Life, it seems, is all about achieving our goals and discovering what attains us happy.
But if you think that once you find happiness, you’re going to be happy-go-lucky 24/7, I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but that’s simply unrealistic. We all strive to be happy, but what does that really entail?
According to founding the parent of the positive psychology movement, Martin Seligman, happiness is “experiencing frequent positive emotions, such as joy, excitement, and happiness, combined with deeper feelings of meaning and purpose.” And while not entirely wrong, Seligman’s notion of happiness implies that one can attain a constant status of optimism. But according to Lowri Dowthwaite or as her reputation has rebranded her, “Mrs. Happy, ” happiness is much more flexible than we once believed. It might not be constant, but there are ways to create it!