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Cheer up - it might never happen!
on 28 February 2012
Happiness has become an important commodity as harsh economic times make us view our future in a different way.
Leo Bormans quantifies happiness in his book 'The World Book of Happiness.' This is the result of two years research involving 100 specialists from 50 countries to unlock the secrets of what makes people happy. You won't find any hippy-style philosophy, but a book that contains evidence based knowledge from experts across the globe.
Within `Happiness' Bormans tackles the issues of: health, success, the future, compassion, genetics, freewill, humour, pain, choice, family, friends and much more. Bormans not only focuses on individual needs, but the well being of organisations and nations, resulting in a unique global vision of `Happiness.' Top tips to achieve `Happiness' within your personal and professional life include:
1. It's a crime being stuck in a job you hate just because the money is good. Don't waste your best years and sacrifice your `Happiness' in the process.
2. Make time to be with family, friends and develop a healthy social life; research suggests that married people are happier than single people.
3. Exercise relieves mild depression and anxiety while promoting health and energy. It also aids sleep, which is crucial to avoid fatigue and gloomy moods.
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council seems to be a convert as he sent 200 world leaders a copy of `Happiness.' However, it's worth noting that there is always going to be a certain amount of sadness in life. Bormans endorses my own view that no matter how bad things may become they will not stay that way.