Happiness, fulfillment and well-being for 2015, what does it mean?
"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." —Aristotle
"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things." - Albert Einstein
Well let’s first look at lasting states of well - being and life fulfillment, as oppose to fleeting emotions, such as happy or sad, to assess our lives.
• Relationships - Are there people in your life that you really care about?
• Meaning - Do you generally feel that what you do in your life is valuable and worthwhile?
• Achievement (accomplishment ) – are you goal setting and achieving your goals no matter how great or small in order to progress and achieve in life (successfulness means you have successfully achieved what you set out to do)
So perhaps we should be asking ourselves “Am I flourishing in my life?” instead of “am I happy?”
The beauty of this is, that if you are living in a state of ‘well-being’ then life flourishing should follow with many positive emotions like, happiness and satisfaction with life.
So maybe the right questions to ask, in order for us to move into a state of well-being are, what really makes me feel fulfilled, or what things really give my life meaning, or am I achieving in my life...?
... Am I flourishing?
May 2013 be a year of self-integrity, setting & achieving your goals, and flourishing in your life!
"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." —Andrew Carnegie
"Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is." —Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey
Marie Joshua Jones
Well-being Practitioner and Psychological Counselor.