This month's happiness goal area is Passion. I am passionate about a number of things. Namely happiness, homemaking, blogging & reading. So those will guide this months' goals.
1) Read For Pleasure
My goal is to read for at least 6 minutes everyday. It has been shown that reading for pleasure for only six minutes each day noticeably increases happiness. Following October's goal of reading four books, I am still working on #4, which was Outlander, and this goal will help me reach October's goal, albeit a bit late.
2) Capture Everyday Life
I want to have my camera out and capture the "boring" everydayness of our life. I want to capture more smiles, more brother moments, more happiness. I also want to remember/write down fun & silly moments.
3) Blog Freely
After capturing my everyday boringness, I want to share it with you all. I want to feel free to write whatever I want. And I want to write about what I'm passionate about. Two things come to mind when I talk about writing & passion together. One is, the truth. The raw, ugly, sometimes uncomfortable truth (which is exactly what I've been doing since I lost my pregnancy); and I also want to share little known twin facts & bust myths that exist regarding twins.
4) Write Down One Thing I Love About Myself Everyday
I have had this list of "Passion" goals written in a notebook since last April when I started my Happiness Project, but especially in light of the miscarriage, I find that writing down something I love about myself is really important. I am doubting my body, doubting my worth, questioning my value and hating my physical appearance. With this month's goal being passions, I want to focus on things I love about me & I want to get kick my self rejection habit.
5) Play A GREAT Song Everyday
On Monday I downloaded a few new songs. It's ridiculous how happy some good tunes can make me. We have started listening to music during school; use music as a treat for the boys while they do chores (putting away laundry, cleaning their playroom); and I always have something playing while I'm in the shower. The right music can lift my mood and put a bounce in my step. So I'm going to keep the trend going this month and pump the jams!
6) Don't Save/Hoard
I want to trust in bounty. I tend to slowly dole out projects for the boys, and candles or scentsy for myself. No more. I want to use the cute stationary, wear the pretty jewelry and burn the delicious candles.
"Don't save things for a special occasion.
Everyday of your life is a special occasion."
-Thomas S. Monson