so this is my first foray into my own happiness project. inspired by erin over at artsocial, i decided to take the next steps to actually get started with a happiness project. i had read gretchen rubin’s book of the same title over the summer and it really resonated with me… but i didn’t do anything with the information that i had consumed. i just stored it away for future reference, much in the way a squirrel stores away nuts for the impending winter.
since 2013 is the year of kicking ass, it only made sense to dust off the settled thoughts and ideas and figure it out. i welcome you all to my happiness project.
first things first, is defining what happiness means to me. it’s definitely one of those things where i know it when i feel it. it’s the feeling i get when i’m on press and get a perfectly registered second color on the first try. it’s the feeling i get when i do warrior 3 and balance like a mofo. it’s the feeling i get when i do what i love. i wish i could put it into more easily definable terms but for now, this works.
i am working on my 12 personal commandments and my 12 goals for the year. i actually want to spend time figuring those ideas out. i’ve gotten into the bad habit of rushing things just to finish them so i can cross it off my list. it’s time to slow down and process information (this post by erin from design for mankind is inspiring this change). it’s also an exercise that requires me to be present. i have been trying to practice being in the moment and it’s definitely challenging. my hope is that my happiness project will help me to get better at being present and mindful.
i’m excited to be a part of the happiness project with some other really rad ladies. i’d love to hear about your endeavors, too, either with your own happiness project or with the little things you do to make life happier.
this is a blog hop… feel free to join us on our happy journey!