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  • Writer's pictureKirsti Gwynn

How to Be Happy

At any given moment, it’s likely that you have a whole host of expectations. You can’t get away from them.

These expectations shape the way you think, feel, and therefore also the way you act.

Let’s take your life right now as an example. If you believe you’re stuck, that you’ve somehow ‘missed the boat’ in your work life, relationships, or self-love, it’s understandable that you may feel dissatisfied and restless. On the other hand, if you believe you’re right where you should be, you can expect to feel deeply content. Right?

Well—no. Contrary to what we think, happiness is not the result of having all our expectations reached.

In reality, research indicates that our happiness is only 10% dependent on our circumstances.

Feeling happy is actually dependent on certain ‘habits’ that prime your brain towards feeling more optimistic, more motivated, and more resilient to the natural ups-and-downs of life.

When we practise these habits over time, our brain structure actually changes, meaning you can physically train yourself to be a happier person.


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