I think that having a week dubbed ‘Happy Week’ is a good one, considering that I am in the midst of exams and EXHAUSTED. I have asked some fellow bloggers to contribute to ‘Happy Week’ and I have an awesome giveaway that will start later this week.
I have come to the realisation, as I have spoken before, about things which make me HAPPY! I believe, I honestly do, that one of the core elements of over-coming binging, negative relationship with my body, etc. is re-focusing my life on things that I ENJOY and bring HAPPINESS…instead of doing things out of obligation, because I should, or out of punishment.
So, here’s to Happy Week. I’d love for you to join along. Perhaps it’s just a list that you write
- Things that make me happy
- When exercise makes me happy
- When eating makes me happy
- When living makes me happy
Focus on the feelings, the overall enjoyment you get, and what exactly you like doing that makes you happy.
You see, for example, running doesn’t really make me happy. I have always done running because 1. I thought that I should 2. I wanted to lose weight 3. I was punishing myself 4. ‘Everyone’ was doing it in the blogging world.
When I actually sat down to write out things that make me HAPPY, yoga/team sport/triathlons/dancing topped my list. Running was nowhere to be found. I do agree that sometimes you have to do things that you don’t necessarily want to do. However, if you have a choice..why wouldn’t you put more effort into doing things which made you HAPPY?
So..welcome to HAPPY week! Each day you’ll see one or two excerpts, photos, thoughts from people from all over the blog world. If you’d like..send me a list and/or photo and I’ll include it! eatingjourney at gmail.com
Part of my ‘Happy List’:
- Going into an exam prepared
- leaving a meal satisfied
- laughing til I cry
- a thought provoking blog post
- worship at church
- good coffee
- holding hands
- intense cardio
- winning a sport game
- a good college football game
- cakes that rise
- my grandma
- my family
So..what’s gettin’ your HAPPY list?
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