Being kind to myself by committing to this project and becoming a happier me:
Eeek! My first day. And I’ve no idea what to write.
OK Helen, take a deep breath in… and out… that’s better.
Sooooo, here I am: embarking on my 100 days of happy project.
I think I want to kick off this project by being grateful that I’ve decided to do it! That I am committing to my quest to being a happier me.
Doing a project like this has been on my mind for quite a while and I’ve been inspired by the 100 days challenges that have been popping up recently.
Happiness means different things to different people. For me it’s about feeling more positive, being content with my life, being the best friend/daughter/sister/auntie I can be, improving my health, and simply, because it feels good. I say a big fat YES to all of the above! Life is too short to be unhappy.
So, after a bit of digging to look for inspiration on how to carry out this project, I came across ‘The Happiness Challenge’ workbook – (a collaboration by Action for Happiness and Headspace to support a feature on happiness by BBC Breakfast in January 2011).
It gives me a good starting point and suggests three simple actions to try in my daily life: being mindful – do less and notice more; being grateful – remember the good things, and being kind – do things for others. It also has great ideas and suggestions with questions to answer and sections to complete – making it easy to track changes you experience.
So with this in mind, my happy for today is being kind to myself by committing to this project and being a happier me.