Wanting to improve your happiness may seem self-indulgent. Actually it’s a life saver. Studies show that happiness has a strong impact on how long you live, it could be 8 years more, and protects you against illness. This is comparable to the benefits of not smoking. No wonder governments are looking at happiness now! A public policy which takes account of the greater amount of happiness for the greater number of people, isn’t just a fanciful indulgence. It could save hugely on healthcare costs. So there is very real motivation to raise your happiness levels.