Thursday, 8 October 2015

Gift #364

  • Thanks a lot to your amazing responses to what makes you happy. 
    Some said its work/business/family/spouse/kids that makes them happy and some said that a nice dinner treat/surprise gifts from loved ones/evening walk at the beach seeing the sunset. Some were happy when they got their 'ME' time and some were happy out socialising. In short different people had different sources of happiness. 
    Now although these sources are different the happiness achieved from it basically falls into 2 main categories...
    The first type, known as EUDAIMONIC happiness, is associated with a sense of purpose or a meaning in life. 
    The second, known as HEDONIC happiness, is happiness as the result of “consummatory self-gratification” or happiness not associated with a purpose but rather a response to an event, stimulus or behavior. 
    Research shows us is that doing good and feeling good have very different effects on our health, even though they generate similar levels of positive emotion.

    In essence, true happiness - the kind rooted in virtue - can help prevent disease. It keeps inflammation - which is linked to numerous ills in the body, including heart disease - at bay while still fighting off infection and disease.

    That’s perhaps one reason Mother Theresa lived to 87, despite being around the sick and dying for so many years.

    Twinkle Thakkar ✨ 
    Happiness and Health Coach