People were questioned on four measures of well-being: Happiness, life satisfaction, feeling life was worthwhile and anxiety.
The highest average score of of 8.26 came from the district of Fermanagh and Omagh, which covers most of south-west Northern Ireland.
This set me thinking about my own life.
We can't take an overall score from each phase of our life—only what we're experiencing right now.
Here's what I found:
Happiness: On the whole I'm happy with where I live, my marital relations, and the help I receive as an older resident of the UK. Score: 8
Life satisfaction: I love my life—the ability to contact people on the WWW, to write fiction along with my latest memoir (non-fiction), as well as writing a daily blog. To counter-balance that, I don't meet anybody in person, and have no female to chat with. Score: 8
Feeling life is worthwhile: Overall, I see the reasons for each of my trials, which, although traumatic at the time, have made me stronger. I haven't achieved anything great, haven't influenced anybody for the better (as far as I know) or earned devotion from my children. And yet, my life has been worthwhile. Score: 8
Anxiety: I'm worried about my husband's health, about being left to cope alone, and about debt. Score 5
So the final score for me would be slightly under 7
How about you? At this moment, how would you rate on the four measures of well-being: Happiness, life satisfaction, feeling life was worthwhile, and anxiety?