For as much as we pursue happiness, we may not be the best at determining whether or not we have enough of it… or what it truly is.
Though the idea of happiness may seem simple, it’s actually hard to pin down.
One of the first places we get confused is by assuming happiness is a constant state of being. But happiness is an emotion the same way anger and sadness are emotions. It’s natural to feel more or less of a certain emotion during different seasons of your life.
In the age of social media when you may be comparing your day-to-day with someone else’s highlight reel, it can be difficult to gauge how much happiness you regularly experience and how much happiness is typical for you.
Overall happiness can be affected by several factors, according to research from 2019. This can include:
- overall optimism
- enjoying activities
- a sense of purpose
- financial security
- positive relationships
Happiness is also highly personalized. One person may feel happy when connecting with others while another may feel their best when spending time outdoors.
What tends to be true across the board is that having a clear understanding of what makes you happy makes it easier to promote happiness in your life.
This brief questionnaire is designed for anyone who has ever wondered, “Am I happy?”
This test consists of 20 statements that relate to how you’ve felt and behaved during the past month. Your responses will help determine whether you may need to adjust your lifestyle or seek professional support.
A mental health professional can also help figure out if the lack of happiness you experience might be a symptom of a mental health condition and recommend treatment if needed.
If your lack of happiness is severe and affecting your daily life,you may find the depression symptoms quiz to be informative.
This happiness quiz is not meant to be a diagnostic tool. It will not definitively assess the happiness you presently feel or may feel in the future.
But this quiz can be a useful way to assess whether the levels of happiness you regularly feel are high, moderate, or low.
In the case of a low score, you may consider talking with a mental health professional to help determine the next best steps for you.