Happiness Happiness is not out there, it´s in you

Life is simple, it´s not just easy

Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.Happy mental states may also reflect judgements by a person about their overall well-being. A variety of biological, psychological, economic, religious and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology and happiness economics are employing the scientific method to research questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained.

Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics. During the past two decades, however, the field of happiness studies has expanded drastically in terms of scientific publications, and has produced many different views on causes of happiness, and on factors that correlate with happiness, but no validated method has been found to substantially improve long-term happiness in a meaningful way for most people.

Sonja Lyubomirsky concludes in her book The How of Happiness that 50 percent of a given human's happiness level is genetically determined (based on twin studies), 10 percent is affected by life circumstances and situation, and a remaining 40 percent of happiness is subject to self-control.

Biological psychologist Meike Bartels also concluded that happiness is partly genetically based.

The results of the 75-year Grant Study of Harvard undergraduates show a high correlation of loving relationship, especially with parents, with later life wellbeing.

It has been argued that money cannot effectively "buy" much happiness unless it is used in certain ways. "Beyond the point at which people have enough to comfortably feed, clothe, and house themselves, having more money – even a lot more money – makes them only a little bit happier."[according to whom?] In the book Lucky Go Happy : Make Happiness Happen!, Paul van der Merwe uses a graph to illustrate that money cannot make people happy. A Harvard Business School study found that "spending money on others actually makes us happier than spending it on ourselves".

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha

Everyone's path to happiness is different. Based on the latest research, we have identified 10 Keys to Happier Living that consistently tend to make life happier and more fulfilling. Together they spell "GREAT DREAM".

We did´t realised we were making memories,we just knew we were having fun
  1. Take the Action for Happiness pledge
  2. Do kind things for others
  3. Create a local Action for Happiness group
  4. Find three good things each day
  5. Thank the people you're grateful to
  6. Look for the good in those around you
  7. Bring mindfulness into your day
  8. Find your strengths and focus on using them
  9. Get help if you're struggling
  10. Help kids build emotional resilience

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