How To Be Happy The Scientific Way?

I read an interesting research about happiness and how to attain it. Let me assure you wealth and happiness have no co-relation. They are certainly not directly proportional, most likely also not inversely proportional, but aren’t really co-related.

Based on the interesting research I read, happiness is attained by fulfilling 4 fundamentally important things.

The first one is PQ or physical quotient. To be able to stay happy you need to be physically fit. You can not enjoy your wealth, intelligence, relationships without being in good health. So your eating, working out, and sleeping habits will have significant contribution towards your happiness.

The second is IQ or intelligence quotient. If your mental age is ahead of your chronological age, it will contribute towards your happiness. You’ll enjoy being intelligent and stay happy about this.

The third one is EQ or emotional quotient. If you’re emotionally in control and an emotionally stable and sound person, you’ll be moving closer to your happiness goals.

And the last one is SQ or spiritual quotient. What that means is that if the things you do are also done with a higher purpose in your mind, it will make you happier than simply doing the same things with no higher purpose. Compassion and altruism can help you lead a happy life.

I have a flight to catch today and wrote this at the airport. I hope and wish that all of us lead a fulfilling and happy life.

What to Work On?

A few days ago, I wrote a bit about doing the right thing. The emphasis was that you shouldn’t just do things right, you should also do the right thing. It’s certainly important to do your work well, but it’s even more important to work on what’s more worthy of your time. That was a financial advice so you can identify the work that’s going to pay you off better in the long run. And I’d follow this advice if I’m looking for financial rewards.

But not always are we just looking for financial rewards. Sometimes we need gratification of other kinds. Like emotional gratification. And since the eventual goal is actually to seek happiness, sometimes this is even more important than simply achieving financial gratification.

As of lately, I only work on things that I like to work on and I never work on things that I don’t like to work on. I do this regardless of the financial rewards associated with either of the options. At some point in your life, you’re going to want to make that decision too. But when you do so, make sure your basics are covered.