Okay, I’m fine with my job but that doesn’t mean it’s not easier to think about the weekend and all the great things that will make me happy then. Or maybe you actually love your job and you are a little aimless on Saturday. Whatever the case, you can snap your fingers and change you mood in any situation.
I already planned to write a little ditty about this when I saw Gary Vee’s quote on LinkedIn today. It’s perfect for this convo.
“It’s starts with being honest with ourselves … and getting ourselves happy, once you do that you don’t have negativity inside to deploy and you start being optimistic and positive and that leads to results for you, your family and society.” -Gary Vaynerchuk
I like good vibes. I want to stay in the zone as much as possible, no matter what time of day it is. Aligning with the things that make me feel great sounds easy but what if you don’t know how?
The easiest way to know what makes you happy is make a list! (Yes!!! A legit reason for list making that won’t make me feel like a Type A psycho!) Sit down for just like 15 minutes. There were be little things and big things you come up with. A bunch of your items will probably be things you can do today!
Sure, you might have “skiing in the Swiss Alps ” down. I bet just looking at a picture of it will create positive feelings right now. This makes me pretty darn happy and I’m excited for a chance to bask in the sun on a snowy mountaintop. It doesn’t matter if I don’t have a trip scheduled. The universe knows how much I appreciate this example so it bring more of that for me to enjoy.
I know this is surprisingly tough for some to pinpoint so I’m sharing a semi-short list of my own happy triggers.
Giving someone a gift: I get sooo excited to give presents and find myself constantly buying little things for others or baking them cupcakes like this display I put together last year for co-workers. It was probably more fun for me than they got out of it!
Drinking diner coffee: Diners are so classic and dependable. Pancakes, bacon, and coffee refills-my standard order no matter what time of day!
Watching 17 Again – specifically this scene (You’re welcome!): I have Zac dibs. My love has not wavered ever since 11th grade when I saw High School Musical…yes, I was still watching the Disney channel in high school.
Singing in the car – bonus points for songs from Glee: They have the best versions of pop songs that are literally made for sing alongs!
Having manicured nails: I’ve tried to convince myself it doesn’t bother me to have raggedy nails but, wow, do I feel better about myself when they’re done.
Wouldn’t these be adorable for winter??(source)
Fresh flowers around: Walking into a room and seeing blooming flowers is a huge mood lifter. I’ve bought cheaper bouquets at Giant for like $3.99 and they’re gorgeous. I don’t need to have a dozen red roses on my dining room table every day. Tulips like this at Whole Foods are my favorites.
Disney World: I’m still so obsessed with it and need to go back ASAP. It really is like magic there. Every detail is tailored to Disney and making you feel like you’re a kid again.
Perfectly cut bangs: It’s tough living the life of a wavy-haired curl with a five-finger forehead. Bangs are a necessity so when they’re great…They. Are. Great.
My forever #hairgoals – Dakota Johnson.(source)
Flannel shirts *see lumberjack attraction: Wearing flannel myself is cozy and cute and makes me think of cold weather, but it’s even better on a guy. How about we go super dorky and wear matching shirts? I’m down.(source)
Creating something -anything, really!: Baking, crocheting a scarf, coloring a picture, whatever. Creating makes me feel powerful. I put something new out into the world, like this tie-dyed shirt.
Giggling: It could be a friend and me laughing or just witnessing a little kid doing it!
Write a quick list for yourself. I know you can do it!
Comment and tell me something that gets you back to happy!