We all have our favorite anti-happiness emotions/feeling/energy. An anti-happiness emotion/feeling/energy is the opposite of happiness. It steals our happiness. It is the flip side of happy BUT it has value for us if we can name it.
It is empowering to realize that you do not have to resort to the anti-happiness emotion/feeling/energy, and that you have a CHOICE. It is empowering to honestly admit your favorite anti-happiness emotion and catch yourself when you fall out of happy.
Some anti-happiness emotions/feelings/energy: Anger, resentment, blame, shame, guilt, frustration, confusion, bitterness, jealousy, fearfulness, doubt, lack, scattered, depressed, scared, nervous, shy.
Writing: Pick one of your favorites. One that you felt recently. Write about when you recently felt this emotion/feeling/energy.
· What was the scenario?
· What are some of the common thoughts that run through your mind when you are experiencing this emotion/feeling/energy?
· Why do you think you choose this?
· Hints: Did you see it often growing up? Is it socially acceptable? do those around you now support this emotion/feeling/energy? Try tracing the origin of this emotion/feeling/energy in your life.
Homework: this week, make friends with this emotion. Get to know why it is there. Then you can let it go (if you so desire) and make room for happiness.
Blessings of happiness and joy,