I reflect on the moment when I googled how to feel happier. After typing that I literally was like wait am I seriously asking the internet how to get happy? The internet. Yes, I had a SMH moment as well and a palm to the forehead. Now don’t get me wrong I am a positive person and I enjoy life, but there are some days where my mood swings are off the charts and at the end of the day I overall just feel crummy. With that it is not only affecting my well-being, but also those around me!
So I was scrolling through Instagram and came across one of my favorite local DC bloggers Tashira of, Politics & Fashion, and her post about the 21 Day Happiness Project. So basically it is about being intentional on writing down what gives you joy and putting it into action each day. To some it may seem like a very easy task. There are some days though that I am glued to my phone, computer, etc. from morning till night on the go and I realize that I did not take a second to enjoy the sun in my face, or how the trees sway in the wind, or listening to the lyrics of a song to find more of a meaning than just background noise. Ok, I know I sound very hippy love child kumbaya, but sometimes it is needed!
It is almost like I have blinders on sometimes to the beauty that is around me. So I started this project on Friday and so far the actions that I have done that give me joy is spending time with my family without having my phone out, going on a long walk, and creating new content for my blog.
Tashira created a free toolkit you can download to jot down your progress and daily affirmations. One part of the toolkit is writing down what makes you happy that costs little to no money. So I wanted to share with you all mine! Here we go:
- Meaningful conversations with friends and family
- Blogging/Creating Content
- Being on the water
Follow me along on Instagram stories and I will give you all updates on how the project is going. Would love to hear what makes you all happy, share them with me in the comments!
Staying dreamin and keep it real!
Photo Credit- Preethi Rajaguru
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**Could not find the shoes online on Nine West since I purchased them in store, but here is a fabulous alternative. Purchased the purse on consignment, so I found a beautiful Rebecca Minkoff alternative too.