6 Types Of Joy That Makes Your Life Worthy

by | Jul 6, 2021 | Life

The feeling of Joy is beneficial to everyone. You will feel a sense of freedom, safety when something good is happening around you. Joy is a wonderful emotion. We cannot learn the creation of Joy, nor can we teach this. It all results from the connections you have in your life. It may be the connection with yourself, the people around you, and nature.

Here are some of the wonderful benefits of joy:

  • Your mind will become calm and relaxed
  • You will feel the positive vibes around you
  • It will make you a creative problem solver
  • You will be more resilient and able to fight stress and pain
  • You can do good for others
  • Promotes a healthier lifestyle

The different types of joy

The feeling of joy is unique to everyone. It can be classified based on experience. Here care about the different types of joy that are expressed in today’s troubled times.

1. Authentic joy

The joy which you truly experience is authentic. It happens naturally and is expressed flamboyantly. You consider this joy as a positive achievement. It is a joy when you accomplish something in your life. For example, the joy you feel when you are promoted or your lover accepts your marriage proposal.

joy of getting promoted
Getting Promoted

2. Momentary joy

This type of joy occurs when you experience happiness in a particular event or for a moment. For example, when you go to the beach just to enjoy the sunset or just taking a bath in the bathtub.

joy of doing what you love
Joyful Moments

3. Comical joy

This joy appears as a result of the sense of humor. It is one of the most frequent types of joy. It usually occurs during unexpected situations that we find comical. For example, you feel joyous when you hear a funny joke or laugh with others.

4. Intentional joy

It is a type of joy wherein you intentionally carry out a happy mood. You may be pretending to be joyous even though you are not. For example, when one of your colleagues/friends is promoted, you might be jealous, but you show an outward expression of joy. 

5. Retrospective joy

Retrospective joy occurs when you recall the previous experience of unspeakable joy. You usually walk through the details while talking to someone and experience that joy again. For example, someone has unexpectedly helped you, and you would have felt deeply loved or the moment you saw your child for the first time.

6. Restorative joy

This type of joy occurs when your feeling follows the things that are broken but getting repaired. Restorative joy can be found in apologizing to someone that you may have hurt.  It occurred when you thought things were impossible, but they are happening. For example, when you have a  feeling to recommit to a dream or marriage.

memories of joy
Joyful Memories

In this pandemic era, you are stumbling onto suffering, but the good news is that you can also stumble onto joy. It is one of the important things that make our life worth living. It helps you fight during the hard times. 

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Dr. Bob Singhal

Professor Bhupendra 'Bob' Singhal, has taught creativity by joy and right-brain thinking, is a renowned international architect, won major design competitions, has over 70 awards, publications, and media mentions, and served as President of the American Institute of Architects South Bay. In 2011, in his book Joy in Health and Happiness: Your Optimal Path to Success, Professor Singhal wrote about the transformative power of joy and helped readers learn to enhance their daily experience of it.


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