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Get Happy: What is Happy?

September 16, 2020 Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi Episode 36
Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi
Get Happy: What is Happy?
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Get Happy: What is Happy?
Sep 16, 2020 Episode 36
Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi

We asked over 500 people in our Facebook Community, Just Gen X-The Resting Mind a simple question, “Are you happy.”  The responses were astonishing with over 65% of those who answered were in some form of happiness free fall. 

This got us thinking. With all the work we do, we decided to become happiness experts and start a series and business unit called ‘Get Happy,’ welcome to the inaugural episode.

Today, we’re going to start by answering the simple question: “What is Happy”? 

Positive Psychology: The founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman articulates happiness (which he now actually calls well-being) by breaking it up into five modules, which he calls PERMA:  

  1. Positive emotions: Having an understanding of the swings in life, in your past, present, and future but choosing to focus on the good. I know, not always easy but think about it this way.  


  2. Engagement in life: What things do you enjoy doing (this isn’t about passion guys, its about finding activities in your life where you get lost, lose time, float, and flow. Even if it isn’t ONE thing, but an ongoing routine that makes you happy. 


  3. Positive relationships: Relationships that benefit you (not toxic) increase our overall well-being. Feeling connected to others.


  4. Meaning: Meaning and purpose are so important. This concept of having your why is so important -- and the reason is that your why is really your meaning and purpose. 


  5. Accomplishments: Setting goals and then accomplishing them, or marking your achievements instead of brushing them off.


EPISODE RESOURCES: 

Join Our Facebook Group Just Gen x — The Resting Mind  

Are you at a crossroads in your career? Join us for the Make Your Move Mastermind. It’s a six-week group program led by Jackie + Mimi for women who are finally ready to get unstuck and figure out their next move. Save your spot here.  Sign up by October 1 to receive a $50 discount!

Articles + Podcasts: 

Episode 33: Intake vs Action (podcast) 

Episode 32: Disappointment (podcast) 

Episode 10a: Managing Fear and Anxiety During Uncertain Times (podcast) 

The Changed Podcast (podcast) 

How to Surrender (article) 

That Sucked, How to Bounce Back From Bad (article) 

What’s Your Word? (article) 

Free Resources + Guides:
Get Happy! Your FREE guide to applying the PERMA model to your everyday life. 





Show Notes

We asked over 500 people in our Facebook Community, Just Gen X-The Resting Mind a simple question, “Are you happy.”  The responses were astonishing with over 65% of those who answered were in some form of happiness free fall. 

This got us thinking. With all the work we do, we decided to become happiness experts and start a series and business unit called ‘Get Happy,’ welcome to the inaugural episode.

Today, we’re going to start by answering the simple question: “What is Happy”? 

Positive Psychology: The founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman articulates happiness (which he now actually calls well-being) by breaking it up into five modules, which he calls PERMA:  

  1. Positive emotions: Having an understanding of the swings in life, in your past, present, and future but choosing to focus on the good. I know, not always easy but think about it this way.  


  2. Engagement in life: What things do you enjoy doing (this isn’t about passion guys, its about finding activities in your life where you get lost, lose time, float, and flow. Even if it isn’t ONE thing, but an ongoing routine that makes you happy. 


  3. Positive relationships: Relationships that benefit you (not toxic) increase our overall well-being. Feeling connected to others.


  4. Meaning: Meaning and purpose are so important. This concept of having your why is so important -- and the reason is that your why is really your meaning and purpose. 


  5. Accomplishments: Setting goals and then accomplishing them, or marking your achievements instead of brushing them off.


EPISODE RESOURCES: 

Join Our Facebook Group Just Gen x — The Resting Mind  

Are you at a crossroads in your career? Join us for the Make Your Move Mastermind. It’s a six-week group program led by Jackie + Mimi for women who are finally ready to get unstuck and figure out their next move. Save your spot here.  Sign up by October 1 to receive a $50 discount!

Articles + Podcasts: 

Episode 33: Intake vs Action (podcast) 

Episode 32: Disappointment (podcast) 

Episode 10a: Managing Fear and Anxiety During Uncertain Times (podcast) 

The Changed Podcast (podcast) 

How to Surrender (article) 

That Sucked, How to Bounce Back From Bad (article) 

What’s Your Word? (article) 

Free Resources + Guides:
Get Happy! Your FREE guide to applying the PERMA model to your everyday life.