From a recent survey it became clear that many of our customers wanted to work on increasing their life joy. Oftentimes it is so that stressful times occur consecutively, making it so that you feel like you are no longer in control of your life joy and/or your life. Your boss who is yelling, you and your partner fighting more often, the moving added up to that... If you want to increase your life joy you can do so in different ways. One option is working on the following aspects: altering your mindset, your habits, and your manner of processing situations which can make you unhappy. Working on the elements that are thought, feeling, and habit, is a commonly used method in cognitive behavioral therapy and thus can help increase your life joy.
Increasing life joy: altering your mindset!
Oftentimes, a thought pattern is characterized by thoughts such as 'I cannot do this', which then ends up steering your behavior. Furthermore, stress and anxiety also are strong indicators which can make it so that we do or do not showcase certain behavior. Therapy or support can help you to recognize negative thought patterns, which could be holding back your happiness. A commonly used method in cognitive behavioral therapy is challenging a thought pattern b looking at whether the pattern is characterized by failure as a result of anxiety, and whether it would really occur. Would you really be laughed at if you were to choose to start a chat with someone random at a party?
Increasing life joy: changing your habits!
Humans are creatures of habit. This means that they can also create habits that reduce or slow down life joy. Thanks to the solution focused therapy you will learn to recognize which habits help you in reaching the goals which you define and which ones keep you from them. This way you learn step by step to take your life into your own hands and thus to stand for more of your own life joy.
Increasing life joy: processing situations which make you unhappy!
We often carry around traumas or major negative events with us for a long time. Processing negative events in the past can help you to find more life joy in the now, and reduce your vulnerability to psychological issues. Processing such situations will namely make it so that you will more easily know how to respond to similar situations in the future.
Increasing life joy thanks to the online self-help program by 15 Minutes 4 Me!
15 Minutes 4 Me is an online self-help program that was developed by doctors and psychologists, which daily guides you in increasing your life joy and dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress. The program is based on solution focused and cognitive behavioral techniques to help you to recognize the steps which you personally need to take in order to improve your life joy!
Testing life joy? Take the free self-test here!
Would you like to know whether there are certain negative emotions which could influence your daily functioning? Then take the free self-test and find out how we can help you to increase your life joy!