything at work ever stress you? Work is the primary reason most of us meditate. And drink. How are you supposed to remember to focus on your […]

My Amazon Subscribe & Save Subscriptions

Amazon Subscribe & Save

Monthly shopping can be a pain. Although I enjoy grocery shopping and know that the exercise is good for me, I enjoy how easy Amazon Subscribe & Save makes shopping. How to Use Amazon Subscribe & Save Hello, my friend trying to create a better life! I finished my Kindle book Shopping Made Easy: How […]

How Habits Make Deposits Into Our Happiness

Do habits sound boring to you? Don’t let habits withdraw from your Happiness. Here is how to use habits to make deposits into our Happiness instead of our unhappiness. Happiness takes time, just like any significant progress takes time. Happiness is a combination of the progress we’ve made and the progress we’re making towards goals. […]

3 Surprising Reasons Pollyannaism is the Best Mindset

It’s difficult to know how to respond to these trying times, to be optimistic or realistic. 3 surprising reasons why Pollyannaism is the best mindset are…

Why is Pollyanna Defined So Harshly?

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Have you ever been called a Pollyanna? Did you take it as a compliment? As defined in dictionaries, Pollyanna is an insult. Here’s why the definition inaccurately depicts the novel’s character. Is Pollyanna Defined Correctly? One day at work, I mentioned something about annoyingly positive people. One of my coworkers overheard and turned around to […]

106 Inspiring Happiness Quotes

Everyone loves quotes. Inspiring quotes adorn shirts, mugs, posters and email signatures. You know you want to be the one who shares the best quotes with your friends. This page is the ultimate source of inspiring and easily-shareable happiness quotes! Jump to the Quotes Click a link to skip my wise words to go the […]

Gift Bags Vs. Gift-Wrapping

Gift Bags

Holiday shopping is stressful enough, and now you’ve got to wrap the gifts?! Let’s unwrap the wrangling of gift bags vs. gift-wrapping. It’s November, the beginning of the holidays! Gifts start taking a higher priority now. Perhaps you’ve participated in the biggest shopping weekend of the year, and now you’ve got piles of presents that […]

How to Cure Your Pinky and Ring Finger Numb and Tingling

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A common ailment for those who spend significant time on computers is your pinky and ring finger numb and tingling. Whether you’re a travel agent, writer or IT professional, spending too much time on devices can lead to chronic discomfort. In this post, I’ll explain a likely cause of this discomfort and the best ways to remedy it.

Don’t Take Happiness Too Seriously

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Taking happiness too seriously leads to chasing happiness, and chasing happiness can lead to bad habits. Bad habits lead to misery. Don’t take happiness too seriously. I take happiness seriously so you don’t have to. Don’t Chase Happiness I frequently mention small things that I sprinkle throughout my days to add novelty and diversion. They’re […]