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On the eve of each new year, many of us commit to making lifestyle changes we believe will improve our sense of personal satisfaction and bring us happiness. Rather than seek out professional help, we attempt to resolve some of our behavioral issues ourselves.
Ah, happiness, that elusive state. Philosophers, theologians, psychologists, and even economists have long sought to define it, and since the 1990s, a whole branch of psychology—positive psychology—has been dedicated to pinning it down and propagating it.