What can we say about happiness?

Published Categorized as A look at one emotion, emotional literacy, Happiness, Videos

My latest video explores both the emotion of joy and the kind of happiness that’s about how content we are in our lives.

It can be found here: What can we say about happiness?

Key messages in the video include:

  • There is more than one kind of happiness.
  • There is happiness experienced as joy that’s not long lasting and is triggered by something we really enjoy.
  • There is a more general happiness that is about how content and pleased we are with our lives in general.
  • We should not expect to feel joy often and certainly not all the time – that is unrealistic.
  • ‘Life happiness’ is dependent on lots of things – many of which we have some control over such as eating well, exercising, taking time to relax, spending time in nature, investing in friendships, developing emotional literacy, self-compassion, developing an optimistic outlook, finding things we love to do, setting goals for ourselves, and practising kindness.