There was a great article I recently read on npr.org that offers up a key element in how to be happy, and the #1 secret to happiness is not what you’d think!
We have so many clients who say they “just wanna be happy,” or seem to strive towards this mental picture of happiness that will appear if they “have it all.”
You know what I’m talking about: skinnier, more money, the perfect house, the perfect marriage… You get my drift.
But, according to Dr. Robert Waldinger, a renowned and trusted happiness researcher, the number one thing we can do to feel happy is to invest in our relationships.
This makes total sense to me because at Empowered Connections we’ve always believed this is the secret sauce to a successful therapy journey. At least according to our own humble and rudimentary research.
Focusing on the connections we have with other people, can really be a game changer.
How to be happy: the #1 secret to happiness
Dr. Waldinger says that even being able to vent to your girlfriend after a hard day goes a long way towards helping you feel more satisfied and content with your life. LOVE THIS.
I’ve always felt that striving for complete happiness is unrealistic. I don’t mean we’re never “happy,” but often our expectation of happiness is based on the euphoria we feel at certain times. That feeling is addictive and so of course, we want to replicate that. Then, when we don’t have that euphoric feeling all day every day, we worry we’re doing something wrong. That we aren’t truly happy. But I totally disagree.
Feeling satisfied, feeling content, feeling good about our friendships and our relationships and about where we are going, should really be the goal. Not that temporary euphoric feeling.
How to be happy: in therapy, we also believe that women need connection to heal.
THIS is the best way to help you heal from your wounds and create a life you love. In this connected relationship between you and your therapist, is where all the magic lies.
This is what separates us from other therapy practices: we take connection to a whole new level.
So, the article I read just enforces for us that we’re on the right path to helping YOU heal, feel better, get your life back, and begin creating that life you’ve always wanted. The relationship our therapists have with our clients is intentionally magical and special!
If you know you’re stuck and feeling uninspired, or that you’re just not where you want to be, we’ve got you. Click here to self-schedule with any of our rock star therapists, day or night. We look forward to becoming part of your tribe!