It’s a question that bothers everyone, what’s happiness and how can one find it?The dictionary defines happiness as a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to euphoria. Several philosophers, scientists and religious leaders have all tried to address this weighty issue time and again happiness still remains the biggest mystery.
Yes, it certainly is a tricky subject and one which remains vague as ever. I complied these ten facts about happiness in order to remind myself of the simple things in life and I am amazed how it never ceases to put a smile on my face 🙂
Try. I promise you won’t regret it.
1.It takes seventeen muscles to smile and nearly forty-three to frown.
2. A study has proven that only 10% of your happiness comes from external conditions.
3.Your body generates up to 50% more antibodies when you are happy.
4.The kingdom of Bhutan uses “gross national happiness” as an indicator of its progress.
5.The more parents hug their children, the more likely they will turn into happy adults.
6.Happiness has a scent. Experiments on body odour have proved how scent changes between stress and happiness.
7.Dancing is the cheapest anti-depressant. It stimulates the hippocampus, the area in the brain that regulates moods.
8.According to a 2012 survey, Colombia is the happiest country in the world. In fact, Colombians are almost twice as happy as the global average.
9.The clitoris is the only organ in the body that has evolved purely for pleasure. It has 8,000 nerve fibers, almost double the penis, promising happiness.
10.Unhappy families don’t make unhappy individuals. Your genes and family upbringing account for only half of your happiness levels.
How would you define happiness? What makes you happy and is it really true that happiness doesn’t cost a thing? Would love to hear your thoughts..
So finally, if you are happy smile because it doesn’t cost a thing.
PS: Don’t forget to read a guest post by my sis on the meaning of happiness