Only 40% of our happiness is in the genes, the other 60% is up to us supported by research in The Journal of Happiness Studies.
“[It’s] completely possible to rewire our brains for happiness … You have a choice. It’s no different than deciding what to wear or what food to order. When it comes to happiness, there’s a lot we can do about it.”
The words of Santa Monica psychotherapist Susan Zinn who suggests:
- Abandoning the pursuit of perfection.
- Volunteer, laugh, feel grateful, eat well, exercise and connect with a higher power.
- Be spontaneous and enjoy short-term pleasures to achieve peace of mind.
More than half our happiness is from nurture not nature according to Zinn.
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