Comments on: Moving to California Won’t Make You Happy http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/12/09/moving-to-california-wont-make-you-happy/ Aligning Execution With Strategy Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:31:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Mithun.De http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/12/09/moving-to-california-wont-make-you-happy/#comment-1298 Sat, 04 May 2013 01:30:41 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2284#comment-1298 Reblogged this on The City Boy and commented:
People are happier in California?

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By: Noise Null http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/12/09/moving-to-california-wont-make-you-happy/#comment-1297 Wed, 01 May 2013 16:21:12 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2284#comment-1297 Moving to California may not make you happier, but it certainly makes you better.

Just Kidding. Great Piece.

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By: businessroot http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/12/09/moving-to-california-wont-make-you-happy/#comment-1296 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:57:53 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2284#comment-1296 Reblogged this on businessroot.

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By: mariiemwidan http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/12/09/moving-to-california-wont-make-you-happy/#comment-1295 Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:59:45 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2284#comment-1295 A reblogué ceci sur mariiemwidan2012.

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By: ognixdorf http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/12/09/moving-to-california-wont-make-you-happy/#comment-1294 Sat, 15 Dec 2012 14:55:09 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2284#comment-1294 Reminds me of that old line, “Wherever you go, you’re still there,” maybe it was a country western song. Liked your post, as it perfectly capsulized the “current mood” versus “life satisfaction” conundrum clearly. Most of us, myself included, probably don’t weigh the back-end of that quandary enough. And, I’ve lived in California…I was happy and I was sad. Guess the solution is to live wherever is best long term and buy a sunlamp. Thanks for the post.
Mike Hensgen http://smebrandleverage.wordpress.com

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By: Heather Koch Loisel http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/12/09/moving-to-california-wont-make-you-happy/#comment-1293 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:53:55 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2284#comment-1293 Jonathan, great post. Another worthwhile read on the topic is Shawn Achor, “The Happiness Advantage.” Did you know that research shows that if you write down 10 things you are grateful for, without repeating items, for 30 days straight that you can rewire your brain to be more happy?

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By: Jerome Pineau (@JeromePineau) http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/12/09/moving-to-california-wont-make-you-happy/#comment-1292 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 06:15:08 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2284#comment-1292 Well, that and being taxed to death perhaps? :)

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By: Anonymous http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/12/09/moving-to-california-wont-make-you-happy/#comment-1291 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 03:14:37 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2284#comment-1291 As a native Californian, I confess that CA feel blessed in regards to the great weather and opportunities, but you are so right that it is more than that happiness is largely a choice. And a choice that often fail to make.

Jonathan, your posts are often excellent, but this one is particularly good. Cheers.

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By: Robert http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/12/09/moving-to-california-wont-make-you-happy/#comment-1290 Sun, 09 Dec 2012 19:18:50 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2284#comment-1290 I am much happier since moving to California, but then I didn’t move for the weather; I moved for the adventure. Whether or not a destination is a good fit has more to do with the “there you are” and what you make of it, rather than wherever you go.
To paraphrase a popular show tune:
“Through thick or through thin, all out or all in
And whether I win, place or show.
I’ll muddle through whatever I do, wherever I go.”

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By: liv4music http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/12/09/moving-to-california-wont-make-you-happy/#comment-1289 Sun, 09 Dec 2012 19:15:12 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2284#comment-1289 …unless of course, most of the activities you engage in, which contribute in large part, to your overall well-being, depend upon good, consistent weather. This is true for me. Additionally, if you’re in a good mood when you approach a potentially undesirable task, mood-congruent memory could factor in. Independent of how miserable the task of say, doing school work, was in the past, if your current mood, lets say happy, will influence how you reflect upon your previous encounters with the same task, which is the definition of mood-congruent memory, then weather that makes you happy, will cause you to perceive more favorably what you have to do, thus making your well-being better.

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