“Life satisfaction is the cake you need to bake yourself.” There is no cake out there with the perfect list of ingredients that is going to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. You need to go on your own self-discovery journey to find what brings you satisfaction and contentment.” (What it means to live a happy life, Ari Yeganeh) Research shows that much of our happiness is within our personal control, with that said I love the above excerpt because it acknowledges that there is no universal way to define happiness for everyone.
Could you use more happiness in your life? Are you sometimes unhappy and feel sadness, anxiety or anger? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, join the club -- you’re human just like the rest of us! While everyone’s “recipe” for happiness may be different, I can tell you that the recipe for life does not come without some unhappiness. Learning to accept the unhappy moments and doing what you can do within your control to experience more positive emotions is crucial to better life satisfaction. If you’re having difficulty doing this on your own-call A Little Counseling or consider finding a Wake Forest Counselor. It’s time to start getting your recipe together and bake that cake, while keeping in mind we sometimes have to make things a few times before getting it right! So grab your apron, put on some music, dance in the kitchen and enjoy ALL attempts to adding some happiness to your life -- come on, LETS DO THIS!