Heal Your Inner Cheapskate: 3 Ways to Shift Out of Scarcity Thinking

February 6, 2015 10:19 PM

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Heal Your Inner Cheapskate: 3 Ways to Shift Out of Scarcity Thinking

The evidence is in. Generosity literally makes you happier and healthier, whether you give money, time, or even just attention. As researchers from the University of Notre Dame explain in their new book, The Paradox of Generosity, people who give in one way or another report feeling very happy and are more likely to be in excellent health. The researchers describe generosity as an "upward spiral," where the more you give, the better you feel, and the more you give, and the better you feel.

But the tendency is to get stingy can start to take hold, particularly when you are feeling that you don't have enough: time, resources, energy (take your pick!). And while I believe you absolutely must say no to some things so that you can say yes to others, the problem comes if you stay stuck and ...

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