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  • Kirsti Gwynn

How to Stay Happy



What would make you happy?

Perhaps you wish you had someone to share your life with, and you know that a relationship would make you happy.

Maybe you feel like a different job would be the key to happiness—doing something you enjoy, or getting that big promotion.

If you had more money, you could finally stop stressing about it and enjoy life.

You might dream of living somewhere far away and exotic, instead of being stuck here.

Having the things you want in the various areas of your life can make a difference to how happy you are, but much less of a difference than you might think.

Goals matter for happiness, but they don’t guarantee it.

In fact, research shows that only 10% of our happiness comes from outside events, such as our circumstances.

So it’s risky to tie your happiness to outside events… and yet, this is the mistake most people make when it comes to being happy.

We believe that when we have everything we dream of, we’ll stay happy.