Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Day of Happiness

Do you know what today is?  It's....



I hope you're all having a wonderful day and finding ways to focus on happiness more than anything else.  I've made a few choices differently today to make myself happier.

1. When I woke up this morning, I didn't hit snooze.  Instead, I laid in bed, grabbed the book I had been reading since Monday, and finished it.  I was really wanting to know what happened to the main character and decided the 30 minutes in bed, reading was better spent then trying to put on makeup and surfing facebook.  (This also meant that I ignored the dirty dishes that have taken over my kitchen.  I haven't been home to cook since Monday, so they've been sitting since Monday and Jim keeps promising to do them.  Instead of stressing, I'm leaving them, he'll get to them when he gets to them, otherwise we won't have clean dishes to make dinner tonight and I don't really care.  Why stress about what we can't change?)

2.  I took a different route to work.  There was a major accident on 78 this morning and luckily I saw it before having to sit in grid lock for God knows how long.  Take in alternate route got me to work even earlier and way less stressed than I usually arrive.  I may be taking this way again tomorrow.

3. Since I was earlier, I had to time to get a cup of coffee and really get comfortable at my desk before having to log into the phones and start checking emails.  Ever since I was a kid, I've had trouble with rushing into my day.  In the morning, I need peace and quiet, and calm, otherwise I set myself up to be frazzled by noon.  Finally, today, I got that.

4.  I'm treating myself to lunch. I generally work through lunch or go out just long enough to grab something.  Today, I'm logging out for the whole 60 minutes, I don't know what I'll do or where I'll go, but I can tell you I certainly won't be working, and that's what most important.

5.  I've already decided we're having pasta with pepperoni sauce for dinner.  Jim doesn't really care for it, but it's one of my favorite things to eat and cook (it really couldn't be much easier to prepare) so that's what we're having.  I usually cook what he wants, but I'm being selfish and making today about my happiness, his happiness was sitting at home watching TV all day.  It's my turn.

6.  And finally, tonight I've decided I'm not watching anything else until we finally watch Catching Fire.  I've wanted to see it since it premiered in November, I read all the books in a week back in early 2013, it's time.  I refuse to wait any longer and getting to see it will be the perfect happy ending to my happy day. 

I realize a lot of my happy moments are incredibly selfish but sometimes you need to think about yourself before you think of others.  I'm generally the last person on my list of concerns, and it gets exhausting, today I will be happy because of me, myself, and I, and no one else.

What are you doing to be happy today?

8 comments:

  1. Sometimes you need to be a little selfish! Don't feel bad about that - just sounds like you need a little "me time." #3 is so important! At my old job, I told people my office hours were 10-4 just so I'd have that first hour to check emails, listen to voicemails and get myself ready for the day to see clients and then have the last hour of the day to get everything organized for the next day. I feel like it is so important to leave your work space and come back to it with a clear head and actually be ready to take the day on, instead of feeling rushed in and rushed out. Also, Catching Fire is AMAZING!!! I haven't read the books yet, because I like feeling the suspense in the movie, and it was so good! Hope you enjoy it and your pepperoni sauce dinner tonight!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels this way! Thank you!

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  2. Number 2 happened to me today and it made my morning commute. Two accidents within 2 miles of each other. It snowed so I guess that freaked people out. I live in Chicago so not sure why it would freak people out. I learned a new way to work and had time to rock out to some new music! Enjoy Catching Fire! It is awesome!! The ending... amazing!

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    1. It's still snowing in Chicago? Oh my goodness! Stay warm, and stay safe! I love that you were able to enjoy some music on your ride in! Having good music turned up is the best way to drive!

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  3. There's nothing wrong with taking some time for yourself. Taking care of you means you can be better for everyone else.

    So glad I'm not the only one with dishes in the sink. I'll deal with mine later but it made me happy to ignore them for a bit.

    Catching Fire was great! Thus far, I'm really pleased with the adaptation of the books (you know, except for leaving out or changing important details but at least they keep that missing information consistent).

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    1. Generally, I do the dishes in the morning before work but this week I was sick and then wasn't home because I was busy, so they can sit, they're not hurting anyone. I loved the Hunger Games books and was not thrilled with the first movie when it first came out. I rewatched it this weekend and enjoyed it a lot more so I'm ready for Cathing Fire.

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  4. Well you put a big smile on my face with this one. Have a nice day!

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