A friend at work told me yesterday she’d heard that happiness was mostly genetics.
In fact, 50 % genetics, 10 % circumstances, but then (the good news!) 40 % internal state of mind, actions and thoughts, researchers say.
(picture from Funders and Founders)
Now, that’s what I keep saying! It’s up to ourselves (well, 40 % of it at least – but that’s quite a bit) if we’re happy!
Scandinavian countries always rank on the top of the list when happiness is measured around the world, so I guess it does make sense that the genes have a role in this whole thing. And circumstances like health, job, and of course our relationships play an important role as well, but we’re still in control of such a large piece of the cake.
How happy do you want to be? What do you want your life to be like?
It’s all yours to choose. There’s no use blaming anything else. Go do your thing, and get it done.