I was catching up on the November issue of Oxygen Magazine on the plane, which I hadn't had a chance to read yet and I came across a pretty awesome idea in article. The idea? A happiness inventory.
So I am challenging you to try this. Taking a happiness inventory means at the end of every week, taking a moment to recognize 5 things in your life that you are grateful for. They can be anything: a person, a place, a thing, an animal, your awesome glutes, a great run you had, an idea, a fabulous smoothie recipe you found, finding a pair of jeans that make your behind look spect-ass-lar (womp womp! haha) or seeing an old friend.
There are no real rules to this game and they don't have to be more than a few words. It's just about taking a minute to think about all the reasons that your life is wonderful, even though it's often easier to focus on the things that aren't going right or that you don't like (your thighs? your job? the string of red lights on the way to work in the morning) I truly believe that happiness is so much more about your state of mind and choosing to be happy and see the positives.
So starting today I'm going to do this every week! This week I am grateful for:
- my sweet puppy girl who makes me smile
- seeing my Dad at the airport this morning
- lunch with my sisters and nanny this morning
- finding the PERFECT present for someone I love
- I decided that my shoulders look fit since I started training for triathlon. Go strong shoulders!
You can participate in the Happiness Inventory by posting your happy things on your own blog or commenting here!!
What is something you are grateful for or that makes you happy?
How are you sweating today?
- A run in my home town!!
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