Are you happy? Satisfied, content, looking forward to life? Let me tell you what it takes.Some new research has come out about happiness, and I think it's a little bit surprising, and yet, not so much.

According to this new research, there’s a "Golden Triangle of Happiness" that’s pretty much a blueprint to achieving a happy life.

The Huffington Post reported that researchers in Australia found that all three criteria of this Golden Triangle must be met – and all three criteria must be in balance.

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Are you thinking about this now? I know, you would be happy with a million dollars, a new house, a new car, a........I don't know. Those are all material things, and yes, you would be momentarily happy, but it wouldn't last because you'd want the next thing, and the next, and so on.

Brace yourself for the secret to happiness …

In order to be happy, you need:

Good personal relationships
Financial security, and …
A sense of purpose in life

Surprisingly, the research revealed health and happiness were pretty much totally unrelated.

Now seriously think about this. How do these three things relate to you? How is your life up to now? Maybe it's time to get your house in order.

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