ACT (Be) Happy Week – Day 7
Getting and being connected to others contributes greatly to our feelings of happiness.
We are inherently connected – being connected is our true state, but most of us do not have enough meaningful connection in our lives. We are yearning for it. Often our minds have all these ideas about what we need to do to fully feel connected. We put limitations on it and these limitations often feel insurmountable.
Couples tell me all the time I can not be connected or fully myself until my partner does X, Y and Z or until this problem or that problem is fixed. But I actually find the opposite to be true!
If you can start the process of getting connected and showing who you really are to people, your life will change and change quickly. People experience feeling happier, more free and more themselves than they have in a long time and problems become easier to solve.
Getting more connected actually takes minutes. Here are a few ideas:
1. Try 3 minutes of eye gazing with your partner. With no words, just look and listen to your thoughts and feelings. How in touch with yourself are you? How do you feel? Hold your gaze regardless of how you feel? How do your thoughts and feelings change the longer you look into each other’s eyes?
2. Share something about yourself with someone that you would not normally share.
3. Invite someone out that you have been meaning to connect with
4. Express how much you care about someone to them.
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