Practice Self Care by Not Chasing Happiness

If you ask anyone what they want more than anything for themselves or their loved ones, they will likely say happiness. We all seem to chase happiness throughout our lives. But did you know that the keys to long-lasting happiness, health and longevity come from these three components: being grateful, being content, and having quality relationships.

Stop saying, “I will be happy when . . .” and start saying, “I am happy now because . . .”

Within your communities, you can practice being grateful and content by paring a Chasing Happiness poster with opportunities for people in your community to share why they are happy now by writing on the “I am happy now because poster” or sharing at the start of a meeting.

Happiness is contagious; pass it on!

Visit the Self Care for Safe Care site to find resources and tools for bringing Social Connections to your community this month. This is the fourth of six Self Care for Safe Care activities designed to build our resilience and increase our sense of happiness and well-being. 

For more information on Self Care for Safe Care or our other resiliency and mental health support resources, reach out to Julie Apold or Terri Foley.


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