How do we find happiness and fulfilment? What is the purpose of life? Mmmm quite BIG questions, but according to Stephen he believes the ultimate questions of my blog. He even sent me a list of quotes relating to these questions. Many of the quotes talk about finding the happiness within and it’s not a matter of events or circumstances.
I’ve been thinking quite a lot about happiness and how it links in with exploring my other path. I would say that they probably go hand in hand. In the last couple of months I have actually been feeling really happy and well within myself. I think this change came about from a course I attended at work. One of the modules talked about Emotional Intelligence and Positive Self Talk. I realised that I don’t have very positive self-talk. Since then, I’ve really made a conscious effort to be more positive with my self-talk and in turn I feel happy J.
I talked with Stephen about this change in thinking and explained that because I feel happier I am thinking more about where I’m at in my life and thus why I want to explore my other path. Stephen thinks it’s a bit weird that I’ve started this blog, but I’m finding it quite therapeutic.
Now for those of you out there who may also be in search of happiness, fulfilment or whatever it is you want to call it, I’ve found a couple of resources that may help you.
Gretchen Rubin spent time sifting through different studies and theories on happiness. As a result of this she produced a book titled ‘The Happiness Project’. To extend this concept further she has also started the 2011 Happiness Challenge. Each month this year she has picked a theme and then each week she sets a resolution to do with happiness and the theme to try and achieve. It’s not too late to have a go!
This is a list of 101 ways to help you feel happy. There are things on the list as simple as “smile”. Maybe I’ll give some of the things on the list a go….
WHAT’S 1 THING THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?