Finding your happy
‘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.