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How to beat the genetic set point for happiness

According to happiness expert, Sonia Lyubomirsky, happiness is partly genes, a small amount of circumstance and about 40% of intentional activity

Lyubomisky has been investigating how happiness actually works by studying factors linked to increasing happiness; gratitude, kindness and optimism.  She has come to the conclusion that timing, variety and creating habits are important for a lasting increase in happiness.  For example, people who count their blessings once a week, rather than every day, are happier. Also, people who vary their kind acts are happier than those who are forced to always practice the same good deed. Finding lasting happiness requires emotional effort, Lyubomirsky emphasises that creating habits is important for increasing your happiness set point. To read more about this click here

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