Name: Michele Connolly
Age: 41 42
Belief: Choose to be happier – and you will be
Quote: Happiness is not a destination,
It is a method of life. (Burton Hills)
Psychology and happiness
Only when searching for my B Psych (Hons) thesis topic did I discover the theories and research surrounding this fascinating field of happiness. Guess what! There’s plenty of evidence that people can think and act differently to be happier. But the research can be hard to find, and you have to decipher academglish.
At Happiness Strategies you get some of that happiness research in a user-friendly format.
No – I’m not ‘naturally’ happy!
Now don’t think I’m one of those Pollyanna types who never has a bad day. I score high on the personality traits of introversion and neuroticism, the two traits most firmly linked to unhappiness. I’ve been miserable in relationships and felt unfulfilled despite a successful career.
But I’ve found that I’m much less a victim of these externals than I used to think I was. In short, I’ve learned to be happy. And you can, too.
Where am I going with this?
I’ve recently completed a Certificate IV in Life Coaching. Life coaching takes the perspective that people can make powerful, positive changes in their life with a little help from a collaborative partner, or coach.
I’d like to combine psychology, happiness research and life coaching into a system for boosting happiness. So that’s what’s on my drawing board.
Now back to our scheduled programming.
I’m now writing about happiness over at Get Organized Wizard. There I focus on strategies and programs that help people overcome procrastination and take action for a happier and more organized life.
Come and take a look!