11 Apr Happiness tips…that really work
by John Grohol from PsychCentral
Yes, I know. There are dozens of books written about how to increase your happiness, probably hundreds of different blogs all promising you the secrets to the keys of happiness, and thousands of articles written on this topic. Since the positive psychology movement got started a while back, it_ã_s been going bananas. And why wouldn_ã_t it? Who wouldn_ã_t like to learn some _ã–secrets_ã to unlocking their inner happiness?
Happier people tend to live longer, live healthier lives, make more money and do better at work. It_ã_s a chicken and egg problem, though. Does happiness bring those kinds of things, or do those kinds of things lead us to be happier?
While we may not exactly know the answer to that question yet, we do know the answers to many other questions about happiness.
1. You control about half your happiness level. Although the exact level will vary from individual to individual, it appears that up to about 50 percent of our happiness levels are preset by genetics or our environment (called our happiness set-point). But that_ã_s good, because it also means that about 40 to 50 percent of our happiness is within our power to raise or lower.
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