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30 September 2014 In Blog

This article will take a look at our feelings of happiness and how that can affect how we are on a daily basis.

Most of us rate happiness as the thing we would most like from life, although money does come a close second to this. Certainly we all feel at some stage of our life that money would ease our daily problems and would give us perhaps more breathing space to be able to have more time doing the things that make us happy without worrying about the monthly bills . However you may be surprised that one American study has suggested that just £9000 per annum can be enough to give you happiness! To have significantly more than this raises happiness levels only slightly. This however is no where enough money to actually live on so perhaps this means spare cash to use as you please which in reality may still be no where enough to give us the things that we think will make us truely happy !!

For those lottery winners and even those of you who love regular shopping trips, it is the instant gratification we get after winning money or buying something that makes us ecstatic for a while and then that feeling wears off and has to be found somewhere else. Research has also found that there is no significant relationship between how much money a person earns and whether they actually feel good about life. This again can be something we may not understand until we have more money and then perhaps find there are still some problems in our life that we still find difficult to live with. Some 80% of self-employed people are satisfied with their jobs because they can control their hours and working environment. However weather you believe that more money or less could make you happy it has also been shown that people with a happy outlook to everyday life are healthier and may indeed be able to rise up further in their career choice and earn more money because of feeling happier!

It is also shown that family genetics play a part in how positive and happy we are naturally on a daily basis. Some of our happiness can also be within our interaction of family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours. Most experts agree that to make sacrifices in our lives to be more social with family or friends can make us happier. Many people (60%) of British adults have claimed that their friendships were more important to them than career, money and even family.

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