Happiness is just one of many positive emotions. There is a tendency in the Western world to focus on our “right” to be happy and to “strive” for happiness, which puts the chances of finding happiness at risk. Sometimes we need to be still, to be silent, to accept where we are in life to allow happiness to alight on ourselves.
At other times, we need to hold, experience and acknowledge the opposite, negative emotions as they too have a place.
Research by Sonja Lyubomirsky has identified ways in which we can increase our positive emotions. Her research also shows that some of a person’s positivity disposition is down to genetics, the environment as well as a significant portion being within their control, and it was the things within your control we covered during the workshop.
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