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In Control Of Our Own Happiness...

Happiness...

A 1996 study by Sonja Lyubomirsky found that 50% of the variation in happiness levels between two people is down to genetics (i.e. unchangeable), 10% is down to circumstances (over which we have only some control) and 40% is down to our own actions and reactions (over which we have full control). So although almost 60% of our happiness level is out of our control especially now, over 40% of it is, and over 40%, as anyone who has eaten almost half of a HUGE chocolate cake will tell you, is a lot.

Knowing that nearly half of our happiness is down to us doesn’t automatically make us happier, but knowing that we CAN do something is often all the incentive we need to actually start DOING something about it…

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