Looking back at My Happiness Project
I pulled out my copy of The Happiness Project yesterday. I wanted to start reading it again. I flipped to a couple of pages I had dog eared and began scanning. I recalled a lot of what I was reading, but wanted a chance to put it into practice again. What I saw at a quick glance was all so good and applicable to my life that I had a brilliant idea to head back to my original blog post from 3 years ago. It took some effort to find it. I didn't label my posts back then (add going back and adding them to my to-do list), but HERE it is.
Tripp had been gone for 3 months when I started my own Happiness Project. Looking back I can't even fathom how I was even functioning let alone working towards being happier. As I type this my throat is closing up and tears are forming. I don't even like to recall the sadness I was feeling those days. It is still so sad that I very, very rarely every let myself go back to those early days. . . So I'm not going back. Not today, anyway. . .
Week 2 of My Happiness Project was very similar to what I did 2 weeks ago. It was all about feeling physically well and getting organized. I have been kicking butt on the organizational part of my life the last few weeks. I am not quite there yet (I still want to work at getting my house a bit more organized, but man I am tired and lazy in the evenings), but I am feeling really good about scratching stuff off of my list. I realized after reading my week 2 post last night that I really want to get back on the running wagon. I ran once two weeks ago. It was amazing. The weather was beautiful and it felt so good to have sore legs the next day. I know that sounds crazy, but the satisfaction I get from feeling my body work is hard to explain. I really need to do better at committing to it, but I'm not sure how. I think I may have to get Deena and my sister, Jes, to start bombarding me with texts asking me if I have done it. I need some pressure. I am good under pressure. What do you do to get motivated to work out?
I just went back and read week 3 and week 4 of my project. I know now that although getting hounded by Jes and Deena will be great, I need to make a mini-calendar where I check off working out, eating right and getting enough sleep. I need to be accountable and the best way for me to do that is to see it. So here goes. I am making a calendar. I will let you know how I do next week! ACCOUNTABILITY.