Mi Happiness Project (part 1)

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I read the Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and I’ve decided to create my own Happiness Project this year just to give me a constant nudge to think about what makes me happy and a reminder to keep doing those things.

Project begins by identifying personal commandments that you use or want to adopt for your life that encourage your own kind of happiness. Here are mine:

  1. Be the kind of woman I want my daughters to be
  2. Go Outside
  3. Forget the Past
  4. Let go, Let God
  5. Stay In Touch
  6. Fail often
  7. I am always more than enough
  8. Be silly, be playful
  9. First, mother yourself
  10. Be a haven, a sanctuary
  11. Create
  12. Be a treasure house of good memories
  13. Smile to yourself
  14. What other people think of me is none of my business
  15. There are no wrong choices
  16. All the heavy things, just let them go
  17. I am not a victim, I am a Creator of my beautiful life.

I like to look at these commandments at the beginning of the day or when I am feeling sad or stressed out.

Next step: Identify 12 areas from your life where you want to be more happy and fulfilled.

What are your personal commandments?



Getting Started

Getting started is the hardest most difficult thing for me to do. I make every excuse in the book so I don’t start, I’m seriously the queen of excuses, especially when it comes to myself. I love caring for others, no this is not an excuse. I don’t put myself first because I want others to feel and do amazing. I’m not saying I’m not worth it but for some reason I find it a lot harder to do things for myself, hence, getting started is out of the question. Laziness is also a reason for not getting started. Just thinking about the time I have to put in, in order to accomplish what I want to do and where I want to be in life sounds like a lot of work. Even this blog is taking a backseat because of my laziness but I made a promise to myself and my sisters. I entered this project so it would encourage me to get started. So my solution for now is baby steps; starting with this blog. Look! I did it, my first official post done! I deserve some pan! –Nene