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Habits for Happiness

10 Daily Steps for Living Your Happiest Life
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,375 ratings)

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Summary

How do we get happy? Listen to a positive, step-by-step guide on the building blocks for personal happiness by Dr Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy).

Through ten daily habits, this series provides the learnings and practical strategies for creating a happier life.

Dr Tim Sharp is a clinical and consulting psychologist with three degrees in psychology and a distinguished career over several decades. He’s Australia’s very own “Dr Happy” and the founder of The Happiness Institute.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 11 episodes to your Library now.

Update, May 6th 2020: With bonus episode Habits in Isolation: At a time when people around the world are experiencing isolation and higher levels of anxiety, building healthy habits and prioritising happiness is more important than ever. In this bonus episode, Dr Tim Sharp gives you some ideas for how the ten Habits for Happiness can become part of your own life right now, even when everything feels strange and uncertain.

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Not for disabled people

I wanted to listen to this to get tips on what to do/concentrate on to be happy more of the time. But as a disabled person I frankly found it pretty depressing. Apparently when visualising your 'great life' to aim for, the most important thing is that "you're healthy and happy, full of energy". As someone with a chronic illness which affects my energy levels this made me break inside a little. I have struggled long and hard to carve out a happy fulfilling life while ill, and it's been very difficult to accept the reality of my illness (and the permanence of it). Visualising a life free from illness and full of energy is something I've had to train myself out of doing as it only brings sadness, anger and stagnation as I wait to be healthy again (or try endless snake oil cures), rather than building a good life with the health I have. So to hear in the first few minutes of these podcasts that the most important thing for visualising "your version" of a "great life" is to visualise one full of health and energy... Thanks for ruling out any life I am able to lead from your vision of what makes a "good life" where I could be happy. This podcast is ableist bullshit which will make you miserable if you're permanently disabled.

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Superficial & potentially harmful

Dr. Happy is a pretty nauseating name for anyone who I older than 5 at birthday party expecting a clown. Repeated use almost requires medication. The focus on materialism to achieve the transient experience of happiness ("on my boat with my mates") is very dangerous, leading to a futile pursuit of more "stuff", costing more money, bringing the twin evils of debt & more work. The cases at the end of the three chapters I was able to listen to sounded like self-satisfied assholes. Very glad this book was free

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not for me

as I person who has a chronic disability this book was not good for me it just reminded me of my limits, so I found it very irritating say the least.

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Positive psychology 101 - and still ridiculous

You have heard it all before. As is always the case with pos. psych., the goal is to be happy, there's a list of things that have been proved to help you be happy, and if you just follow the 10 habits, you will become happy. The thing is, this is never the case. "Dr. Happy" even says so in the final episode, basically admitting that although it all sounds good, it will be hard and you won't be happy anyway. So really, what's the point? This is just another list of tips and tricks to fool yourself into thinking that you are important and that happiness is a goal in and of itself. Don't bother.

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Nope

Don’t waste your time. It’s absolutely useless. It’s like the inspirational quote version of a pod cast. Maybe if you’re not actually mentally ill it would...na even then I wouldn’t bother. Do yourself a favour and get a decent book, new mood journal by David burns or something else like that.

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insightful

really gave a great insight to happiness and health. thank you Dr Tim sharp

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Can't keep listening

Oh my gosh, clichés and drivel, feel like I'm reading a low grade magazine article in a waiting room, discarded by someone else. Discarded for good reason. I'm finding happiness by stopping listening now.. Can't go on.

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A very nice bite size guide on how to take practical steps to achieve happiness

A lightly told series of instructions on how to bring more fun and happiness into your life. I have followed the instructions and am seeing benefits. Just need to turn these things into long lasting habits

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really really very good

surprised by the quality of the production, really pragmatic approach to sorting your life out.. listening again now but taking notes this time. it would really benefit from an actual book too

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Good Listen

I loved listening to these encouraging words, the narrator was very clear and precise on his words .I would definitely recommend everyone .

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