Your Happiness Goal
Your ultimate goal may be to become happier—but what the heck does that mean, anyway?
Think about what it would take for you to feel happy. Is it spending more time with your children? Is it getting in shape? Is it being successful at your job or giving up your present job to pursue another? Spend some time exploring what you want in your life.
Once you get some ideas, start a happiness journal. Don't censor your ideas; write down anything that comes to mind. Then, think about which ones may be attainable over the next 30 days. If they seem too large, try to break them down into smaller "being happier bits" that can be achieved over the next month. If you’re unsure about which goals will provide the most happiness—look at what made you happy in the past. And if you’re still struggling to define what makes you happy, don’t worry. These things take time!
Your journey toward happier living will likely have some bumps in the roads or uncertainties, but that's where your journal comes in—it's a reminder of your goals and thoughts to help you reach them.