HAPPINESS: COLD AND WET
Okay, here’s a question for you. In a British study, two groups of people were asked to plunge their bare hands into ice cold water. One group had scored high on a happiness test and the other group scored low.
Which group do you think showed more resilience?
The group who were happy!!
This isn’t surprising. Being happy is like having money in the bank. If you get hit with a couple of unexpected expenditures, no problem–you can handle them.
Same with stress. If you have emotional health in the bank, so to speak, you’ll be able to handle any energy withdrawals more easily whether those have to do with coping with your bare hand in cold water or someone shouting at you.
If you still doubt what I’m saying, think about winning a lottery. Do you think you’d care if someone cut you off on the highway as you drove home from picking up your cheque? I rest my case.