I’ve often wondered why some people are so outrageously happy and others are just meh. I have always thought that genetics played a huge role in one’s ability to see the good in situations, but I’ve learned that there’s a lot more to it than that. There are many myths about happiness that I have learned and would like to share with you. Happiness contributes to good health. So browse over the following lists and see what you think!
Happiness is Just Genetic
This is false. Although genetics play a part in your happiness, you can teach yourself how to be happy by emulating the thoughts and behaviors of happy people. So don’t blame your genes for the fact that you hate all living things, and take control of your life and learn to be happy.
Career Success Makes You Happy
Moving up on the career ladder really doesn’t guarantee happiness. Interestly though, the happier you are, the more successful you tend to be, not the other way around. So focus on improving your mood in the present and your future will be brighter.
Your Circumstance Dictates Your Happiness
False. Research says that 90 percent of your happiness involves the internal. It comes from the way your brain processes the world. Only 10 percent of your happiness has to do with your actual circumstances. That’s crazy!
You Can’t Buy Happiness
I have thought about this one a lot and I have discovered that you can in fact buy happiness. When I buy gifts for my friends and family, I feel joyful. When I buy that piece of chocolate to enjoy, I brighten up. Going out and paying for a manicure or a massage make all of the difference in my mood. Research seems to agree with me, saying that as long as we are spending our money on experiences, or on loved ones, it can make us happy.
Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.
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