Happiness is freedom to CHOOSE

Happiness is freedom to CHOOSE

As many of you would know, at The Happiness Institute we believe happiness is something you CHOOSE. As far as we’re concerned, choose is both a philosophy of taking responsibility but also an acronym…one that represents 6 key happiness strategies:

C = Clarity (of life goals and purpose)

H = Healthy Living

O = Optimistic thinking

O = Other people

S = Strengths (upon which we should try to build)

E = Enjoying the moment

At another level, the happiness of our nations might also be due to freedom of choice. A recent survey of the happiest countries in the world seemed to confirm that those at the top are strong and stable democracies in which freedom and freedom to choose how we live our lives is paramount.

To read a succinct summary of this happiness survey and its results – click here