Apparently, 50% of our happiness level is predetermined. Set in stone. From birth. That’s how powerful our genes are. But here’s the surprising bit: Only 10-20% of our happiness are down to those factors we commonly think will make us happy. How astonishing! Overall, wealth, health, life circumstances, age, gender, and occupation can’t do very much to raise our level of happiness.
Key are the remaining 30-40%: They are determined by how we think and act.
So today, do something that you know will make you happy, even if you “don’t have time”.
Call an old friend. Read a poem. Meditate. Have a cup of tea while re-reading your favourite book. Take time to laugh.
And maybe tonight, when you fall asleep, hold hands with your partner – just as otters do!
At night, otters hold each other’s paws so that they won’t drift apart while sleeping. Now, how amazing is that? And if this made you smile, well, then it’s brought already a tiny bit of happiness to your day!