(shh...I learned this from talking with a co-editor of the World Happiness Report...)
Yesterday I shared the 6 Factors contributing to 75% of the difference in life evaluations and happiness worldwide.
To review those factors are:
6 Factors that Determine 75% of Worldwide Happiness Levels
Income per capita
Healthy Life Expectancy
Social Connections - someone to trust in times of trouble
Corruption - level of trust in companies and government
Freedom - a sense of being able to create the life you want
Generosity - giving to charity and volunteering
These 6 factors make up most of the difference in how countries rank on happiness levels.
But what about our daily lives?
How can we be happier in the mundane and the routine?
Today I wanted to share the 10 daily habits and mindsets of ridiculously happy people that I learned from Lord Richard Layard, another co-editor of the World Happiness Report.
He also co-founded Action for Happiness.
"We found something which amazed even me, that the increase in a person's happiness, two months after taking the [Action for Happiness] course, as compared with the control group, was as big as the increase in happiness, which somebody has when they move from unemployment into work or when they find a partner that they want to share their life with!" Lord Richard Layard
Do you want to know the 10 keys that, if you apply them consistently, would produce a similar increase in happiness as finding your life partner or going from unemployed to landing a job?
10 Keys to Happiness (5 Daily Habits, 5 Mindsets)
5 Daily Habits
Relating to others
Becoming more aware and appreciative
Trying out new things every day
5 Fundamental Mindsets
Having a direction
Acceptance - of self, others, situations,
This is not rocket science.
This is happiness science.
But the real question is, which ones of these can you do more of today to increase your happiness?
Which habit would you want to focus on a little more?