All About Happy: Resources

happyWhat makes us happy? How can we have more happiness? Is happiness just the absence of sadness and depression?

These are some of the questions that are addressed in an entertaining, informative and inspiring movie called “Happy.”

Some ideas we saw –

50% of our happiness is determined by genes, 10% is related to life circumstances (financial situation, what country we live in, etcetera), leaving about 40% that has to do with things that we can change in our life.

Boosting dopamine in the brain is related to happiness – one of the best ways to do this is through non-routine physical activity. The example in the movie is surfing (!).

Another source of happiness is doing challenging things that are not too hard. That create a mental state known as “Flow.”