Welcome to Making Change Happen in 2015′
Welcome to my first post, I‘m glad you could make it. The purpose of this forum is to discuss topics to do with improving our lives – moving that dial from negative or neutral to the more positive end of the continuum.
Topics raised may relate directly to the “Science of Happiness” course, but other interesting questions may also arise, either as a result of discussions or through independent reflection.
Moving the dial on that continuum in the right direction has to do with making change happen. But lasting change is something many of us find difficult to accomplish.
In my Science of Happiness courses most people take a keen interest in the topic, but do little between sessions. “Lack of time’ is an often-quoted reason.
This, and the often-expressed wish to do some more ongoing work, motivated me to make a change myself and finally start this new course – a course over 6 months aimed at “making change happen”. While the introductory course focused on new content with little personal work, this one will have more emphasis on completing tasks in a supportive environment.
As you might remember from the course, your chances of achieving your goals are increased if your goals are specific, and based on personal values. You can further add to this by thinking of possible barriers and how you will overcome them – nasty things like anxiety, lack of energy, forgetfulness and ‘games’ your mind is playing with itself.
While that is easily said, it’s not so easy to clearly identify these nasties, or to think of good ways of addressing them. The group, and this forum, can provide a supportive environment both in camaraderie and in great ideas. It can also provide a time and place where you can focus on that metaphorical trip up the mountain.
I hope to hear from you soon.