Monday, 26 January 2015

Year of Happy

I found October June's post on Year of Happy and decided to join in with it. The idea is that every month there will be a new project or activity to take part in and blog about, to make your life generally more positive and hopefully lift your mood.

These are the projects for each month:

January - Write a love letter to yourself. Write all the reasons you're awesome, write down your hopes and dreams for the year ahead, any resolutions, heck, write what you had for  lunch. Share why you're grateful for 2014 and what you want to achieve in 2015. Share whatever you want - it's your letter.

February - Go to a thrift shop or dollar store and buy the weirdest, goofiest, strangest things you can find - anything that makes you happy! Then, make a haul post or (better yet) a video sharing what you bought. Don't spend more than $10 and remember to have fun!

March - Create an inspiration board using your favorite colors, images, or sayings. Haul out those old issues of Glamour and go to town! Hang it somewhere you will see it every day so that you can feel happy and inspired whenever you look at it.

April - Make something that you find beautiful - it could be anything! A decoration, a dress, a cake, hey, even a baby! Share what you made and why it is beautiful to you.

May - Have a dance party in your room to get those good endorphins flowing in time for finals week! Invite your roommates, your parents, your dog, or just go solo - then share your playlist!

June - Do something you always wanted to do as a kid, be it skydiving, dying your hair pink, or even just staying up past your bedtime to read a book. Share what you did and how you felt to have finally accomplished your childhood goal.

July - Make your favorite comfort food from scratch, then share your recipe.

August - Find a way to  compliment everyone you talk to for a whole day. You never know who might be in need of a kind word - and everyone could use a little reminder of how great they are. Report back on how they responded or how it made you feel.

September - Use feng shui to give your room, apartment, or dorm a facelift. Change furniture around, redecorate, put up lights - do whatever you need to make your space your own. You'll feel much more comfortable and happy, and it's always good to change things up once in a while.

October - Buy something just for yourself to enjoy - it could be a new book, something you've been wanting for a long time, or something as simple as a candy bar, but don't share it with friends, kids, significant others, or anyone else - treat yo'self.

November - Every day for the whole month, write down something you were thankful for that day. Sometimes it is hard to remember what you're grateful for - and some days it may feel like everything is going wrong. But there is always a reason to be grateful for something. At the end of the month, share how you felt after the exercise, and some things you're thankful for in time for Thanksgiving.

December - Remember that letter you wrote yourself way back in January? Well, I want you to go back and read it again. Read all the things you wanted to accomplish this year, read about the person you were 12 months ago. Does it seem like ages? Do you feel happier? Did you accomplish any goals from your letter or did life send you spinning off in a completely different direction?

I will be kicking off tomorrow with a love letter to myself. Let me know if you decide to join in too - I would love to read your responses!

Today has been a normal day of hospital, working and eating. I learnt how to catheterise someone earlier in the day, and had a curry for tea tonight. All very fun.

What defines us is how well we rise after falling.

1 comment:

  1. Making a list like this as we speak, love the ideas!