I’ve been meaning to update y’all on my Happiness Project for a couple of weeks now, but I’ve had so many other awesome things to write about, it kept getting put aside. It’s all good though, because now I can reflect on how I did and hopefully inspire some of you who are doing it, or thinking about doing it.
In January, the goal was to Boost Energy. Under that heading, the idea is to pick a few things or several things that will boost your energy and make daily resolutions.
I think that my resolves have gone extremely well this month, and I feel proud of myself for being mindful of my goals every day, even though I did not always accomplish them. Even so, I did pretty well.
I decided to figure out my percentages for each one because I like how things look when they are all neatly wrapped up in numbers. So, I’m going to list each one and then give the percentage of how well I kept the daily resolutions. I’m going to assume that I will accomplish all of them for the next four days, except exercise, which I doubt I will manage to do on Sunday.
My daily resolutions:
- Drink 60 + ounces of water each day — 97 %
- Exercise every day — 64 %
- Be silly with Annika — 74 %
- Eat raw vegetables or fruit with every meal 71 %
- Declutter and organize — 87 %
- No sugar in my coffee — 97 %
I feel pretty inspired to continue making changes in my life that will better myself. I did have some overarching goals, but I found that vague, generalized notions don’t sit well with me. Instead, I need something to grasp at, something to keep track of, which is pretty much the whole idea of the project.
I found that my favorite one of these goals was decluttering and organizing. I’m a bit of a clutter bug, with hoarding tendencies. I found that when I swept through small areas of my apartment each day, places that bug me, but I never do anything about, I felt better. I felt refreshed and it really did energize me to know that my place was just a bit tidier.
Before this month I regularly got rid of things, but I never reorganized around the empty space, I always found myself filling it up again. So, to go with decluttering, I think organizing is a must.
I am also pretty proud of my water intake. It truly is a real habit now.
I feel pretty proud of my exercise, even though it was the lowest score. I knew going in that I would not manage it every day. So really, my goal was to think about it and try to fit it in when I could, so in that sense, I completed my goal. I’ve been a regular exerciser for years, but since having Annika, I’ve gone through spells of non-exercise that seem to last longer and longer. I really wanted to get this habit back.
For February, I’m going to have to get creative since the goal is Remember Love. You’ll just have to wait and see how I manage to pleasure myself. 🙂
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