Recently, I heard some great advice from the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, when she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show. She suggested keeping a “happiness journal.” Remember when you were growing up, you probably had a diary or a journal or knew someone who did? Most of us wrote in it religiously or just complained about what happened to us or didn’t happen to us. Well, with a happiness journal, it is a conscious effort to write down your HAPPY moments daily. It may seem silly but it helps to point out how fortunate you are and teaches us all to be more grateful!
Sure, there are days that are not going to be so good, but if you really pay attention, there is something (even if it’s a small something) in every day, that can make you happy or at least makes you smile.
Whether it is watching your kids play, or going out to a nice dinner or lunch, spending quality time with a friend or loved one or maybe someone paid you a compliment, or maybe even just walking outside and enjoying the sunshine.
Pay attention to the little things in life and nature and you will begin to notice how lucky and happy your life really is.
You never really appreciate things and people until there gone. Do not wait for that to happen!
I invite you to take the “Happiest Moment” Challenge and start your journal today!
All you have to do is get a notebook, or if you have a real diary or journal even better and begin writing today one thing that made you happy that day. And if you don’t want to deal with writing in a journal, attached is pdf.file that contains blank work sheets for you to print and fill out your 30-Day Happiest Moments Challenge.
Click on link for your worksheets: 30-Day Happiest Moment Challenge
Make this your happy challenge for the next 30 days and see how it affects your life.
Hopefully, you will begin to show more gratitude for what you have in your life.