Before I went to work yesterday, mom said she couldn’t pick me up on time and it was okay with me, of course, and it prompted me to being the book I’ve been trying to read and finish with me. So right after I clocked out, I headed to Target, which was just 5 minutes away from the store where I work, with yogurt-shopping and a Starbucks‘ Iced Caramel Macchiato in mind. I did what I had to and then proceeded to their cafe. Instead of getting myself a fix of my favorite coffee, I ordered myself a tiny pizza that came with 3 breadsticks and a large, refillable drink. I picked my spot in the small array of tables and chairs, put the book out of my bag, and started to pore over the page where I’ve left off weeks ago.
I have started reading this book called The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben early last month when we got home from our weekend getaway at Capitola, CA, same place where I found this very beautiful bookstore and purchased this book and two more, plus a shirt. I never really had the will and motivation to actually finish reading it, although I know it must be really inspiring, because for one, it’s a bestseller, and second, my fellow blogger Brittany got her inspiration from this book.
Going back to where I have left off, I felt a jolt of inspiration kick in and it felt good! I don’t think I’ve had this inspiring feeling ever since I got here in California, and I believe this is a good time to shake things up a bit, considering that I can pretty much do more stuff on my own now compared to my first few weeks here.
My idea is to make my own happiness project.
As ashamed as I am about this confession, I am unhappy. That means this project will definitely make me feel better! I am not lonely, like heartbroken-kind-of-lonely, just so you guys know. I just don’t feel that genuine happiness in me. There are times when I would, it’s like some electric cables’ spark when their fibers touch each other, but of course it could only last a moment. And I want to be really happy. So why not do this? I’ve nothing to lose.
So to give myself a little something little to start with, here’s an open-ended list of things that I want to start doing:
- Do the “One-Minute Rule”
- “Evening Tidy-Up”
- Exercise regularly.
- Eat right. Eat less.
- Sleep early, wake up early.
- Water over tea over coffee over soda.
- Read more. Write more.
- Spend less time on the internet.
- Challenge yourself.
Tonight after work, I shall tweak once again this blog of mine and create a page for the purpose of this project.
PS I don’t own that pretty cat in the picture
- What I’ve Been Reading: The Happiness Project (missalaneyus.com)
- Want To Have More Fun? Go On a Mission. (happiness-project.com)
- My Happiness Project – week 2 review (seaswift.wordpress.com)
- And so it begins… (thoughtautopsy.wordpress.com)
- Book Review: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (domestocrat.wordpress.com)
- Happiness Project: August (caregiving.com)