Hindu Mommy

October 12, 2006

I want to be happy happy happy !

Filed under: Self Improvement,Tips and Tricks — hindumommy @ 10:42 am

Happiness seems to be the new theme of financial magazines. Forbes had earlier published a list for a  stress-free life (See post here ) and now WSJ has Nine Tips for Investing in Happiness

In addition to the usual “friends bring happiness” (Tip 1:Make friends) and  “money doesn’t buy happiness” tip (Tip 3: Forget the pay raise) the one tip that I found really interesting was

Give it time.

Surveys have found that reported happiness tends to be U-shaped through life, with folks becoming increasingly grumpy as they approach their 40s and then recovering from there.Maybe our happiness gradually declines as we fail to fulfill our youthful ambitions, only to revive once we accept our lot in life. Alternatively, maybe this midlife unhappiness reflects the time pressures faced by those in their 40s, as they juggle work and family.But whatever the reason, you are likely to grow happier as you grow older.

Not sure that any of the tricks for happiness will work for you? Maybe you are just like me approaching the 40 year mark

Just give it time.


1 Comment »

  1. Too bad most of these magazines have success = happiness. Does not various schools of Hindudharma and Buddhadharma teach that enlightenment = happiness? 😛

    Comment by Daijinryuu — October 14, 2006 @ 5:03 am | Reply

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