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Most people has got
happiness all wrong.

[/x_text][x_gap size=”50px”][x_text]It’s quite strange actually.

  • What does it take to become a good surgeon?
  • Soccer player on the European liga?
  • Celebrated musician filling arenas?

Effort.

Maybe it’s the 10,000 hours theory.
One thing is for sure, it takes consistent effort over a long time.

And we all agree and expect that.
You wouldn’t buy a football and expect to instantly be on the national team.
Or think that, if “I only  could get my hands on the Stradivarius I’d be a praised violinist”.

But for some reason that’s how many people approach happiness:

  • If I find a partner and marry I’ll be happy!
  • If I buy that high-street handbag I’ll be happy!
  • If I can double my salary I’ll be happy!
  • If I lose 5 kg I’ll be happy!

We chase happiness through future events when it’s actually available to be created here and now!

It’s not the a string of positive events that makes you happy. It’s the daily activities and how you think about life that creates higher level of sustainable happiness.

Everybody wants to be happy but shy away from making an effort in favor of instant gratification.

Try this instead!

Pick one daily activity that fills you with happiness and stick to it for two weeks.

  • Exercise daily.
  • Have a long conversation with a friend.
  • Offer somebody your help.
  • Have your meals with family around the table.
  • Practice gratitude.

It’s not very sexy nor spectacular but research into happiness is clear: A big part of happiness is the quality and consistency of your daily activities.

The other big part of happiness is how you think about yourself and your role in the world.

 

 

 [/x_text][x_gap size=”50px”][/x_column][/x_row][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]According to research by Professor of Psychology Sonja Lyubomirsky 50% of happiness is genetic, 10% down to circumstance and 40% is a result of your intentional activities. 

Your reaction to that 40% is up to you may be an indication of your 50%. Some people say: “Only 40% !” while others say: “Wow! 40% is up to me!”

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Your happiness is up to you!

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The Habit of Happiness

[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section][x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 45px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]By developing habits in four key areas of your life you build a system of happiness around you and can focus on enjoying the present moment of what you do!

The four pillars of happiness
– Meaningful Pursuits
– Meaningful Actions
– Meaningful Relationships
– Meaningful Rejuvenation

It’s only you who can make yourself happy and it’s also you that hold you back so a fundament for developing solid pillars is the continual exploration and enhancement of your beliefs about yourself and the world.[/x_text][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.fredriklyhagen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/hoh-model-sqr400.png” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section]