Question 25

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Rubber Band: 
Question: 

Happiness formula

Answer: 

H= S (Set Point) + C (Circumstances) + V (Variables) {past, present, future}>each of those times are subdivided into good and bad

The Happiness Formula (in detail)

H = S + C + V

H = AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS (enduring level of happiness “Authentic”)

The key here the challenge to raise your enduring level of happiness

S = SET RANGE (Authentic) OR SET POINT (How of) 50% determined by genetics

We can overcome our genetic programming

(s = set point (range) 50% we inherit a ‘steersman’ who urges us toward a specific level of happiness that we can return to after certain boosts of happiness.)

C = CIRCUMSTANCES 10% environmental situations . . .

no control . . . Some do change happiness for the better --most Americans, regardless of objective circumstances say they are happy and at the same time they markedly underestimate the happiness of other Americans

S = set point (range) 50% we inherit a ‘steersman’ who urges us toward a specific level of happiness that we can return to after certain boosts of happiness.

V = our variables

Positive emotions can be about the

Your browser may not support display of this image. Past good: we want to remember (savor them)

Bad: we want to forget and to let go (forgiveness; learn) The past does not need determine the future! Transform the bad into good

Your browser may not support display of this image. Present Flow (so important)

Gratitude

LEARN AND DEFINE SIGNATURE STRENGTHS!!!

(only 2/10 use their signature strengths)

(things that light your passion)

Your browser may not support display of this image. Future Goals

Optimism, faith, trust, confidence & hope

Getting over the negative

ABCDE

A = adversity

B = belief (beliefs are just that they may not be facts; beliefs warrant dispute)

C = consequences

D = disputation

E = energize