'Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions' The Dalai Lama, patron of Action for Happiness
We all want to be happy but what does that actually mean and what can we do in our everyday lives to be happier? Fortunately, psychologists, neuroscientists and other experts now have evidence of what really makes a difference and helps us to be happier and more resilient to life's ups and downs.
In this book, Vanessa King of Action for Happiness has drawn on the latest scientific studies to create a set of evidence-based practical actions that have been shown to increase happiness and wellbeing - at home, at work and in the world around you.
It will help you connect with people, nurture your relationships and find purpose. You'll get ideas for taking care of your body, making the most of what's good and finding new ways to stimulate your mind.
So here are the 10 Keys to Happier Living - ideas, insights and practical actions that you can take to create more happiness for yourself and those around you.
ACTION FOR HAPPINESS is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to create a happier society for everybody by inspiring people to take practical action to create more happiness for themselves and others.
VANESSA KING is a Board Member and the lead positive psychology expert for Action for Happiness. She led the development of the 10 Keys and speaks for Action for Happiness around the world. Vanessa's first degree was in psychology and later she completed a Master's degree under Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania.