Happiness Mind Map
Updated: Jul 7, 2020
When was the last time you ask yourself, “What makes me happy?”
Have you ever asked yourself that question?
If it been a long time or you’ve haven’t really taken the time to ask yourself this important then I suggest you set some time aside and dig in.
A few months ago I ran across this IG account @mindfulee and it was filled with inspirational quotes, cute merchandise, and the sweetest mom and daughter duo. The account is run by @felicialatour and of course, I had to IG stalk her so I went through her archives and came across this journal entry she shared. It was a mind map that had all the things that made her happy and I was blown away. Not because the concept was so mind-blowing but because this mother of two was asking herself a question that is so important yet not really asked enough.
As moms we pour so much time and energy into what can we do to make our children happy but what about us? What makes us happy?
A happiness mind map helps you explore what happniess means to you. It helps you break down what makes you happy in several parts in your life and gives you a snapshot of how to make yourself happy.
Here are a few things to help you get started
Main Category Ideas
Prompts to answer
When was the last time you had a moment that made you want to pause time and relish in that moment just a little bit longer?
What about that experience made me happy? For example if hanging out at the beach with my family made me happy was it the beach, the weather, being with my family, etc. Pinpoint exactly what it was to help you create more moments like that in your life.
When you were a kid what activites did you love doing that made you happy? Rolling down the hill? Playing dress up? Art and Crafts?
What do I need more of in my life?
What do I need less of in my life?
What was my highlight last month?
Ways to make this stick
Post this mindmap somewhere you can see it on a daily basis.
Whenever you do something that makes you happy, sit in that moment and say outloud... “This makes me happy!” This reinforces the moment and allows your brain to connect those happiness thoughts.