Three posts in five days..whaaaaaat?! It seems like this little blog and the act of jotting down my random thoughts with regularity is bringing me joy. What else is making me happy you ask..I suppose it’s time for a revival of a Helping of Happiness.
- Scheduling 15 minutes of quiet time in the morning.
This has been a tough transition – especially fighting the urge to automatically pick up my phone to a.) scroll through social media b.) check work emails or c.) flip open my worktop to continue A or B. Instead I’ve been stretching for five minutes, sipping water, meditating for five minutes, and spending ten minutes brainstorming various creative ideas.
Here’s the planner I use and I can’t recommend it enough! I purchased mine from Amazon but linked up to Nordstrom .
2. Reading..for pleasure.
The past six months I read anxiety/happiness/self-help style books in hopes of dealing with it head on. I shifted to reading..bare with me..Game of Thrones (<—nerd alert)..and have thoroughly enjoyed decompressing and notice that I’m reading more because it’s fun..and time outside of work should be fun.
PS..winter is coming..but really..sigh..
3. Trying new recipes because I love cooking healthy meals at home Monday-Thursday, it’s how I decompress and relax and the kitchen is closed on the weekends.
I love the two recipes from the SkinnyTaste cookbook (Egg roll bowls & Eggplant Stacks) and two from Fed+Fit (Bbq chicken potato bake & Panang curry). I’m REALLY into curries and asian-inspired dishes as of late.
4. Truly focusing on strength training to support my health goals.
Running was a priority but now with the half marathon done..I wanted a structure/plan to follow that I could use in my apartment gym that would take the guesswork out of the equation. Immediately the two rounds of online bootcamps that I participated in with Your Trainer Paige came to mind. I can only speak to Paige’s bootcamps but I’ve absolutely loved having the daily check in’s/accountability, personalized macros and workouts plus weekly check in’s. The workouts have left me SOOORRREE and I can’t wait to see my strength improvements and hopefully nail a pull up or two. Plus Paige is awesome..if I didn’t mention that already..she’s full of knowledge, positive and motivating!
5. Facebook reminding me who I was with and what I was doing one, five, and even eight years ago…whattttt?!
What’s making you happy lately? Any fun food, fitness or other random finds to share?