Why I Quit My Happiness Project

Why I Quit My Happiness Project

April has come and almost gone.  There have been no Happiness Project updates this month for one very simple reason:  there is no more Happiness Project. I struggled with quitting my Happiness Project for the same reason I struggle to quit anything.  I don’t want to give up.  I want to see something through until the bitter end, whether I’m happy about it or not.  But after much reflection in March, I realized that this definitely defeats the purpose of a happiness project at all. I started my own Happiness…

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Happiness is a Minor Change Away

Happiness is a Minor Change Away

My Happiness Project has been on temporary hiatus for the past two weeks while I get back on my feet.  But I’m back up and running again, and so I’ve recommitted to my January and February goals.  From January, I am continuing to stick to my bedtime.  And even Chris is joining in on the fun now.  He gets bored sitting downstairs without me, so he has been coming to bed when I do.  It’s actually been good for him, too.  He even told me the other day he feels…

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Lessons I Learned This Week

Lessons I Learned This Week

This week has been a doozey, imaginary friends.  I had a bad reaction to a medication I was put on and have been shaky, dizzy, and fatigued all week, for about 24-hours we thought we might have to put Lucy down, I was basically eaten alive by a parent at a conference this week, Bean had a terrible stomach bug and threw up for two days on every linen and car we own, work has suddenly imploded, Chris has missed work so much in the past two weeks that he…

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Smooth Operator

Smooth Operator

Part of my February goals for my happiness project includes having a smoothie for breakfast during the work week.  So far, it has been going pretty good.  I’ve posted some pictures on Instagram (yes, I’m that person who posts pictures of their food…) and have received lots of questions about the smoothie operation.  I’m sure there are lots of other ways to make them, but here’s what I’ve been doing… I went to the grocery store and bought a few essentials – blueberries, bananas, spinach, a fresh pineapple, frozen strawberries,…

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My Happiness Project: January Recap

My Happiness Project:  January Recap

I looked at my calendar this week and was shocked to find that January was almost over already!  Holy crap!  Where has the month gone?!?!  Maybe I have SLEPT IT AWAY!!!!! In case you missed it, I am doing my own “Happiness Project” in 2014, based on the book titled (obviously…), “The Happiness Project.”  For the month of January, I focused on getting more sleep.  It was essential to my health and my happiness that I get more sleep this year, and I am happy to report that I am!!!…

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#OneWord2014

#OneWord2014

For the past few years, instead of choose resolutions, I have choosen a specific word that I want to focus on in the upcoming year. 2010 – Languish 2011 – Gratitude 2012 – Faith 2013 – Joy I started thinking about my word for 2014 in early December.  I tossed around a few ideas that really resonated with me, chief among them was content.  In 2014, I wanted to feel content and peaceful, satisfied and fulfilled.  And while all of those were good words, none of them really hit the level of energy I had about the coming…

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