I did this project a few years ago and loved the reset. This coming weekend we’re heading to Disneyland for Ellie’s first dance competition. So it seemed like the perfect week to do it again. Who wants to join me in finding our happy?
I’ve said it before and I truly believe we create our own happiness. You are the only person that has control over your happiness. I also believe that if you are miserable you only have yourself to blame. If there is something in your life that is effecting your mood… change it!
Let’s be realistic, we all have bad days. It’s healthy to have a bad day now and then. That doesn’t mean everyday has to be a bad day.
When someone cuts you off, rather than screaming at them, why not just brush it off to their mistake and be done with it. Is it really worth the aggravation?
Encounter a grumpy person, why not smile at them and wish them better day. You can only blame yourself if you let them get to you.
If someone has done something to irritate you, think before you react. Is it really worth the stress? If all you do is complain about your situation, do you really have anyone to blame but yourself?
Someone on Facebook getting on your nerves? Hide them! Eliminate that frustration.
Like last time, I’m going to be realistic about this challenge. I do not think all you have to do is snap your fingers and everything will be great. It’s a process. So why don’t we break it down into daily challenges this week.
Count how many times you say something negative or roll your eyes at someone. Even if it’s just a bad driver comment or you roll your eyes at someone’s Facebook status update. At the end of the day, write that number down. Now imagine that was the number of times someone said something negative about you in a day.
Not such a nice feeling, is it. Keep that number with you all week.
Every time you say something negative about someone, try and say 2 things positive about them, even if it just to yourself.
Do something nice for someone. Take a coffee to your child’s teacher, buy the guy behind you at Starbucks in line a coffee or send someone flowers just because.
Try and tell a positive story rather than a negative one. Instead of “I had such a bad day at work because…” try “I really enjoyed hearing my favorite song on the radio.” I know, it sounds totally corny, but trust me on this one.
Take pictures of 3 things that make you happy. Even if it’s just a song on the radio.
Try and catch yourself before you say something horrible about the lady who cut in front of you at the supermarket. Find something positive to say about her, maybe it’s her shoes, or hair color. Anything.
Buy yourself a bouquet of flowers and place them where you can see them all day.
Pull out the number from Monday. Take that number and compliment that many people today.
I’d love to hear how your week went and see your pictures. I’ll be sharing my updates and pictures on Rock On Mommies Facebook page.