One of the things I am learning and also experiencing is that happiness is a mindset. You CAN actually will yourself into a happy mood. Recalling happy times and thoughts when you are down, thinking about exciting plans or work, thinking about people who you love and enjoy CAN change the way you feel. The tough part is making yourself do it-which is the hardest when you feel the least happy. It seems easier to stay unhappy than to summon the energy to think “happy”! Anyone notice this?
I suggest to my clients to keep lists of good things so that when it is hardest to think them up, you have something written that you can pull out.
Short post today- more to come on my happiness study! Any comments, thoughts, ideas are welcome!