Archives for December 2011

FYI: Happiness Set Point

Happiness Set Point is your overall happiness average. Imagine a graph that looks like a roller coaster; a line moves across the page dipping down and swinging back up, then dropping again. The high points are when you're happiest. Obviously, the low points represent when you're a bit depressed or just not really all that happy. As with graphs that chart trends, your happiness set point sometimes trends upward, trends downward, or may stay mostly the same over time. We all face challenging … [Read more...]

What Do You Do When You’re Unmotivated and Bored?

QUESTION: Scott, I'm feeling more than a little unmotivated to do just about anything today. Suggestions? I'm bored, but I just can't make myself get started on anything. Weird day. What do you do when/if you find yourself in a similar situation? Thanks, Lili ANSWER: Lili, I've observed that a lack of motivation is often really a lack of focus or lack of inspiration. For example, you need to do the dishes and wash some clothes. So you've got focus but doing those things are not … [Read more...]