Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Feature: Success and Happiness

Source: Happify
Have you ever had a rough day, only to find yourself laughing in spite of yourself when someone catches you off guard? Alternatively, have you ever wanted to do bodily harm to someone who blithely told you to "cheer up" when you were upset about something?

Can we control our happiness?

As it turns out, yes, we can -- at least in part. Although genetics and personality factor into how happy we naturally are, nearly half of our happiness is within our control. The ways in which we think, feel and act form attitudes that contribute to our overall state of mind.

In addition to simply making us feel good, happiness can also contribute to our overall success. Placing too much emphasis on end results and not enough on enjoying where we are in the here and now is detrimental not only to our happiness, but to our success as well.

When you think about it, it's kind of nice that something that feels so good can also be good for us. And, the fact that we have an element of control over it is a nice bonus as well.

So, what are you waiting for? Don't worry. Be happy.

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