The Importance Of Joy And Happiness Project

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Part two of the finding meaning, joy and happiness project has really made me think about my goals in life and how my current behavior is contributing to those goals. Thinking of my core values helped me see if I was being the person I want to be. Realizing what I think negatively about and my coping strategies helped me feel like I have some control over my emotions. The core values I choose to focus on were family/love, honesty/communication, and punctuality. Family and love is so important to me. My family growing up was not very emotionally there; they were great and always financially there, but emotionally not so much. I took a lot of value in creating my own family and expressing my love to friends and significant others. Honesty and …show more content…
A huge one for me in my student loans, I am usually very overwhelmed by the amount of money I owe for student loans. Eve though honestly it is not as bad as most people I know. I just always get stuck in the mind set that if I am in debt now, I will always be. I need to start thinking more positively and understanding that I will be okay. I often catch myself thinking that if someone forgets something, that means they do not care. I have been really trying to get myself out of this mind set. Everyone has different workloads and different emotional stressors. Someone forgetting is not directly correlated to the amount they care. When I fail at something I tend to consider myself a failure at everything. This is so harmful, and something I continually need to remind myself to not think that way. Everyone fails sometimes, but not everyone can be good at everything. Failing momentarily does not equal failure …show more content…
That day I had a lot of reading for classes and housework to get done. By the time I was done I read by the pool, which actually was way more relaxing than being on my laptop or cell phone. I did have some anxiety about not being able to communicate with my husband or friends, but for 24 hours it was manageable. Instead of Netflix like my husband and I usually do at night we actually played cards, which was a nice change. Trying to sleep at night was pretty tough, because I am use to listening to podcast as I fall asleep. In all it was not that tough for me to go without technology for 24 hours. I feel all my coping strategies are healthy. I tend to work out, walk away momentarily from hostile situations and research the situations I am in. Working out is obviously healthy for the body but also the mind. It gives me clarity and helps work out frustrations. Walking away is good for me because I tend to say things I do not mean in the heat of the moment. Walking away helps me compose my thoughts and be more reasonable. If there is something wrong with my health or my car is broken down research on a situation always makes me feel

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