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How major life events impact our long-term wellbeing

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The Error in Isolating Events

  • Many studies have been conducted regarding the psychological impact of a one particular event, like the trauma associated with the ongoing health crisis, or sudden job loss.
  • What researchers fail to gauge is the complex psychological experiences of various

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A comprehensive study on Australian households, measuring the quality of wellbeing over 16 years found the following results:

  1. The biggest emotional scars come from deaths, divorce, and heavy financial losses.
  2. Negative events linger in the mind for mu...

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Our level of wellbeing does not change much, with each event, even a catastrophic one, impacting us for a length of time, say a year or two, and then becoming normal to our minds, returning us to our previous levels of wellbeing.

This applies to boosts as well as the

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Research shows an unexpected finding: happiness does not come from marriage, financial profits and other big events in your life, but it is available in the little things of daily life.

The events just become temporary surges or declines, with real happiness waiting f...

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