Put Happiness on Your To-Do List

Do you ever have days when you feel like you haven’t had a chance to breathe? This past month has felt like that for me (perhaps you’ve noticed with my sometimes less-than-punctual posts?) And checklists can only do so much…At certain point, you just need to relax. And the fact of the matter is, when we’re running on fumes, it’s nearly impossible to drive happily, so to speak.
Because I am on the dash, I’ll leave a quick and easy-to-read list for my fellow frenzied friends so that you can still get some happiness out of your day in the most efficient way possible.
1. Make a to-do list. Write it down before you go to bed or first thing in the morning. Getting your plans out on paper will help clear the clutter out of your head.
2. Write in a journal. Sometimes I just need to vent and recognize my emotions. When we get so busy, we start to function on a superficial level, forgetting our emotional and psychological needs.
3. Take a mini get-away. Spend time with your favorite people where you can settle down and just be yourself. Remove yourself from a hectic situation if you need to; it is okay to say “no” sometimes.
4. Have a heart-to-heart. Tell someone how you’re feeling. Empathy heals.
5. Put it in perspective. As they say,” this too shall pass.” Remember that the minute worries of today probably won’t matter a year, a month, or even a week from now. Be sure to put your time toward the people, activities, and goals that are most dear to your heart.
Keep shining,
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook

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  1. My 5 Daily Gratitudes:

    1. Calling Lauren: My best friend and I finally got a chance to catch up. Making time for the ones you love is essential.

    2. A catnap: I’m running on fumes these days and any spare minute to sleep is a treasure.

    3. Laughing with my roommates: I think we’re getting a little cabin fever with this rain and as a result, we find the silliest things to laugh about. There’s never a dull moment.

    4. Polly Pocket: I had so much fun dressing up for our “I Love the 90s” themed raid. The costumes were hilarious…Power Rangers, Powder Puff girls, and of course, the Spice Girls were all in attendance.

    5. Dancing with my sisters: Just one of the many reasons my sorority sisters are the sunshine in my life (never mind the rain!)

    Posted on 10.7.10 | Reply

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