Happiness interview: Sonja Lyubomirsky.
I got to know Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky through her work, which includes the fascinating book The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want (just the kind of book I love), and then I met her in person when we appeared together in this episode of the Katie Couric show.
She's one of the leading writers and thinkers on the subject of happiness, so I was very eager to get the chance to pose some questions.
Gretchen: What's a simple activity that consistently makes you happier?
Sonja: Research shows that there are many simple activities that reliably make people happier. My favorite is doing acts of kindness. The generous acts don't have to be random and they don't have to be a certain kind (e.g, anonymous or social or big, etc.). We have found that almost any types ofRead More »from We Have Found that Almost Any Types of Acts of Kindness Boost Happiness