THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS
Looking at the number of self-help books, online courses and retreats that exist it’s clear that we all just want to be happy and are willing to try many things to get there. I was hungry for tools, thirsty for advice and I devoured books and courses that seemed to contain answers. They all seemed to promise to give us the answer to happiness, to fulfilment, to finding our purpose or to abundance. At some point, I found myself very critical and suspicious of all these words of wisdom or step-be-step manuals to happiness. I thought, how can each of them be promising us the ultimate answer to all our problems? If they worked, there wouldn’t need to be so many of these books and courses.
WHY BOTHER WITH PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR POSITIVE EMOTIONS?
Most of us like to feel happy, proud, grateful, calm and excited. For many, these feelings are a big reason why we do what we do - buying things, creating something, or behaving in a certain way - so that we can feel these or some other pleasant emotions. It seems logical right? Actually, it would be quite confusing or even slightly sadistic if it were otherwise. So here’s the news: there are more advantages to feeling these emotions than simply feeling “good”.Read More