“Happy New Year” That’s how the saying goes right?
But what makes us happy? It’s such a simple straight forward question but we don’t always know the answer. I ask clients, “What do you want most in life?” Most people answer, “I just want to be happy.” Sounds simple, but what does happiness look like? And furthermore is the life you lead now bringing you closer to happiness?
Many of us have adopted lifestyles that don’t support happiness. We lead lives that are rushed, stressed and too focused on things that are of material matter rather than meaningful purpose. Also our obsession with economic development is destroying the natural environment.
Unhealthy lifestyles are making us physically and mentally unwell, they’re making us unhappier, not happier. It may be time to rethink our way of living because the solutions are to be doing things that support our wellbeing, finding opportunities to connect with others and supporting the environment we live in.
The good news is that the things that make us happy are simple, a walk with a friend, a movie, travelling, watching a sunset, a good laugh and the act of kindness. Making positive, simple, healthy choices all promote wellbeing.
What Makes You Happy?
It’s a interesting topic because happiness is something we all desire but when we are in a state that is not happy or haven’t been happy for a long time it’s hard to recognise what happiness even looks like. So how can we find it if we don’t know what we are looking for.
When you see someone that has achieved positive health and lifestyle goals they are usually uplifted, glowing and smiling …….. Not down and low in moods.
In my work with clients, happiness is a big part of health goals. We look at areas of our life, ranging from relationships to finances, personal style to having fun. We work through a series of practical exercises and answering questions that guides us down the path to finding our own simple solutions to everyday happiness, so that we can create a calmer, richer life that leads us into a healthy body and mind.