What does happiness look like for you?
It was late in the evening when my wise & witty friend Alex dropped this gem of insight (loosely paraphrased):
Happiness is daily doses of creature comforts AND having something you're looking forward to.
It stuck with me because it rings so true.
No amount of hugs or chocolate or snuggly blankets can replace anticipation of something wonderful on the horizon... and those creature comforts make all the difference in your day to day experience.
Now, when I'm feeling off, I ask myself: what am I doing to feel good right now? AND What am I looking forward to?
Trying to "fix" the issue with one... when you really need the other doesn't do anyone any good.