It’s easy to talk about, think about, and harp on the things that upset us. Rather than appreciate our current job, we complain that the pay isn’t enough, that our coworkers suck, or that there’s no room for growth. We don’t give ourselves credit when we get a C+ in a difficult class. Instead, we complain about not getting a higher grade or blame the professor. We’re hardly ever satisfied with the way that we look and make ourselves feel like shit when we eat junk food. But what are the benefits of complaining? What are the benefits of thinking about things that upset us? Doesn’t it make more sense to think about the things that make us happy instead? I think we can all agree that choosing to think happy thoughts is the better option. So, I’m suggesting this: a happiness journal. This happiness journal doesn’t necessary have to be an actual journal, although that’s a good idea. It can be a blog, a note in your phone, an email, etc. Write down EVERY SINGLE THING that makes you happy! Here’s my first list:
- Sweater weather candle from bath and body works
- Body wash
- Milk chocolate trufflelata from Godiva (allow me to change your life with this one)
- Henny and cranberry
- 9:30 am (typically) phone calls from my girlfriend
- Handwritten notes from my mom
- A full tank of gas
- Pink lemonade
- Laughing with my sister
- Almost anything Nike
- The smell of laundry
- Being warm
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
When we take the time to think about all of the things that make us happy, we realize that the list goes on and on. If you don’t believe me, start a happiness journal. Whenever you’re feeling sad, angry, frustrated, etc., open up your journal and read your list. If it doesn’t put a smile on your face, read it again until it does.
The tryna be happy all the damn time lesbian