Aggressive Happiness(TM) – the Overview
I have been having a wickedly stressful year. Even the bright spot – Alvie Bean – is not without his own stress-making.
Things that I thought were long ago laid to rest have come up again. And lo! I find myself being NOT HAPPY.
So – a little over a month ago, I read and I decided that I needed a Happiness Project of my very own. But, as I am decidedly NOT happy right now, I need to be more…well…aggressive with my happiness.
So – I spent the last month building my own happiness project, and I hope that on October 1 of 2013, I can sit here and say, “Interwebs! I am pretty darn happy.” Because that is my preferred state of being. I am cheery! And realistically optimistic! And not prone to long bouts of depression and self-doubts and recriminations and paralyzing fear and anxiety.
And so – My Aggressive HappinessTM project.
Q1 – Relationship with Self
October – Feel Good: Emotional/Mental Health
November – Feel and Look Good: Physical Health
December – Look Good: Appearance
Q2 – Relationships with Others
January – Mama-skills
February – Wife-skills
March – Friend-skills
Q3 – Relationship with Money
April – Career Improvement
May – Budget Improvement
June – Home Improvement
Q4 – Bringing it Together
July – Learn Something New
August – Do Something Brave
September – Be Happy
So, because I can’t do anything without rules, I have rules.
Amy’s Aggressive HappinessTM Rules
- Be Amy
- OTC = AOK (seriously- take an Advil)
- A little is better than none
- Sleep more
- Read daily
- Spend less
- Kiss the architect & Alvie Bean every day
- Lay off the internet already
- Move every day
- Let yourself off the hook
- Only say yes if you really want to
- Be comfortable!
- Assume positive intent
And – just to finish – things that make me happy for days I need a pick-up.
- Trashy paranormal romances
- Early morning coffee
- A clean house
- Lush garden
- Feeding people
- Watching the Bean giggle
- Trail running
- Watching the sun rise
Stay tuned (ha! Like you’re still reading) later today for October Aggressive HappinessTM details.
GRATUITOUS BABY PIC