Just a quick update this week since I launched this four days ago (click here for details).
My list is 100% achievable if I focus on work/life balance. I hope I'm successful (or mostly successful).
Last week: I created happy by taking time to feed a friendship I value. We EACH drove about three hours, in the rain, for pancakes and a walk. How great is that!
This week: I'm planning to meet with a new friend and would like to pick the classic I want to read. There are so many books to choose from and I don't have a list of must reads... do you have a recommendation for me?
I have learned that you need to make an effort to be truly happy. Choosing to create a happy life vs being happy in the moment.
Happiness has a snowball effect.
After a few months choosing happy, and putting in the work to make it happen, I'm seeing a shift with family and friends. THEY are changing! Just last night a friend told me that she told someone "not to spend emotional energy on something they can't control". That's my tagline!
Reducing the daily chaos is tough yet we create 90% of it. Getting too involved in a family/friend matter, the pressure to start a garden from seed, worrying about our finances yet claiming we can't be happy without ____, etc...