15 Jul Happiness “immune to life events”
Happiness ‘immune to life events’
Our ability to be happy may be pre-determined by our genes
Momentous events in your life such as having children, or getting married, may make you happier, but only temporarily, say researchers.
Our basic happiness level essentially stays the same throughout adult life, the Economic Journal reports.
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But please note, these findings that claim happiness levels don’t change do NOT take into account people’s ability to apply, for example, the proven strategies utilised in positive psychology coaching programs, to permanently boost our happiness levels. They assume we’re doing nothing about our happiness; and most people aren’t…but if we do, there’s no doubt we can take control of our lives and experience more happiness and other positive emotions!