What? I know that was what I said at first. However it really does work.
One of my favourite take aways from Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project is that a part of being happy is acting happy. Playing the part of what you want to be is advice that people give you all the time in so many areas of life. Why? Because it works. Dress for the job you want, act professional etc.
Acting happier works as well, when you start acting happier you are training your mind to be happier with what you have right in the moment and and it becomes a habit.
Sluggish, tired from eating junk because I was always so busy me was not a fun person to be around at all. She pretty much just worked and slept and occasionally snapped at people because they tired to make her do other things.
A part of the course I am taking is fitness and nutrition and a part of learning about that is learning how food fuels your body. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. You have to stick with it though to get through the bad parts. The first few weeks of cutting out processed foods and cutting back on sugar were a nightmare, I felt like I was dying. DYING!!!!
I feel great now though and it takes some planning to work out days when I am busy or we are going out but so worth it.
So I got myself a bunch of fancy journals once and they have been collecting dust on my bookshelf. Cleaning my bookshelves is another one of my big goals this year. I have decided to use my fancy prompt journals for blogging. This one is my favourite, it is one of those ones where you have a question a day and you ask yourself the same one every year and see how the answers have changed.
1) What is your mission?
My mission for this coming year is to be true to myself and do what more of what make me happy and less of what I feel I have to (in my own head, due to imaginary social pressure not real things).
I rather like the things I like and want to just go with that flow.