All my life I have been the kind of person who has had a natural tendency to overthink, analyse, and feel deeply. While often this has seemed like a curse in that I have had some heartbreaking lows, I have come to learn that it can also be an incredible gift when directed in the right way; and this is such an exciting realisation!
Being happy to some may be such a simple thing, but for me it has required vigilance and a series of deliberate choices on a daily basis. This is not meant to detract from happiness in any way; in fact, the fact that you have had to learn how to do it makes it even more exciting when that true happiness and contentment is real and genuinely felt!
The ‘Happiness Group’ as I like to call it, helped me to realise that I am not the only one who has had to learn how to maintain happiness and contentment. Michelle provides and suggests simple strategies which make such huge differences. While some of these I had stumbled across in my own journey, the fact that other people also validate these as effective strategies makes me feel as though I am a part of something bigger than myself. It’s also cool to be able to share your personal progress with other people who ‘get it’and are on a similar journey! We are all human. We are all connected. We don’t have to do everything on our own.