This is a follow up to my earlier topic/ my first experiment. Asking myself to track the things that have brought me joy on a daily basis.
Here are the results of the last 5 days.
Day 1 – My husband playing music and dancing around with me when I got home. I was literally giddy with delight dancing around the kitchen with him.
Day 2 – Lighting Shabbat candles and just watching them.
Day 3 – Putting together a shelf for the basement and getting our offseason stuff put away and organized on it. Also taking three boxes and a chair to the local thrift store.
Day 4 – Blogging. Writing a blog and reading about blogging.
Day 5 – Reading Mari Kondo’s the Life changing Magic of Tidying Up and bagging up 5 bags of clothing for donation.
Today – nothing really. I had a bit of a lazy day being snowed in. I have boxes and stacks of items to take out of my house and I know exactly where they are supposed to go but the weather and driving are so terrible that I am not going to drive anywhere. I wasn’t really that productive workwise, but I also didn’t really accomplish much for domestic tasks. My husband got home and I wasn’t really feeling that great. I know this about myself. I already talked about how I am accomplishment motivated and looking back on my day so far, I don’t really see much to be proud of or joyous about.
Because I am so accomplishment motivated I can end up feeling really bad about not doing stuff if I feel I should have. Then my alarm went off. Remember the one time I said I was going to set to ask myself what brought me joy each day. Well I couldn’t really come up with something. So, I decided to do something. I decided to accomplish something.
I suppose I could try and change my mindset about feeling happy even when I haven’t been as productive as I should. Instead I honored my feeling instead if invalidating them by saying they were wrong or illogical. I acknowledged the source of my not-feeling great and I decided to do something about it. Since I have gotten so much joy in blogging lately I decided to go ahead and write something and this is what came out.
Guess what, I’m feeling better. I’ve done something even if this is small and not necessarily the most insightful or probably entertaining of posts. I did something. I wrote something.