Your Friends Can Make You Happy Part 2

The Good News

Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler are two social scientist who have examined a large body of work called the Framingham data. They have found some amazing facts. They found that good behaviors — like quitting smoking or staying slender or being happy — pass from friend to friend almost in the same way that the flu does. Your health, happiness and even your lifestyle are all linked to your friends and people whom you mix with. If the people you associate  have positive attitudes, have healthy lifestyles and are happy, this will tend to rub off on you. You, too, will have positive attitudes, a healthy lifestyles and be happy.

The Bad News

And the same was true of behaviours that you may not want— groups of friends appeared to “infect” each other with being overweight, unhappiness and smoking.

How Can I Be Healthy, Happy And Positive?

This research is proving that what you achieve in your life, how healthy you are and how happy you feel is strongly linked to the type of people that you mix with.    I believe in keeping things very, very simple. Then any message that I give is easy to understand. So here is a simple way to lift your life up to a higher level. So here is how to use these findings.

The Simple Way

Think about all the friends and associates that you mix with.  Think about the affects that each of them has on you. Start to spend more time with the ones that have a positive influence on you.  Start to spend less time with the  people who have a negative influence on you. Keep making steady progress in both areas.

I have set out this very simple plan. BUT it can be very hard to follow.

The Secret

Do a little but do it a lot of times. A very important presupposition of The Happy People is that a SMALL change can make a BIG difference. DO  NOT try to make big changes in your life overnight. Make small but steady changes and be determined.

More soon, Love, Peace and Hasppiness.

Tom

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