Wrap me up. Unfold me.

October 24, 2016

I am currently cooking supper and listening to an audio book that my friend Rhonda recommended to me today at lunch. It’s called ‘The Happiness Project’, by Gretchen Rubin. When Rhonda told me about it I was of course excited. My life right now is all about this exact same project and I’ve always wanted to start listening to Audio books so here goes nothing. I’m not even 5 minutes in and Gretchen seems to be my soul mate.

“I always thought I would outgrow my limitations…. I’d read Shakespeare, I’d spend more time laughing and having fun… I’d visit museums more often, I wouldn’t be scared to drive…. I had a sudden realization, I was in danger of wasting my life… I saw that the years were slipping by. What do I want in life anyway? Well I want to be happy… but I never thought of what that would be.” So I’m not alone in my fear to drive and someone else worries about wasting their life?

She talks about struggling with her own nature and not being grateful for the beautiful things  she has in life. She is worried someday she will look back at her life and see all the happiness she had, but did not feel. I’m constantly tormented by all of the things I have in life and not appreciating any of them.

Like her I want to change the lens I look through. And like her I want to figure out what happiness is and how to achieve.

So I’m trying to think of goals that would help me work towards my goal of happiness.

This is a bit of a disjointed list that I am going to keep working on.

Be grateful / appreciate the life I have
Be patient
Be kind
Cook
See friends
Volunteer
Actively self improve
Travel
Cherish old friends and family
Increase energy – exercise, get more sleep (no phone or computer, or tv after 9), eat well / Mental energy – house and office
Career
More Outdoors & exploring

 

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