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Habits for Happiness

10 Daily Steps for Living Your Happiest Life
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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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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Author clearly has no understanding of PTSD

The author obviously has no understanding of PTSD. To suggest that people who get it focused on the negatives and not the positive outcomes of the trauma, is ludicrous and an insult to so many who have served. PTSD is not comparable to people who have benefited from trauma. PTSD is the subconscious brain defending itself/reliving it. Someone can have PTSD and still grow from their trauma at the same time. Unbelievable how this even got published. I couldnt continue after that as it completely discredits everything else he has to say. This is a disgrace.

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Great commonsense advice

This was a really appealing podcast. Nothing groundbreaking, but really good steps that are achievable, and motivating without being all American and shouty. I've already got lots of simple ideas that will help me kick start a happy new year.

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Definitely worth a listen!

Tim delivers no-nonsense, science-backed advice on cultivating happiness in this series and I couldn't get enough. His delivery is warm and engaging and so easy to listen to. A great series for anyone looking to prioritise their well-being.

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Got me thinking

Feels like one of those rare books that may actually make me change behaviour rather than put down and never think of again. I've already worked out some of my own habits for happiness.

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Self help made easy

Loved it. The ideas are simple and doable. Told in a way that empowers the listener without being airy fairy

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Happiness Habits

I loved this audio. It reinforced what successful (aka happy) people do and what I am also doing. Remember that happiness is a decision too!

Thanks for a great punchy audio Tim.

In happiness,

Pix
#thepixfactor

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Happiness 101

Great simple tips to assist you to achieve happiness. Easy listening. Give it a go. See what happens.

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fantastic motivation

I loved this podcast. each episode was in bite sized audios and I learnt something from each one. very easy to listen to.

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Very logical and practical

Loved it. Easy to listen to and some surprisingly good ideas. It provides a great structure with lots of options to ensure you are clear on what will make your life happier.

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Practical tips for a happier life

It was great to take some time out and think about what happiness means to me. I can see that with just a few changes to my daily habits I can bring much happiness to my life and the lives of those closest to me.

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  • Annette Guilding
  • 15-01-2020

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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  • Dr RE Hodgson
  • 27-01-2020

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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  • stephen
  • 14-02-2020

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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  • Meggan
  • 05-01-2020

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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  • RobertL
  • 11-01-2020

insightful

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

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  • Adam Krug
  • 07-01-2020

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-01-2020

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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  • Dee
  • 11-01-2020

Great practical advice

l really enjoyed it. Very easy listening. Practical advice. Great book to remind you on how positive people behave to maintain happiness.

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  • John Hunt
  • 15-01-2020

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-01-2020

excellent non-fussy self help<br />

Loved it, it was easy to listen to and understand. not cliched or overly touchy feely.

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