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Ep 23: Toolkit '101': Measuring Your Personal Happiness
Episode 2320th June 2024 • The Big Drink Rethink • Anna Donaghey
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Your host, Anna, explores happiness and its intricate relationship with alcohol consumption. Drawing inspiration from the pioneering work of psychologist Barbara Fredrickson, Anna introduces a straightforward but brilliant tool, designed to give listeners a unique and quantitative measure of their own personal happiness.  

Anna guides listeners through an enlightening and reflective exercise, involving the creation of a two-column chart to evaluate how alcohol contributes to or detracts from ten core emotions. By scoring these emotions on a scale of one to ten and noting alcohol's role, listeners can gain a clear and objective understanding of how alcohol influences their emotional well-being.

Tune in to this must-listen episode as Anna challenges the conventional belief that happiness is heavily reliant on external factors like alcohol.

Here are the highlights:

05:40 Alcohol is often linked to happiness, we are conditioned by society.

09:35 Childhood innocence is lost as alcohol dominates adulthood.

13:35 Pursuing euphoria through alcohol, leads to numbness.

14:26 Alcohol can initially bring happiness, then sadness.

18:29 Seeking alcohol for happiness can lead to negativity.

22:39 Assessing alcohol's impact on emotions and happiness.

32:49 Feeling awe and wonder, and understanding the importance of love.

35:29 Check out the exercise on the website and get your discount.

About the host Anna:

Anna is a certified Alcohol Mindset Coach, trained by Annie Grace of This Naked Mind. Drawing on her own journey out of alcohol addiction, she now helps others explore and control their drinking. With a career spanning 25 years as a Strategist in the Advertising industry, she combines her own lived experiences, with great insight into what makes us tick and what influences us to behave the way we do.

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