You’ve been job searching for months now, and some days you feel optimistic and confident about landing a new job, but most days you’d rather just crawl in bed and stay there.
There’s a difference between the kind of happiness that depends on what happens to us in a day and a sense of wellbeing that comes from within. The first can easily take a dive whenever there’s adversity – and in this time of lockdown and recession, bad things happen. The second offers a sort of inoculation against these ups and downs. A Tibetan friend calls it being “happy for no reason.”