What is the key to happiness? With coffee in hand I watched Dr Ian Smith on the Today Show speak about the genetics of happy. Dr Smith claims that 50% of happiness is programmed genetically. There is hope- we can affect our 40% of our joy with simple things that we can build into our daily routine.
One action that oddly enough promotes personal happiness is making your bed in the morning. Organization ignites our well being (I can attest to this, I feel great after a Sunday of tending to all the work that I missed doing during the week and nothing feels better than cleaning out my closets).
Another big happiness catalyst is performing “random acts of kindness”. The Wikipedia definition is:
A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual or in some cases an animal. There will generally be no reason other than to make people smile, or be happier. Either spontaneous or planned in advance, random acts of kindness are encouraged by various communities.
What is your formula for happiness? Offer up a random act of kindness by sharing this post and/or commenting with your personal tip.