I love watching Oprah, and will really miss it when it ends this season. I saw an episode today that made me really think. I respond very well to self-help advice, anyway.
Goldie Hawn was talking about being happy, and studies have shown that you can make yourself happy by about 46%. Outside influences and genetics make up the additional 54%. I was pretty surprised by that because I always thought that you pretty much are as happy as you WANT to be.
- Do you like your job, is it engaging work?
- Do you volunteer in some way that makes you believe that you are giving back to the community?
and the number one happiness factor
- Do you live in the right place?
Just something to think about.