Have you ever read the book "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin? I have not finished it, but started reading it this weekend. In her intro she talks about being a generally happy person, but she just wondered if there was more out there... and she starts researching happiness.
This was quite intriguing to me, because I am a generally happy person. I try to dwell on the positives... and I try to be encouraging, and in general I LOVE my life.... but there are some days - at the end of the day... I am just grumpy... and no amount of chocolate can fix it!
I loved reading ( and am still reading) about her approach to happiness.... but her thoughts got me to thinking - what is it that makes me truly happy?
Of course - my children and my husband are number 1
and my Quilting, and Photography and my Animals and my QOV project.....
On the flip side - those seem to be the first things that stress me too - how is that?
It made me think Judys Getting it Done project was sort of similar - it helped us to focus on things we want to do....and to keep us on track.....
As I was driving home ( from a rather trying place) I was really thinking about Happiness, and how I can make sure that not only am I happy, but how I can help make those around me happy, that I don't bring them down, and that I can encourage others. How can I incorporate the things I love into daily life, and make sure I am filled too.
The thing that popped into my mind first - was to work on being healthy. I am not fat, but I might be a little fluffy in places. I don't like to diet - it makes me sad - so I thought maybe I would try to figure out what changes I could make this next week to work on being healthier. And then if I was healthier I would have more energy , and then..... I could QUILT more.... pretty good huh?
So - diet - I don't know what I weigh - I don't really care...but I know that when my clothes get tighter I DON"T WANT TO GO SHOPPING.... I would rather buy fabric..... and shorts season is coming up.... maybe... don't want to jinx that....
Here is my list this week:
* Eat 2 fruits every day ( you would think this would be easy - but I like, maybe 4 different fruits.... weird right?)
* Eat 2 servings of salad a day
*Drink 8 glasses of water - BEFORE I am allowed to have a Coke, Dr Pepper etc.
*No Snacking after 9 pm
Mind you-I can survive on Chocolate, Dr Pepper, Doritos and cheese..... so this will be a big change for me. Maybe I will have so much energy - I will try to *gasp* exercise ....
Wish me luck....