Over the course of these last 28 days, we’ve been talking a lot about happiness and how we can increase it and how we feel. We’ve talked about a variety of different things from how sleep, exercise and nutrition can affect our mood, to simple strategies like decluttering and practicing gratefulness. Tomorrow I’ll give you a quick little review and we’ll make some plans to go from here.
But today, as this 30 Day Happiness Habit Challenge is coming to a close, I thought it would be a good idea to take stock and see if intentionally focusing on being happier is making a difference. I know it has for me, but how about you? I hope you’ve been following along and giving the various ideas a try.
One of the things I mentioned earlier on in the challenge was to keep a journal. At the time, the idea was to practice gratitude and pay attention to the good things going on around us and the people we’re thankful for and to write them down. That same journal is also a great tool to judge how you’ve been doing throughout this challenge. Compare the earlier entries to the last few, or even how you’re feeling now. Hopefully you’re seeing some great improvements.
It’s important to remember that we go through seasons in our lives. There are times that we are overall happier, and times that are more challenging and sad. It’s ok to go through those sadder phases. Remember, I mentioned it before, but I’ll say it again – we need the sad phases of life to make the happy stand out more. Without the tough times it’s hard to appreciate the good ones. If you’re going through a tough time, that’s ok (and normal). Do what you can to make yourself and your loved ones get through it and then work on bringing the joy and happiness back into your lives.
What I really hope this challenge has given you too is the ability to be more aware of the beauty and joy around you. It’s so easy to get sucked into our everyday lives and troubles to a point where we miss the people and things that will make us happy. This challenge was designed to make you more aware of them and create new, positive habits that you will continue to carry forward from here on out 🙂
We’ll talk a little more about where to go from here in tomorrow’s wrap up post. For now, I hope this has made a difference to you and I’d love to hear how you’ve enjoyed it and what you’ve found particularly helpful. Leave me a comment, or post in the Facebook group. I look forward to hearing from you!
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