I’m juggling a lot right now, so today’s post will be a quick one. I’ve been able to interview some amazing women recently and I can’t wait to share their stories with you!
Like many of us out there, Nate and I are a two income family and have the worries that come along with a mortgage, school loans, medical bills, etc. Sometimes when we get to the end of a busy day or a busy week where things just didn’t work out the way we were hoping, and we’re tired and frustrated, it can be tough to say, “I’m happy.”
Nate came across an interesting approach by an author who attempts to “engineer” happiness. The author, Mo Gawdat (a Chief Business Officer at Google [x]) states that happiness is not determined by what life gives you. Rather, it is determined by how you feel about what life gives you. Happiness is the peace and contentment that comes with feeling that life is okay. While “fun” (a distraction from what life gives you, when the brain stops thinking) is the modern substitute for happiness.
Check out a portion of an interview where the author talks how he became a case study for his own ideas on happiness:
Click on the link for more information or to purchase “Solve for Happy.”
I really want to hear what tips or tricks you have for feeling happy. Do they really work for you, despite the unexpected challenges that hit you?