Feeling Groovy

Feeling Groovy

How To Break Free and Be Happy

In our middle years we get tangled up in a web of debt, work, relationships and responsibilities. They shackle us to living mainly to fulfil our commitments. We are caged in, not free to express ourselves. Our spirit is confined, but this does not stop it from clamouring for release. Frustration and a sense that something important is lacking in our lives grows inside of us like a cancer. We know that we are not fulfilling our potential. Dissatisfaction can make us grumpy but it does not help us to see a way out of our predicament.

Over seven years between 2011 and 2018 the British Office for National Statistics asked more than one million citizens to rate their levels of life satisfaction, self-worth, happiness and anxiety on a scale of one to ten. Analysis of the results carried out by the Resolution Foundation found that people’s levels of happiness peaked at the ages of 16 and 70. In the years between people’s levels of happiness formed a “U” curve which reaches its low point in our mid fifties. It is only after the age of 70 that the average person starts to make up for the lost happiness that went missing in their middle years. See graph below:

Source: RF analysis of ONS, Annual Population Survey; pooled data for 2011-12 to 2017-18

It is important to bear in mind that these figures are only averages, some people do seem to be able to live the dream. Their lives appear to be exciting, fulfilling and full of interest, happiness and prosperity. How do they do that? Many appear to have ample supplies of money. Money can certainly oil the wheels, but it doesn’t, of itself, solve the problems that many seem to experience. Other research shows that money comes as a result good life satisfaction rather than being the cause of life satisfaction. In other words those who have broken free are likely to be enjoying what they are doing and they therefore earn more money.

Finding ways to break free from the slavery of commitment and life rules invented by other people so that you can express yourself and find happiness has been the mission of Self-Realisation Coach David Ferrers for over 25 years. David draws on his experience of coaching over one thousand people to show you how to break free and find happiness at any age in his practical and inspirational book How To Break Free and Be Happy. This is your ticket to happiness and prosperity. Grab it with both hands.


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How To Feel Happy

What you need to realise is that you have a choice. You can choose to be happy or unhappy.

This sounds almost too simple to be true, but it is true. Think about it like this: “Whose feelings are your feelings?” Yours, right. “Who creates your feelings?” You do, right. What could be simpler then than for you to create the feelings that you want.

Now, here’s the problem. You have an innate resistance to creating your feelings. You have an expectation that something has to happen in order for you to feel happy. You have grown up thinking that it has to be your birthday, or you have an exciting date, or it is Christmas time in order for you to feel happy. But this is simply not the case. All of these events or occasions are simply triggers that set off your happy feelings. The actual feelings are entirely yours.

You can trigger a happy feeling at any time, all you have to do is make the decision, “I will feel happy now.” That’s it!

This is what Groovy People do. We simply take charge of our minds and decide how we wish to feel at any given time. We don’t rely on other people or events to trigger our happiness – we do this ourselves.

This is just a short article you can get a lot more detail of how to make yourself happy from my book Feeling Groovy.


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Discover how to break free from the restrictions of your current life and free yourself to express who you really are.

When you’re feeling groovy you are happy, confident, enthusiastic and your life has meaning.

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