Because I’m Happy! – Discover What Happiness Means to You

by Alisha Johnson, Ensley Branch Library

At some point in our lives, whether it is personal or professional, we all feel a need to change something about us. Once we look at our own attitudes or mindsets, then we are able to decide whether those things are working well for us or not. People learn and change only after true self-reflection and not because other people say so. There are a number of choices that we can make to support change and they include:

  • Giving freely of your experiences
  • Listen and appreciate other points of view
  • Ask questions when you don’t understand or need clarification
  • Be open to learning and developing
  • Keep Confidences
  • Enjoy and have fun

After implementing these aspects that support change we should be able to apply relevant definitions of what accountability, responsibility, and empowerment means to us.

Check out these self-help resources at your local library:

Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can't So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On with Your Life by Sarah Knight
Coping with Anxiety: Ten Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear, and Worry by Edmund Bourne and Lorna Garano
Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries by Guy Winch