How Much Joy Do You Allow In?

Please be aware - In order to get your score to get feedback in relation to what category you're in, you have to go to: http://thejoymagnetquiz.com/ and take the following quiz. Then you can go over your results and make plans to improve in relation to the categories listed after this Quiz.

 

The Joy IQ Quiz

1. I find Joy in simple activities.

  •  Not true at all

  •  Slightly True

  •  Moderately True

  •  Mostly True

  •  Absolutely True

2. I am able to be in my present moment without ruminating about the past or living in the future.

  •  Not true at all

  •  Slightly True

  •  Moderately True

  •  Mostly True

  •  Absolutely True

3. I make time to self-reflect on my Thoughts, Emotions and Actions (TEA).

  •  Not true at all

  •  Slightly True

  •  Moderately True

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  •  Absolutely True

4. I choose to focus on TEA (thoughts, emotions and actions) that bring me JOY.

  •  Not true at all

  •  Slightly True

  •  Moderately True

  •  Mostly True

  •  Absolutely True

5. I honor all my emotions so the joyous feelings flow more easily and freely.

  •  Not true at all

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  •  Absolutely True

6. I am able to give and receive love and support.

  •  Not true at all

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  •  Absolutely True

7. I enjoy my own company.

  •  Not true at all

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  •  Absolutely True

8. I nurture myself with rejuvenating and uplifting activities, people and places.

  •  Not true at all

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  •  Absolutely True

9. I can say no to draining and/or abusive activities, people and places.

  •  Not true at all

  •  Slightly True

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  •  Absolutely True

10. I know how to “turn off” the stress response and relax.

  •  Not true at all

  •  Slightly True

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  •  Absolutely True

11. I trust and believe in Divine Order in my life.

  •  Not true at all

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  •  Absolutely True

12. I am able to be spontaneous and flexible.

  •  Not true at all

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  •  Absolutely True

13. I have the courage to say YES to life instead of escaping and giving up.

  •  Not true at all

  •  Slightly True

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  •  Absolutely True

14. I have several, authentic, close friendships.

  •  Not true at all

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  •  Absolutely True

15. I am passionate and excited about life.

  •  Not true at all

  •  Slightly True

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  •  Mostly True

  •  Absolutely True

To Get Your Score

           http://thejoymagnetquiz.com/ and take the following quiz so you can get your score and see what category you end up in, Joy Magnet, Joy Builder or Joy Buster. Again, if you end up with a score that's not very exciting for you, remember, this exercise is only to help you become aware, if you're not already, of what you need to work on to get more of what you want. Here are the categories:

Analysis: Joy Magnet (Score 41 – 60)

 

Joy Magnets are Magical co-creators and have joy as a continual companion. Joy Magnets often:

  • Relish in the good in their lives

  • Are not afraid to take risks and go for the gusto!

  • Are living the life of their dreams

  • Stay motivated by faith and determination

  • Co-create the life of their dreams with wisdom and love

Joy Magnets also can be:

  • Motivated by adventure and “enoughness”

  • Able to experience a healthy non-attachment

  • Expanding and “in the flow”

  • Paying attention and not giving up

  • Experiencing freedom, spontaneity, heart opening, love and gratitude often

  • Using an “I can do it” attitude

  • Making conscious decisions based on intuition and faith

  • Utilizing magic, passion and synchronicity as fuel to their inner fire

  • Feeling expanded, joyful and free a lot of the time and when they don’t they know it is only temporary

  • Maximizing the joy out of simple pleasures

  • Supported by healthy relationships within and around them

  • Magnetizing love, joy, success and the life of their dreams

Analysis: Joy Builder (Score 21 – 40)

Joy Builders know joy much of the time, yet they want more. Joy Builders often:

  • Bloom where they are planted

  • Find the silver lining in the toughest situations

  • Accept the good and are grateful for what they are given

  • Accept a level of what is possible and are satisfied with it

  • Recognize worth and wholeness

  • Engage in self-supportive patterns: exercise, meditation, healthy relationships, etc.

  • Have the ability to rejuvenate and self-regulate

  • Achieve homeostasis within the self and able to maintain a “healthy balance”

Joy Builders also:

  • Know inner qualities of acceptance, satisfaction, relaxation, contentment and balance

  • Have a fairly balanced, healthy brain

  • Act with confidence and skill to move through pain in their lives

  • Are willing to strengthen joy in their lives by inner and outer change if necessary

  • Access their tool box of “joy builders” and feel worthy enough to use them regularly

Analysis: Joy Buster (Score 0 – 20)

Joy Busters often feel overloaded or disconnected, as if you have to everything by yourself with little support. You can feel joy, yet have a hard time accessing it. Joy Busters often are:

  • Motivated by fear and criticism

  • Urgent and perfectionistic

  • Feel they are “Never good enough”

  • Self-sabotaging

  • Living in non-supportive/abusive environments or help co-create them

  • Engaging in a lot of negative self-talk/self image poor

  • Motivated by lack or “not enoughness” in their actions/choices

  • Addictive or compulsive/poor impulse control

  • Greedy or neglectful of self and others

Joy Busters may have a brain stuck in trauma patters of fight/flight/freeze modes and may:

  • Feel “as if” they have lost their magical, inner child

  • Feel “as if” they have lost their sense of adventure in life

  • Not know how to “let go” or move through their pain

  • Have settled for a life of complacency and numbness- “giving up” energy

If you ended up being in the category of a Joy Buster, know that this category is a very common category for a lot of people to be in. Again, it's not more information to beat yourself up with, just more information on where you have to go from where you are now.

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So, what do you want to work on to improve your situation? Where do you want to start? What's preventing you from having more Joy in your life?

Again, the only way that you are going to be able to have more Joy in your life is to RELEASE those things that are Blocking your ability to Have Joy. Those things are the Negative Thoughts and Beliefs you've accrued over time, most of them probably originating in your childhood.

 

How can you RELEASE your Negative Thoughts, Beliefs and Feelings?

You Can Do It by Using Brainspotting!

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that are Blocking You from Receiving more Joy in Your Life! 

The more Anxiety, Stress, Fear, Depression, and Anger you RELEASE the

more Happy, Confident, Peaceful and Successful you will become.

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Dave Dodge, L.C.S.W., C.B.S.P.

 

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