It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for some introspection about taking charge of your own happiness. The happiness boosters shared this week – journaling, savoring happy memories, forgiveness and applying your strengths – are all areas that I personally exercise pretty regularly. I have to say I agree with the experts because doing so does increase my overall happiness. Now as you think about your own happiness, let’s close the week by moving through a mini coaching engagement. As always, I invite you to really think about and write down your answers.
Here we go…
At the very heart of the matter, what is your true belief about happiness? How much control do you think you really have? If you think your happiness is more about what happens to you than what you do, I hope you take the time to check out the research that supports the control we have – and then that you embrace it.
For those of you who know you have control and are ready to take a little more, let’s continue.
Which of the posts did you read this week and think, “Yeah, I should do some more of that?” As I wrote them I thought I could do more… so I’m guessing you can too.
What came to mind and what are you going to do about it? Start a blog (if you do, let me know!)? Create a new photo album? Spend a day forgiving the little transgressions? Taking the VIA Survey of Character Strengths to really figure out what your strengths are and then use them?
Or maybe all of the above?
Next week I’m going to reveal the happiness boosters that I need to work on and perhaps we can identify together a few more things to do to make ourselves happier.
Until then and always, I wish you every happiness.
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