Whilst it’s true that your genes have a great deal to do with your underlying level of happiness, there are plenty of things you can do to give nature a helping hand.
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 31 March 2013
According to a BVA-Gallup poll survey, the French are the most pessimistic people in the world. With that in mind, Yourwellness Magazine asked Paul Jenner, author of over 30 books about the enjoyment of life including How to Be Happier and new book Transform Your Life with NLP, whether happiness is an intrinsic part of nature and culture, or if there is something that can be done to consistently improve happiness.
Paul explained to Yourwellness Magazine, “Whilst it’s true that your genes have a great deal to do with your underlying level of happiness, there are plenty of things you can do to give nature a helping hand. This ‘extra’ happiness doesn’t just drop out of the sky like rain. You have to consciously decide to be happier.” According to Paul, happiness seems like something everyone wants, but many people would rather have other things, such as fame or wealth, at the expense of happiness.
Paul also gave Yourwellness Magazine the main ways, as outlined in his books, for practically achieving more happiness:
- Don’t make comparisons with rich and famous people, but with the larger number of people who live in poverty.
- Write down personal things to be grateful for on a small card. Then carry this card around in a purse or wallet, for a happiness boost.
- Laugh. Even fake laughter will release endorphins, and promote actual happiness.
- Exercise regularly. This, combined with psychotherapy, is the recommended first line of treatment for depression.
- Treasure others for who they are, not what they can provide.
- Have sex with a loving partner often. This releases “happy” chemicals dopamine and oxytocin (which bonds people together) and monogamous couples are shown to be happier than those who are not.
How to Be Happier and new book Transform Your Life with NLP are both published by Teach Yourself and available from major retailers.
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