Something I have newly discovered for myself is podcasts, yes, I am a little late to the party. I particularly like listening to them while doing things around the house like washing dishes or folding laundry because there are few things I enjoy doing less than house work. I really like things to be clean … Continue reading The Atlas of Happiness
“I've decided to be happy because it's good for my health.”- Voltaire As 2019 is upon us, many start thinking about the New Year’s resolutions they would like to make. Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project gave me the idea to dedicate each month of the next year to an area of my life and to try … Continue reading 2019- My Happiness Project
I don’t know about you but I find the Christmas holidays extremely stressful and have since I was 11 years old, but then again, I was a fairly strange kid. I just feel there is a lot of pressure for everyone to be cheerful and grateful and to get along. My family doesn’t really do … Continue reading Shinrin-yoku: a different way to relax over the holidays
" Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." -William Arthur Ward In the past month I wrote quite a bit about why to practice gratitude, here is a tip how to build a gratitude practice. Today I read about the "gratitude jar". The first thing that came … Continue reading A Jar of Gratitude
Here a quick tip for the month of December, go have a look at the Greater Good Science Center’s Happiness Calendar with every day of this month being dedicated to different ways to bring more happiness and optimism into everyday life!
reclaim verb re·claim | \ri-ˈklām \ “to rescue from an undesirable state also: to restore to a previous natural state” Reclaiming somehow seems so harsh, like something was lost or stolen, almost taken away by force. And I do feel like something is lost, maybe even taken away: my energy, my joy and passion… … Continue reading Reclaiming my life
I haven't gotten round to writing as much as I had planned in the last few days going on weeks. I had the idea about writing posts on the science behind the positive effects of gratitude, hopefully I will manage in the upcoming days- I have found quite a few interesting studies and articles I … Continue reading Gratitude Challenge- Day 11