What is a Happy Journal?
The simplest definition is a notebook with pages filled with affirmations, memories, and dreams that make you happy. The point of a Happy Journal is to document and revisit things that make you feel good. Society teaches us how to feel bad. We are bombarded daily with discouraging images, stories of destruction and death. And it seems built into our own instinctual habits to remember the painful things in our lives in order to “protect us”.
This is a Daily Workout Plan that I have been doing for several weeks now. It can be done in 20 minutes or less. And even though I’ve been doing it for weeks, I still haven’t gotten used to it. I still get sore. =)
This plan is a modification of a plan I found online. The order of the exercises has been changed to optimize the time between each exercise, and work the related muscle groups at the same time.
I love to travel. I like going new places I’ve never been before. I’ve done more traveling this year than I have in the past 5 years all together. Of course, traveling means cars, planes, buses, and trains. It also means packing. One of the things that I dislike the most about traveling is shlepping my luggage around. And because I fly coach, and somehow always end up boarding with group 3, by the time I get to my seat the precious overhead bin space is already whittled down to a minimum.
How many times a day do you wish you were further along with your goals and objectives?
- Why don’t I weigh exactly what I want to weigh?
- Why am I not fit and running more and more frequently.
- Why aren’t I living in my dream home.
- Why haven’t I left my job in corporate for my dream career.
I understand, I get it. I go there too.
(You can’t get pulled over by the imagination police, you know?)
Rituals are a big part of our lives, whether we realize it or not. Getting up, brushing your teeth, making coffee… all apart of the daily rituals that are your life.
Today, however, is even more special than others. Today is the Autumn or Vernal Equinox, also known as the first day of Fall. Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I think back to when I was a child. There was something magical about the fall. While I didn’t like raking leaves, I do recall my dad picking me up and throwing me into a big pile of fallen leaves.