Does having plenty of money make us happier?

girl-204327_1280We all know that money can´t buy us love. Well, at least not the real kind. But can an abundance of money make us happier?

A Princeton University study provides some scientifically backed answers to that question. Princeton´s researchers analyzed 450,000 responses to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and found that people with an annual household income of $75,000 (maybe surprisingly even in the most expensive cities in the country) are about as happy as anyone can get.

People with annual household incomes below $75,000 had lower levels of emotional wellbeing. But, those with annual household incomes above $75,000 did not show higher levels of emotional wellbeing. In other words, according to the researchers, having an annual household income of $75,000 is as good as it gets – money can buy happiness, but only up to about $75,000 a year.

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1-Minute Playbook: Don’t Play “the Blame Game”

_DSC0305-2Blaming other people or situations for difficult circumstances in our life is an energy-draining and counterproductive way of dealing with life. And it will not get you out of your unfortunate situation.

On the contrary, by blaming someone or something else for what’s going on, you put yourself in the position of a victim who is not in control. And since you are not in control, you can’t take action to change your circumstances, right? Wrong.

“Victim thinking” affects not just individuals but entire organizations. It’s a paralyzing way of thinking that hinders individuals, teams and organization from successful progress. But there’s an easy solution to it. By acknowledging that you are ultimately responsible for the results of your life, thoughts, and actions you will create a level of freedom not experienced by anyone who chose to be a victim.

By taking ownership of your own life, you will be empowered to act. Successful – and courageous – individuals are driven by the knowledge that they create their own success in life.

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Are your thoughts serving you for the better?

karma-act-samskYou are what you think. Sounds strange? Well it’s not. Not at all in fact. Our thoughts acts like a boomerang as what goes out there – what you are sending out – is what will come back to you.

I was first introduced to the law of attraction many of years ago and, more thinking of it as a sort of self-improvement concept, I didn’t pay much attention to it. However, some years after my first introduction I was once again faced with a believer of the Law which led me to start analyse the events in my life and the circumstances surrounding them as well as the thoughts I had at the time. And I realized there may be some truth to it all. It’s similar to the wheel of cause and effect (Karma) and this I am a true believer in and follower of.

So what is the Law of attraction? The Wikipedia defines is as “…[…] a metaphysical New Thought belief that “like attract like”, that positive and negative thinking bring about positive and negative physical results, respectively.” The principles of the law of attraction has been interpreted in various ways, all equally interesting to take part of for those whom like myself are curious about the different faiths and teachings that find their way to so many souls across the globe.

“He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own” – Henry Beecher

You are what you are thinking. Yes. It’s simple. Some people choose to see the goodness in others – to the point of being naïve at times – while others choose to see the worst in some people – to the point of being paranoid at times. In any case, ones choice of view very obviously tells more of what kind of individual YOU are – as in what YOUR thoughts, hopes and, maybe most of all, fears are – not that of the person or that person’s actions whom you are judging as “good” or “bad”.

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