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Ready, Set, Jet!
How are you? I'm good, thanks. Really good actually. Happy and relaxed lately.
I've been thinking a lot about Happiness and what makes us happy? Or unhappy? Is it all really outside of us or is it simply a frame of mind? I took a business class once where we were instructed to list 10 things that made us happy and 10 things that stopped our happiness. The goal was to understand what we wanted and how to reach it. Here are 10 random (and in no particular order) things that currently make me happy.
I bet you didn't see that one coming, huh? Well actually as I have said before I don't really LIKE traveling, I like arriving. I like going new places, seeing new sights and meeting new challenges. So maybe I should have said I like adventure?
I like to create. Drawing, painting, writing, recording, etc. You get the idea. I am happy when I can give myself the freedom to create and my imagination is allowed to run free. Thank goodness I discovered this at a early age and found careers that led me further in this field. I really am unhappy in a restricted job. Happiness is allowing me be creative.
I really like walking. I like to roam around and look at nature, empty fields, cities, etc. It makes my mind and body both happy. It also is linked to #9 and #10. It seems happiness is like that. You find something that makes you happy and you discover other things that make you smile.
I'm not gonna lie, it makes me REALLY happy. With the 'net I can work form anywhere in the world, learn about new places to explore, stay in touch with my friends, order books and food! It's really changed everything and it REALLY makes like so much easier!
Easier life = Happiness.
Finding a Bargain
I don't really like to shop. I like to get what I want and go the HELL home. I like finding bargains on clothes, shoes, tech and fruit. Because I spend most of my money on those 4 things. Finding bargains mean I have more money left for Travel!
I really like shoes. I like high heels, boots, flats, etc. you get the idea. Shoes make me happy, I have no idea why, I just go with it.
Reading really makes me happy. I love the smell and texture of books. As a friends says, "I've never met a book I didn't like." Which may not be true, but I do love books and collect them. I reread favorite books over and over. I also really love finding a great new author. Books are SO MUCH HAPPINESS!
Working makes me happy. I feel productive, I can make money for the things on this happiness list plus I get to make other people happy too. Its a WIN WIN situation.
It makes me happy when I'm done. If I think too much about it before I will not exercise, I somehow will not find the time. So I often have to trick myself into exercising, but during and afterwards I love how my body feels. So thats a love/hate one.
I love plants, trees, flowers, animals, waterfalls, etc. As you can probably tell from the pictures I post on the blog. I like lush tropical areas, also swamps, gardens, wild places, harsh deserts and well any place outside really.
It makes me so happy to be able to just walk around and enjoy nature. I notice when I'm stressed at work the only real cure is to leave the office and go to a park and just chill.
I really don't think my list has changed much over the years. The same things that made me happy when I was younger still make me happy today. What about you?
What makes you happy? I'd love to hear your list.
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