Menacing Joy is a term used by Brene Brown in her book The Power of Vulnerability. In short, it is the terrible ordeal of tragedy. It prepares for the worst, even when it works best.
In addition to strategies like perfectionism and deafness, unbelievable joy is a common way to reduce our humanity, our receptivity. Past joy can occur when we experience strong positive emotions.
One of the results of his research was that people who called themselves happy had one thing in common: an active practice of gratitude. Brown points out that maintaining an attitude of gratitude isn’t enough to cultivate joy unless it results in behavior.
One of the symptoms of the loss of our ability to be vulnerable is that joy becomes frightening. When something good happens or we think about something we care about, we are forced to assess our vulnerability. Another symptom is that we choose disappointment as our way of life.
40 simple ways to exercise gratitude
- Keep a gratitude journal and add it every day.
- Tell someone you love them and how much you appreciate them.
- Pay attention to the beauty of nature every day.
- Take care of your friends, good friends don’t come every day.
- Smile more often.
- Watch inspirational videos to remind you of the beautiful things in the world.
Research shows that gratitude can have these seven benefits: Gratitude opens the door to more relationships. Gratitude improves physical health. Gratitude improves mental health. Gratitude increases empathy and decreases aggression. Grateful people sleep better. Gratitude strengthens self-esteem.