An eBook entitled “Happiness Formulas” summarizes some of the main findings in a recent research about subjective well-being:
- Being happy is a choice people make right here and now, by living joyfully. It is not a place to reach in the future.
- There are ways to measure subjective well-being and thinking about what such formulas mean for us is even more important than the numbers we get out of them;
- We get happier by making other people happier
- There are several “fringe” benefits to living joyfully.
- Happier people are more sociable, energetic, more caring, and cooperative;
- They are better liked by others;
- They are more likely to get married and stay married;
- They have wider social networks and receive support from friends;
- They show more flexibility and creativity in their thinking;
- They are more productive at work;
- They are recognized as better leaders and negotiators, and so earn accordingly;
- They are more tenacious when times are not pleasant;
- They have stronger immune systems;
- They are healthier both physically and mentally, and
- They live longer.