1) Good Health
The biggest personal factor in determining happiness is health. Healthy people are about 20 percent happier than average while unhealthy people are about 8.25 percent unhappier.
Next comes marriage. Married individuals are about 10 percent happier than people who have never been married.
Personal income plays a smaller role. In general, however, people with higher incomes are happier, with the people in the highest income bracket about 3.5 percent happier than average.
An interesting question to ask here is which came first, the chicken or the egg? Or more specifically, does our level of happiness determine whether we are healthy, partnered and rich… or do these factors actually determine our level of happiness? If you’re look-ing to improve your wellbeing, happiness and relationships, try The Self Love Project. It’s a 6 week science-based experiment for improving every area of your life!