“These articles are dedicated to the expectation that you will be empowered personally to achieve your deepest felt goals and aspirations.”
Author: Dr. Roger Hendrix
For twenty years I’ve been spotting future trends and sharing them with readers, radio listeners, and audiences of all types.
Here’s the latest trend I’ve spotted: GETTING HAPPIER.
Identifying what makes one happy has become a big topic. No wonder, with the increase in life expectancy, people want to know what constitutes personal contentment. They want to know if they have enough of it, and if they don’t they want to know if they can be happier.
I’m happy (no play on words intended) to report that ‘yes’, happiness can be identified and it can be increased if we are in short supply of it.
Like most studies on nature vs. nurture, about 50% of our happiness is determined genetically and about 50% by our conditions and personal decisions. Our biochemical makeup in the front of our brains determines a lot of our contentment levels. But, so does our attitude. If you want to pick up your happiness, at a minimum consider picking up your attitude.
New research also suggests there are qualities or characteristics that contribute to contentment. They are, as best I can simply communicate them:
Who would ever have thought ‘Getting Happier’ would become a Trend. If you are reflecting on your present state of happiness and feeling you fall short of your desired level of personal happiness, then consider the following.
Try implementing these recommendations little by little. Happiness is not to the swift but to those who plug away at it.
Last, I have observed “Getting Happier” is not just available to those who live in rich countries, like America. Slowly, the possibility of achieving greater personal contentment is becoming available to people all over the world. The reason for this is that the world is gradually becoming more prosperous, and with growing prosperity the fundamental building block for greater happiness is created. Hopefully, that makes us all just a little bit happier.