All that research got me thinking…Which scenario is better for your health / longevity?
- To be overweight, but happy, or
- To be lean but unhappy
After an informal poll, I discovered that an overwhelming number of people think that happiness is more important than a healthy bodyweight when it comes to your overall health and longevity. And I would have to agree with the majority.
In response to my findings, I thought that I should present a little more information about the psychology of happiness.
Here are some of my favorite speakers on the psycology of happiness:
Tal Ben Shahar – Positive Psychology
Shawn Achor – Positive Psychology
Robert Holden – The Happiness Project
Martin Seligman – The Father of Positive Psychology