The enhancers of joy
From my consultancy practice there are at least four enhancers of joy which contributed to 'Living with joy and connectedness'. They are embedded in the mental legacy of Happiness. By applying the seven sources of Happiness you automatically activate these enhancers of joy. .
1. Taking initiative
In many life areas it is difficult for other people to know what you enjoy and what you do not enjoy. If you do not explain this you will often not receive what you actually need. That's why it's important to take initiative and to bring forward your own experience.
Taking initiative also relates to having a good connection with yourself. This is the foundation for 'Living with joy and connectedness'. The sources offer a language for this connection: feeling at home in your own body, appreciating yourself, enjoying what you can do and accepting the things you can't do and so on. In this way you can discover which areas should be charised and which area need some more improvement, on the basis of the seven sources.
2. Connecting your individual perspective on your life with the perspective of your surroundings
It is crucial for Happiness that you feel connected with your surrounding: your family, your colleagues, your team, your classmates and so on. This is a two-way street. It is important that your wishes and desires are respected in your surrounding. Your personal perspective is seen and heard. From the other side it is important that you respond to wishes and desires of your surrounding. This asks for permanent attention as this is constantly dynamic. The seven sources offer a language in which the topic connection can be discussed and which can create mutual attractiveness.
3. Focus actions on real life
The first principles only come to life in they are put in to concrete actions. This means action in real life: in your family, at work, at school. It is not about successes in the treatment room or the virtual world. If you put in work in real life, step by step improvement can be noticed in your life. This can create a virtuous circle of Happiness.
4. Emphasize on strength, energy and the positive
You can experience Happiness if you are able to shift the focus to the things you can do. We know how paralizing fear can be, the opposite of this principle. With the mental legacy of Happiness you can discover the strength of optimism and you can learn how this can be applied for you and for other people.