By Tracy Lamperti, LMHC, BCETS
Lamperti Counseling & Consultation
Last night I watched Hector & The Search For Happiness.
From Amazon- “Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become tired of his humdrum life, yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting happier. So he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness.”
Aren’t you curious? Why is there so much drug abuse, alcohol abuse, food abuse, credit card abuse, digital abuse, broken relationships….? It’s just not so simple as to say that these are diseases. It’s not so simple as to look to doctors, therapist, medications…for the fix.
When we are full/satiated/satisfied, we usually don’t go snacking. Why can’t we attain satisfaction? Why can’t we be happy?
Ordinarily, this is the place I would add a template or a format for you to print for the next assignment.
Not this time.
Just roll with it!
Here’s what I challenge you to…
1. Watch the movie! (This is an adult movie, rated R. Not appropriate for children. For adults who try to stay away from R rated movies, I do also. My opinion is that there is nothing outrageous. A bit of emotional swearing and a small scene of nudity, not frontal. Use your own discretion.)
2. Buy yourself a journal.
3. Make your own notes about what you learn on a daily basis about what makes people…what makes YOU happy. Do like Hector did.
Just do it for yourself, but if you think your movie buddy would do it also, challenge them and then get a good conversation going. If your children are writing age, give them a journal and challenge them to the assignment as well!
1 Week (you can always continue if you want to!)
No need to go to faraway places like Hector. We’ve got a lot going on here. Strike it up with someone you don’t usually talk to.
I hope you’ll return to Cape Cod Moms and offer some of your lessons! Or, drop by at Lamperti Counseling & Consultation Facebook page and leave some comments there!
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