The famous 50-10-40 formula is prominent in work done by positive psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky. 50% of happiness is determined by your genes. 10% of happiness is determined by the circumstances in which you live. 40% of happiness is determined by your actions, your attitude or optimism, and the way you handle situations. Source: …Read More »
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VIDEO & Research: The Happy Secret to Better Work | The Happiness Advantage: Accomplishment & Gratitude
The Happy Secret to Better Work Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not …Read More »
VIDEO & Research: The happiest days are behind you | The past, not the future, is the source of happiness.
According to Jasper Bergink, the common tendency of individuals is to see happiness as something in the future. One of the main reasons why people are unhappy is that they project happiness on goals they haven’t achieved yet. And often, these goals are conflicting. As Biswas-Diener, a happiness researcher and …Read More »
Jasper Bergink poses the perennial question: What would happen if our emotions would just disappear? Are we able to regulate our behaviour if we wouldn’t be able to feel joy or sadness anymore? Those questions form the main idea behind the recent Disney-Pixar movie Inside Out. The movie shows the complexity …Read More »
Dr. Selligman and other positive psychologists have measured and modeled happiness, and researched the link with happiness. The findings support the notion that happiness is correlated with a lot of positive things, from longer healthy life years to better marriages and social relationships, and better performance in the education systems. …Read More »