Common steps and sub-activities

Reducing opportunities - what gives us pleasure?

The first step is to list out everything that gives us pleasure.  For example

Maybe I am a simple soul and the things that give me pleasure are a plate of fish and chips now and again, a caravan holiday in Scarborough every year, sex every Sunday morning, a warm bath every Friday night, two children and a dog.  I am happy because these things give me pleasure and I have no other wishes.

The opposite question ‘what is it I don’t like ’ may also help to show us what does give us pleasure as it will be the opposite.  For example I hate being cold, so the obvious pleasure here is warmth 

Pleasure

A plate of fish and chips now and again

A caravan holiday in Scarborough every year

Sex every Sunday morning

Warmth [never being cold]

A warm bath every Friday night

Two children

My dog

Brussel sprouts

Chocolate