I was cruising Facebook a couple weeks ago and succumbed to clicking on a how-to article about happy marriages. Being a happily married person, I just wanted to see if the article got it right, or if it was a bunch of empty acorns. Unfortunately, I can’t remember who linked it or what the title of the article was, but the basics boiled down to one formula.
Expectation – Reality = Frustration
On the scale of life, when frustration dips, happiness lifts.
This isn’t a new concept. I can tell because I Googled the formula in an effort to find the article again.
What do you think? Have you noticed you are happier when frustration is at a low?
Perhaps I have low expectations (my writing) or maybe a high reality (my marriage), but this month, I’m pretty happy.
Is there something frustrating you? Do you notice a correlation between frustration and happiness? What are you expectations this month, and how is your reality looking?