How often do you scroll through your social media feeds, seeing people having fun at weddings, parties, and events and think…
“Why am I not having fun?”
“My life is so boring.”
“Everybody seems so much happier than me.”
Many of us are guilty of this kind of thinking.
In fact, it’s been found that up to 1 in 5 of us feel depressed as a result of using social media. 1
The reason we feel bad when we see other people having fun on social media is simple:
We value big milestones more than small moments of happiness.
Luckily, we can fix this by altering the way we think about happiness.
Read on to find out how.
Are you only happy when something ‘big’ happens?
What’s the most recent happy memory you can recall?
If you’re like most people, it’s probably a big event. Maybe it’s a birthday, a graduation ceremony, or a party.
While it’s great to enjoy this kind of special occasion, it shouldn’t be your only source of happiness.
After all, why would you only allow yourself to have fun a few times a year, when you could be finding joy in small moments every single day?
We’re here to tell you how you can start feeling happy every single day – not just on special occasions!
Happiness begins with a generous spread of gratitude
Happiness doesn’t have to be about the intensity of a positive experience – it can about the frequency of positive experiences instead.
In order to feel like we’re having lots of happy moments, we need to be constantly on the look out for them.
Keeping a gratitude journal can really help with this.
Buy a new notebook, and keep it beside your bed. Before you go to sleep, take the time to list five things…