Science Suggests Happiness Is More Achievable Than You Might Think

Life, it seems, is all about achieving our goals and finding what makes us happy.

But if you think that once you find happiness, you’re going to be happy-go-lucky 24/7, I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but that’s simply unrealistic. We all strive to be happy, but what does that really mean?

According to founding the father of the positive psychology movement, Martin Seligman, happiness is “experiencing frequent positive emotions, such as joy, excitement, and contentment, combined with deeper feelings of meaning and purpose.” And while not entirely wrong, Seligman’s notion of happiness implies that one can attain a constant status of optimism. But according to Lowri Dowthwaite or as her reputation has rebranded her, “Mrs. Happy,” happiness is much more flexible than we once thought. It might not be constant, but there are ways to create it!

In recent years, researchers have argued the case that happiness is not a constant, but rather something flexible that we can consistently work on and ultimately strive towards.

Dowthwaite has taken this research and transformed the findings into happiness workshops that teach others how to make the most of what life gives them and transform that into happiness.

Researcher Todd Kashdan recently published his findings that psychological flexibility is the key to both greater happiness and well-being.

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