Find­ing your happy

Fairlady - - YOUR SAY -

‘Run­away De­pres­sion’ [Novem­ber 2018] points out that although in­comes and stan­dards of liv­ing have risen, hap­pi­ness lev­els have dropped. How sad is that? Our lives are filled with daily pres­sures: traf­fic, long hours at work, pre­par­ing meals, ex­er­cis­ing…

We need to find our happy: do some­thing just for us – watch a mid­day movie, sit in the gar­den lis­ten­ing to the birds… any­thing that puts a grin on our face. And spend time with loved ones.

We have a cer­tain re­serve when it comes to ad­mit­ting that things aren’t all right, and we of­ten don’t see the pain in oth­ers. When some­one com­mits sui­cide we’re of­ten left won­der­ing whether things could have been dif­fer­ent if only we’d said: ‘How are you do­ing? Tell me all about it.’ Vikki K Ed: You’re right: some­times we’re so pre­oc­cu­pied with our stuff that we don’t take the time to prop­erly check in with oth­ers… a good res­o­lu­tion for 2019.

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