Sunday, February 28, 2016

Focusing on the 40 Percent of Factors that Influence Happiness

Research by Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, suggests that what we do and what we think are far more important than our life circumstances.

"Fifty percent of individual differences in happiness are governed by genes, 10 percent by life circumstances, and the remaining 40 percent by what we do and how we think—that is, our intentional activities and strategies," writes Lyubomirsky.

This research is incredibly inspiring to those of us who are committed to living lives to the fullest and to empowering others to do the same. In our book Positively Smarter: Science and Strategies for Increasing Happiness, Achievement, and Well-Being, we share the Focused Fifteen strategies that we have found to be effective in supporting higher levels of happiness.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.