The Mathematics of Happiness:
Happiness has three main pillars. According to Sonja Lyubomirsky, psychologist author of The Science of Happiness, from the 100% of our happiness a:
Although we could modify our biochemistry through drugs, and in fact we do it when someone feels pathologically unhappy, when they are depressed, this does not seem entirely healthy. Yes, it is to increase the levels of endorphins through, for example, exercise, there we can improve our biochemistry and feel better with this daily activity. Or, if we synchronize our biological clock very well with the daily light of the sun, we will be able to obtain an optimal hormonal circadian rhythm that will contribute to good body homeostasis and greater physical and mental well-being. Or more easily, when we eat sweets and raise our glucose we experience a sense of well-being that makes us addictive to sugar.
About external factors we have little influence.
Thus, the fundamental thing is to act on the interior pillar of our happiness. Richard Davidson, psychologist researcher of the neuronal bases of emotion, postulates that happiness can be trained because the neuronal structure can be modified due to brain neuroplasticity and we can expressively perform repetitive behaviors to create a habit that contributes to the improvement of our personal well-being, such as the basic ones: sleeping, eating, exercising; or other more transcendental such as: reading, listening to music, leisure activities… what are called the Therapeutic Lifestyle Choices (TLCs). The healthy lifestyles are based on this “body-mind” connection that feeds back itself.
The circle of Happiness and Health: happy people are healthier and healthier people are happier.
I’ll tell you 4 more things about Happiness:
In a practical way, if you want to be happier this summer:
If you do not want your happiness goes on vacation without you, you better go on vacation with it.