Happiness is defined as:
- A state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
- A state of mind typically described as akin to pleasure, joy or enjoyment.
- An active state of being, a choice, a state of mind, a goal, the end product of a fulfilling day.
- On one level happiness is freedom from want and having the basic necessities of life. On another level, happiness consists of feelings of contentment, self-worth and well-being.
As those of us living with Kennedy’s Disease know, at times our self-esteem and self-worth can be challenged. When that happens, it is difficult to be ‘happy’ or ‘content’. So, I am always looking for ways to move beyond those feelings. In the blog article mentioned above, Mary asks you to do the following exercise for seven days.
- Try completing this sentence each morning for seven days.
“To bring 5% more happiness to my life …”
- What you write down is up to you.
- Write what comes into your mind; don’t edit your thoughts. Don’t worry if you contradict yourself.
- Write down at least six completions (answers) each time you use the technique.