Use Sympathetic Joy to Improve Your Relationships
Episode Summary: One of the easiest ways to improve relationships is to celebrate each other’s joy whether we understand it or not.
Sympathetic joy is the joy we feel when other’s experience joy. We delight that they are delighted. We celebrate on their behalf.
When we are in the habit of celebrating other people’s successes and good fortune on their behalf, we increase our own experience of joy and reduce jealousy.
But more than that, celebrating another’s joy when you don’t understand it is a wonderful way of letting them see how much you care about them.
In this episode, Kate shares some tools for developing the habits of sympathetic joy and reducing jealousy.