Posts Tagged ‘Optimisim’

Can we teach ourselves to be happy?

Can we teach ourselves to be happy? Why should we try to boost our happiness levels? There has been lots of research about whether we have a set point for happiness. In other words, are we predetermined to be happy or grumpy?

Researchers think that 50 % of our happiness is governed by our genetics. A further 10 per cent is determined by so-called ‘life events’ or what life throws at you. That means that 40 % of our happiness levels can be altered.

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02 2010