Taking control of your half of happiness

Taking control of your half of happiness

I’ve referred several times already to a great new book by Sonja Lyubomirsky titled “The How of Happiness” and in this book Prof. Lyubomirsky refers often to findings that about 50% of our happiness is genetically determined but the other 50% is due to circumstances and intentional activities…that is, things within our control. As such, at least half of our happiness quotient is under our influence and this short article nicely sums up some of what you can do to enhance your happiness.

Taking control of your half of happiness

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 4:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what goes into your happiness? Is it your health or finances, your network of family and friends, your reflection in the mirror?

We actually have control over 50% of the factors that keep us in a good mood, according to psychology Prof. Sonja Lyubomirsky of the University of California at Riverside and author of “The How of Happiness.”

Lyubomirsky believes about half of our happiness is genetic. The other half is determined by circumstances, most of which we can control.

Money alone won’t make us happy, but power over our bottom lines goes a long way.

Here’s how to do it:

To read more about some practical and effective happiness strategies – click here