Does being curious, increase happiness?
Because I heard this question asked on a radio program, I thought I’d look into this.
What do you think?
First, I like to do research on my topics I choose for my article’s.
Here are 6 points the website I include at the bottom, listed about the correlation between being curious and being happy:
1. Curiosity helps us survive. The urge to explore and seek novelty, helps us remain vigilant and gain knowledge.
2. Curious people are happier. Research has shown, curiosity to be associated with higher levels of positive emotions.
3. It boosts achievement. Studies reveal that being curious, leads to more enjoyment and participation in school and higher academic achievement.
4. Being curious, can expand our empathy. When we are curious about others and talk to people outside our usual social circle, we become better able to understand them.
5. Curiosity helps strengthen relationships. One study, asked strangers to pose and answer personal questions. They found that people were rated as warmer and more attractive if they showed real curiosity in the exchange.
6. It can also improve healthcare. Research suggests, when doctors are genuinely curious about their patients’ perspectives, it ultimately increases the effectiveness of treatment.
First of all, as I look at my life and the times being curious led me to more happiness, hosting my first retreat in Kauai, comes to mind.
As I sat in a business class in October 2014, our assignment was to dream about a retreat we could host and share about it out loud.
Fear and doubt came up immediately, that I couldn’t achieve hosting a retreat.
Then when I turned it to curiosity, I was able to dream about a retreat in Hawaii.
Such happiness and joy, came into my heart.
Because I didn’t think about it again, I allowed the details to unfold, according to the Laws of the Universe.
You see, just 3 months later, Adrian Nicholas of Kalewa Kauai, came into my life, via my daughter.
When I looked at the spiritual retreats his company helped put together, the goosebumps happened.
The intense knowing this was meant to be was there.
In October of 2015, I hosted my first Glow Spiritual Vacation Retreat in Kauai, that led to a total of 3 with Adrian.
Then, I hosted one in Sedona, Arizona and now two in Costa Rica.
Consequently, as I look at other things and happenings in my life, as I was curious, my joy and happiness increased overall.
What about you? Can you think about times in your life that you were curious, which led to more joy for you?
Your joy and happiness are so important to creating a life you love.
Finally, pay attention to how curious you are.
To increase your happiness, increase your curiosity!
With curiosity and joy,
PS. Here is a link to read more about the different reasons I found on this website relating being curious and happiness:
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