The hunt for happiness…

 Some pursue happiness-others create it. Anonymous

Good morning! Pursuing happiness is a difficult battle. Happiness is fleeting if we chase it. When we learn what makes us happy, we can create our own happiness instead of relying on something external (or something out of our control).

Your Turn:
Agnes Repplier said,”It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. Do you know what makes you happy? Start a list in your journal or daily planner and record the moments that bring you happiness and pleasure. Once you have identified your “happiness stimuli” you can work to create more of such stimuli in your life.

Today’s Affirmation: Each day, I create happiness and joy.

Going further…
Need some happiness help? According to the “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,” published by the American Psychological Association (APA), at the top of the list of needs that appear to bring happiness are autonomy (feeling that your activities are self-chosen and self-endorsed), competence (feeling that you are effective in your activities), relatedness (feeling a sense of closeness with others), and self-esteem. At the bottom of the list are popularity, money, and luxury. Stop in at http://www.thingstobehappyabout.com/ to find a list of things to be happy about every day of the year.


Comments

The hunt for happiness… — 2 Comments

  1. I so relate with the first listed. I have begun a path and am investing in it and finding it very rewarding in how I feel doing these things. And am so happy that others are seeing and receiving benefit from my gifts.
    But I am still battling with feelings of repression because of the control and verbal abuse/manipulations exerted upon me from my ex-husband( we have joint custody of son, so have to deal with each other).
    I keep shifting my focus to those things that feed my soul, but feel I have a challenge coming up in establishing my rights to live without having to go through his ok-ing everything. The skills I am learning are helping me cope with the stress.
    I am also glad I have these affirmations to open up to remind me to look at things in a light to help me grow.

  2. Hi Liz!
    I am so reminded of myself when reading your message.

    I’ve been divorced now for 2 years from an ex who was incredibly controlling, abusive verbally and, on occasion, physically. I, too, still have to deal with him as we share custody of our two sons.
    Having had all my decisions made for me for 14 years really took a toll on my self-esteem and ability to function on my own. Brooke’s program has been a God-send in helping me to become my own person.
    I still struggle, but the Good Morning messages are a blessing and they help to keep me focused on the important things in life.

    Hugs to you and good luck Liz!
    Devon

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