This my first blog was examining how to get in the pursuit of happiness. This blog will measure to what extent you strive to be happy. Do you give up on things when they are hard or do you power through life and never give up? These types of questions are important to see what kind of person you truly are. Measuring the extent, you go to provide happiness will teach you a lot about yourself. How much do you prioritize your happiness? Each person’s measure of happiness will be different. It’s up to you to decide how important it is. You can’t let someone else tell you what makes you happy and what doesn’t. Another valuable lesson is to understand your happiness doesn’t need the approval of anyone. Too often we look to our neighbors seeking their approval like they put our shoes on in the morning. It’s okay to have others bring you happiness, but if you can’t bring it upon yourself you will never be truly happy. According to Psychology Today: By far the most common way that researchers assess happiness is through self-reports. Using multiple-item scales or a single question, we simply ask people about their level of happiness. People think about their happiness, and it is a subjective state, so it makes sense to ask them about it. Reflection is key to progressing your life. After each day or even week, it’s important to reflect on how the day went and how it could have been better or worse!