The “how” of happiness isn’t that tough, says UCR psychology Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky.
Her research shows that we can make ourselves happier and improve our lives by practicing small, simple activities on a regular basis, says UCR Wellness Program Coordinator Julie Chobee.
Lyubomirsky will describe her 12 “happiness strategies” during a special presentation called “The How of Happiness” on Thursday, Oct. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in HUB 302 North.
Relative to their less happy peers, happy people are more creative, productive, and helpful, have more stable marriages and higher incomes, and boast stronger immune systems, Chobdee said.
Lyubomirsky’s research shows people can intentionally increase their happiness through a bit of regular practice. Her findings have significant implications for increasing happiness at school, work, and home, Chobdee said.
The “How of Happiness” talk is open to all UCR faculty, staff, students and retirees. Please RSVP.
You can download a flyer for more information about this event, which is sponsored by the UCR Faculty/Staff Wellness Program, Student Wellness Partners, UCR Retiree Association and Association for Women in Science.
Healthy snacks and raffle prizes will also be provided. For more information contact Chobdee at extension 2-1488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.