The World Happiness Report 2022 came out this week, and Finland is the happiest country in the world, followed closely by Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, and Netherlands. The Scandinavian countries have been ranking the highest for 10 years, since this report began being published.
How would you rate these 8 variables (used in the report) in your life?
- GDP (your income)
- Social Support (friends, relationships you can count on)
- Healthy Life Expectancy at Birth
- Freedom to Make Life Choices
- Generosity (donations to charity)
- Perceptions of Corruption
- Positive Affect (laughter, enjoyment and doing/ learning something new everyday)
- Negative Affect (worry, sadness, anger)
I am not implying that any one of us can measure with scientific accuracy these 8 variables, but I do see the value in reflecting on how these factors, especially when combined, determine our happiness and well-being on a daily basis. Ask yourself:
- Where am I doing well?
- Where can I improve?
- How can I improve?
- What small actions can I commit to so I can make a change?
- How do I model well-being to my child?
- How healthy are the relationships in my life?
- Can I let go of the unhealthy relationships in my life?
- Do I need help? Who can help me?
- How happy am I ?
To read the full report, click here: https://happiness-report.s3.amazonaws.com/2022/WHR+22_Ch2.pdf