have you guys ever read the happiness project?
well in the midst of all the travel through these major life changes, i stumbled upon it in an airport on one of those lending program things (read it at one airport and drop it off at the next) and i grabbed it along with an overpriced starbucks.
$6 for a pumpkin spice latte? why.
something about it peaked my interest since, i had mentioned that i'm actually feeling rather blue than sunny yellow even though i've been so blessed with my dream job.
while a lot of the book doesn't apply to me (kids, husband) it made me think about my own happiness as i tackle this move and adventure alone. it terrifies me. but after reading the book, i thought, what better time to start my own happiness project! i love how she simplifies happiness and so that is what i'm going to try to do. and probably add some wine to the mix. i wanted to keep things i could do specific so i knew if i was actually achieving my goal.
1. happiness of the body. this one is pretty straight forward. i need to start taking better care of myself. i can't just lie on my couch eating canned soup that is slightly warm any more. (oh hey, what's up breakup behavior). i haven't worked out in weeks. snap out of it sister.
-work out five days a week in some capacity
-run a jingle bell run by myself, for myself
-track my foods in my fitness pal
-try a yoga class
-take a vitamin everyday
2. happiness of the mind. this one i equate to the sad and doubtful thoughts i'm having lately. you know the ones that take you over faster than miley's new album took over the US? and also not getting overwhelmed with all this change, which is hard for this type a weirdo (me).
- write something i didn't like about manfriend in my phone every time i want to think about him or contact him
-make a small to-do list every morning and finish it all each night to feel accomplished
-take scooby to a next level of training class by myself
-de-clutter my clothes, purses and shoes and donate everything i don't want to goodwill
-save at least 300 a month (seems small, i know, but orlando is really pushing the budget)
3. happiness of the heart. this one is about friends and family to me and just making my heart light.
-facetime my family in north carolina once a week
-join one or two leagues to meet friends in florida
-start a TV series and stay in one night a week and watch it by myself (scandal anyone?)
-reach out to someone (or a group) once a week in florida to initiate plans
-go see a new site in my new town with scooby every time i start to dwell on being alone and review it here on the blog
what do you guys think? what would be on your happiness project?