Being Me: Week 9 (What makes you happy)

February 24, 2019

Do more of what makes you happy 

Being Me: Week 9 - What makes YOU happy

February theme - Before anything else, find yourself, be yourself and love yourself


Happiness is an inside job.

Happiness is a work in progress, a choice, and something we have to make time for.  It is a practice that requires you to respond vs react.  Happiness is a choice we make with every action we take, and with practice we can look inward, figure out what fill us up and quit blaming others for our unhappiness.

When asked what people want out of life, most often people want to be happy. But do you know what it is that makes you happy? It will never be the "things" that bring us happiness,  happiness is deeper than that. 

Start making  lists of what makes you happy, then you can figure out where to fit them in your life.

It's not the big things that make us happy, often it is the little moments. But it is up to you to create the space for it.

Often when sadness overwhelms me it is more difficult to choose happiness. Whenever those melancholy moments arise, I try to move beyond myself and do something kind for someone else.

As we approach March, create a list of things that make you happy and try to check off one a day...

That first cup of coffee my favorite mug getting lost in a bookstore
writing reading by a fireplace date nights
pampering shopping with girlfriends watching sunrise/sunset
relaxing in the hot tub family time Norah time
pedicure a walk in nature go for a run
walk on the beach glass of wine creative play
 pay it forward artists date  

After we lost Ryan I truly believed I would never be happy again and the proof of my unhappiness arrived in every new thing that came my way. No things could or would bring me joy or happiness, it was the small moments that allowed me to work through my grief and gain a new perspective on what is happiness.


 Themes for each month to journal, create or contemplate on your journey

  • January - The best time for new beginnings is now
  1. Morning routine
  2. Mission statement
  3. Create your YES list
  4. Goals, baby steps, tiny promises
  5. Putting it in motion
  • February - Before anything else, find yourself, be yourself and love yourself
  1. Take care of your body
  2. Meditation and solitude
  3. Food choices and ideas for change
  4. What makes you happy
  • March - All you need is tea and warm socks
  • April - Water your roots so your soul can blossom
  • May -  The difference between a flower and a weed is judgment
  • June - Believe you can and your halfway there
  • July - Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts
  • August - We are who we choose to be
  • September - Sometimes we can learn and study & know, and sometimes we have to believe, trust and hope
  • October - We can't become what we want by remaining what we are
  • November - Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
  • December - Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope

Mission Statement:  I will improve my overall health and wellness, use kindness and inspiration with a vision that creates  a community of giving and in doing so achieve my purpose in this life.  

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