You may be wondering what the ‘happiness gap’ is… let me enlighten you.
The happiness gap appears when you live in a conditional manner, being in a constant state of unfulfilled expectation and thinking mainly into the future, rather than living mindfully and being present in the now. It is the gap between where you are in reality and where you long to be in your life. You create a list of conditions that your level of happiness is dictated by, common examples of which are often:
“I’ll finally be happy once I have…
- …met my ideal partner”
- …found the right house”
- …changed job”
- …had children”
- …lost weight”
Unfortunately this means you spend the majority of your life feeling unfulfilled and possibly unhappy, with rather short-lived bursts of bliss only occurring now and then and often followed by a ‘comedown’ back to reality after the longed-for event is over.
Beyond all of that and very importantly, you are also demonising a whole range of your emotions which do not feel so comfortable such as pessimism, overwhelment and anger, striving to only ever feel positive and happy which of course is highly unrealistic in every day life and also emotionally unrealistic and unhealthy – more on this in later posts.
My aim here at Happiness Gap HQ is to share ideas and information based on my own life experiences, to give you tools which enable you to learn how to close the gap, to become accepting of all your emotions and to help you to live more emotionally healthy lives. This in turn will possibly bring more happiness than you have ever experienced before and will hopefully affect all areas of your life like a spreading ripple.
I will be sharing with you my own brand of ‘Thought Therapy’, real-life empowering articles which aim to bring emotional healing, happiness and freedom into your lives, plus resources I’ve found helpful for my own healing, health and wellbeing. Watch this space…