Recipe for happiness:
Brain set points (43%) + condition of living (8%) + self-actualization (49%)
So, what do you do to create happiness? Since I’ve made this my specialty, I can tell you that there are literally hundreds of things that you can do to create your own happiness. In fact, you can set up your life so that everything you do adds to your happiness, every minute of every day.
Brain Set Point: Both success and failure start in your brain as a thought. Each thought then sets off a cascade of electro-chemical energy in your physical brain. Your related mind-set then determines how you will evaluate and respond to that thought.
Set-points are something like gates that place limits on your thoughts and actions. If you had a painful failure when you once tried to “start a business,” you will likely have a physical set-point that will try to save you from future failure and pain. These set-points are embedded in emotionally-charged neural networks that create your mind-sets, and are at the core of what you feel are your “personal limitations.”
Condition of living: Generally, the context in which an individual lives is of great importance on health status and quality of life. It is increasingly recognized that health is maintained and improved not only through the advancement and application of health science, but also through the efforts and intelligent lifestyle choices of the individual and society.
You can make tour self happy by doing things which give you pleasure and avoiding things that give you pain. Pleasure points can be many like eating chocolates or ice cream. Avoid relations with people which make you nervous.