Holiday Blues? Try these tips to increase your happiness.

Holiday time is not always happy. People who have abused substances often suffer life consequences. Perhaps they experience unemployment or financial stress, legal problems and strained family relationships. These conditions make it difficult to feel joyful during the holidays. Author, Alexandra Duron, wrote “23 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier.” Listen into a group of recovering substance abusers as they discuss ways to increase their happiness.

Discussion Guide:

Are the holidays a joyful season for you?

Happiness has three parts: feeling good, living a good life, and feeling part of a larger purpose.

Do you feel good?

Are you living a good life?

Do you feel part of a larger purpose?

What activities do you engage in that increases your happiness level?

What practice are you willing to develop in an attempt to increase your happiness?

Supplemental Reading:

23 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier, Alexandra Duron http://mentalfloss.com/article/69690/23-science-backed-ways-feel-happier