Iowa State of Mind reflection: Maggie Curry

I liked having things to focus on to help figure out whether that thing affected my happiness. I really enjoyed having nightly walks, and the meditation was relaxing when I was guided through it. I’d like to keep doing both, but probably save the meditation for really stressful weeks.

I also realized I only get happiness from kind acts if I’m doing it as part of a community, and can have that interaction and response from the people I help or the people I’m doing it with. Doing this made me realize a lot of my happiness comes from people – and I need to make more time for them in my life if I want to be happier.