One thing I have gleaned from years of therapy and health coaching is the importance of a happy list. It’s basically what it says-a list of things that make you happy.
In all honesty, i struggle with this task the most, because of the whole concept of being happy. Don’t get me wrong, I want to be happy desperately. It’s the whole I don’t deserve it that trips me up. Having gone through most of my life being told I wasn’t good enough, changing my thought patterns have been hard.
I dutifully created multiple lists, but never did a lot with them.
Self care is vital. Every day I’m choosing something to boost my confidence and promote loving myself.
On my list in no particular order
- Wearing makeup
- Soaking in the hot tub at the gym
- The scent of vanilla
- Creating stuff
- Working out
- Being in nature
- Playing with the dogs
- Hanging with my kiddo
- Sky zone
- Mini golf
Having a tidy house
Wearing nice clothes