Sunday, January 27, 2008

Are You Happy?

If you were asked...are you happy? How would you respond? Yes...sometimes....I don't know...

Why is it that some people can answer yes quickly and know they ARE happy, while others might just shrug their, not really they would answer. A lot of people fall somewhere in between.

I guess some people know how to enjoy their life no matter what happens. No matter what speed bumps of life they incur. Others, let what happens to them affect them on a different level and feel they can't be happy no matter how hard they try.

Researchers have explained that no matter what happens to us in life, we tend to return to a fixed rate of happiness usually within a year. Using a weight scale as an example...your weight number probably hovers around a certain number. The same is true for your happiness point. This happiness point won't change unless you change it.

Research shows that whatever experience: positive or negative, people return to their set point. BUT, there are three exceptions: losing a spouse, chronic unemployment and extreme poverty. These three take more time to recover, so returning to your happiness point takes much longer.

It is said that 50 percent of our happiness set point is genetic and the other 50 percent is learned...your thoughts, feelings and beliefs about your life experiences.

How Can You Change Your Happiness Set Point?
You have to raise above your set point by changing your thoughts, beliefs and feelings about certain areas in your life. Are there certain areas in your life that you are not happy about? Money, employment, friends, health, spirituality, sense of fulfillment or meaning in your life...

Bringing happiness into your life can include being more positive, change,acceptance, being optimistic. Feeling that you are the master of your fate, not a victim of circumstances.

Set goals for all areas of your life and find a way to balance all that is important to you.

Happiness is a state of mind...The happiest people don't have it all. They just make the most of what they have...

Take The Happiness Test:


Ajayprabhu said...

You are right...Happiness is a state of mind...And its relative..

AC Associates said...

Hi Ajay,
The mind is powerful. We can talk ourselves into or out of anything as long as we believe....
Thanks for visiting

Bobby said...

Happiness isn't or never will be a goal of mine. Living life honorably and fighting for what is right makes me happy.

Honestly, I am moving to help humanity, not myself - I have already helped myself and I am awakened. As I move forward in my quest, I must be careful because I will be branded a nut job. Unfortunately, I know the truth about things, such as how the world is being taken over by "The New World Order". Ever since George Bush senior publicly announced it is a success. I used to think it was a stupid joke, but I know it's true. Yes, I'm one of those "crazy" people that believe a secret group of individuals called the Illuminati are taking over, and they are no longer hiding it.

My purpose is pure and I dedicate my life to it.

AC Associates said...

Hi Bobby,
Thanks for visiting here and sharing.
You have a great attitude and honorable morals.
Well, I don't consider you a 'nut job' and I have heard those same words you speak from my Dad when he was alive. He was a member for a short time as a masonic... I have heard the beliefs.
Whatever brings you peace and happiness, keep at it!