When you feel unhappy, step outside and marvel at nature.
Research indicates the wonders of the world around us are a powerful tranquilliser.
You too can have an unlimited sunset of possibilities!
Unhappy, you see it on so many faces!
Being a member of the Mental Health Academy, I'm gratefully privileged to have access to a vast number of videos and written information that spans counselling and Positive Psychology that provided a vibrant kaleidoscope of the science of happiness and well-being.
After this bold realisation, that struck a chord with me, there's so much I and collectively others throughout the world can counter Unhappiness.
As an example of proactiveness, I'm exploring the idea of forming a group on Facebook: 'Happiness Crusaders'
Focusing, to begin with, in my local area, to achieve face-to-face contact.
Taking in the wonders of nature, all sorts of outdoor activities to consider?
I'll report back on this, on a later posting.
I'm indebted to a video by Caroline Adams Miller who alerted me to this very subject of Unhappiness, in one of her videos. Why are we so unhappy? He findings were mainly on middle-aged women.
There are lonely and unhappy men out there, of course!
Isolation and Loneliness
Inability to handle setbacks
Lack of resilience to bounce back
Lack of Face-to-Face contact
I believe that Isolation and Loneliness as a rippling effect on all of the above.
In the quote by John Steinbeck, says all: "A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ."
Combating these diseases of despair often found in developing a support network of real friendships.
Here's an examples:
You can do similar things. Random acts of kindness and appreciation. You know what, comes back tenfold!
All these types of outdoor activities are simple and powerful interventions.
You might crave friendship, and there are just as many wanting the same!
My training in professional counselling and life coaching enables you to overcome these setbacks.
I use fun exercises, and I call them 'Magical Three', or A, B, C method.
I find this simplification system useful in overcoming overwhelm that shatters the world around us, from time to time!
I make this fun by using videos, audios, written text, an example of my 'Magical Three.' Giving you a choice of how you want to process information.
Included in these fun exercises, I get you to do a free strength test, which you will find enormously influential.
Complete this test before the Discovery Session.
Here's the link:
I call this 'Tranquillity Road'. Drape this over a fence and create your own Blues Zapper! (Albany Creek Queensland)
Grab hold of any of the simple interventions that I've mentioned above.
Your imagination will bring heaps more!
The following video illustrates a wonderful way of doing this!
A simple act of saying a smiling Hi! to someone, can open doors to friendship.
Here's my metaphor, using my 'Tau greeting 'Sonic'