My Happiness Project

I’m going to post something a little new today, so you guys don’t think I totally abandoned you. I have a lot of great book reviews on the way – don’t you worry about that.

But to be honest, recently, I’ve found myself with a bout of depression, and I just can’t find the will to read a book, let alone write anything. And that is just not okay with me. I’m supposed to be a strong, independent woman who can take care of herself, but I haven’t been eating or sleeping much and been feeling completely hopeless. I need to work on my own happinessΒ for a bit so I can get back to my normal, positive, motivated self.

Making lists and even writingΒ this post is already making me feel more productive, so instead of sitting in bed and wallowing in self-pity, I’m going to make myself a list of things that I can do in order to help lift myself out of this gaping hole of sadness.

  1. Fill my Instagram with little things that make me happy. This morning I posted a photo of my not-winter boots. Little things to remind me that life is good.
  2. Spend time with my friends. I guess I’ve felt cut off from so many people recently, and would like to re-establish these friendship connections, and make new friendships, so I don’t feel so alone.
  3. Indulge in relaxing activities. Adult colouring books, drinking tea, meditation, walks in the park. Instead of jumping into new hobbies right away, I want to just take the time to ground myself again.

There are more ideas, but those are kind of what I’m working on now.

Do you have any suggestions for how to find yourself and stay grounded? What do you do to stay happy? Are there any inspiring books I should be reading right now?

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2 thoughts on “My Happiness Project

  1. Naomi says:

    I’m hoping your happiness project works for you. It sounds like an excellent start!
    It used to help my husband to watch or listen to something funny – even stupid funny (he loves watching the candid camera videos on you-tube).

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