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Minimalism and happiness - what is the connection?
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY MEETUP: Minimalism and happiness - what is the connection? On this meetup, we will explore the connection between minimalism and happiness through discussions and sharing of ideas and experiences. When talking about minimalism, we won’t as much go into what it is and is it the “right approach” to life - instead, we will look into minimalism as “…the constant art of editing your life.” (quote by Danny Dover) and “Minimalism is about creating space to live simply and meaningfully; it’s about living intentionally.” (quote by Laurie Buchanan). We will focus not so much on the minimalism itself but on how do minimalism and related terms (such as intentional living, consumerism, freedom, hygge etc) affect our happiness - and how can we play with them and use them for more enjoyment and satisfaction in our own lives. As always, the format will be fairly loose and relaxed, facilitated discussion with a​ ​ range of questions to reflect on. Depending on interests, we might look into questions such as: - the ​connection between happiness and intentional living vs. letting go of control - consumerism and happiness - balance & gentleness vs extreme approaches - what freedom means for you? - hygge vs. minimalism - individualism - best books/blogs and sources of inspiration on minimalism And discuss some of the following ideas: “I've found that the less stuff I own, the less my stuff owns me.” ― Nathan W. Morris “Our excessive possessions are not making us happy. Even worse, they are taking us away from the things that do. Once we let go of the things that don't matter, we are free to pursue all the things that really do matter.” ― Joshua Becker “Own less stuff. Enjoy more freedom. It really is that simple.” ― Joshua Becker As always, you are welcome to bring more ideas and your opinions (as long as they loosely fit under the umbrella of todays topic). Looking forward to see you there and facilitate yet another mind-boggling meetup, Mirna

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Group of likeminded people interested in positive psychology and self-development in areas of happiness & wellbeing, self-development, positive impact on others, building positive communication and relationships, resilience, mindfulness, flow and engagement, meaning, playfulness, strengths and positive emotions. This is a place for meaningful conversations and exchange of thoughts, ideas, experiences and inspiration to live more fulfilled and joyful lives.

This group is focused on facilitated discussion and sharing of experiences and thoughts on diverse topics from positive psychology (each meetup with a different topic), with a light input of theory from positive psychology. This is NOT a therapy or coaching group.

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