I’ve been pondering this question for myself and was wondering if anyone else ever considers just what it is that they do to feel better, to feel happier, to feel more upbeat, to feel joyful, to feel like rocking their world to the core of it’s existence.
Most of the things I do these days are pretty simple (I’ve been told it doesn’t take much to entertain me!):
- find some sun and sit in it (or if there’s no sun, I google an image on my computer)
- ride my bicycle down the street (or if in Portland, across a bridge or two in August)
- brush my dog, trim her toe nails
- cook something (I don’t even have to eat it, just cook it)
- got to my fave place for a macchiato (or dream I’m there if it’s too far away to actually go there)
- find a dish of lemon gelato
- go to Disneyland
- watch an episode of Modern Family that I’ve missed
- dream of Crème brûlée in Paris
- go somewhere, anywhere, just go
- pick up a feather that some bird has left for me and stick it in my hair
- look for shiny pieces of beach glass or unusual shells at the beach
- etc. etc. etc. – the list is sooooo long!
Once upon a time, I would book myself on to a plane and fly somewhere. Or I’d go check out a restaurant that I hadn’t tried. Or I’d buy myself a new pair of Keens (I love my Keens!). But that was back in the days when I had a good-paying job with benefits, so now I’m learning to do things that are more cost-effective to my current budget. Some day, I’ll do those things again; in the meantime, I’m dreaming!
So, now, what about you? Do you have a list of things you like to do that gets you feeling better, happier, more cheerful? Are you stuck trying to figure out new things to do since your income, life situation, home environment, etc. has changed in the last year or two? We’d love to have you join us tomorrow, March 5th, at 10 AM Pacific Time on a free conference call where you can share the things you do and maybe get a few ideas from some others. We want to hear from you!
Access Number 1-218-895-0699
It is free to participate in the teleconference but long distance rates may apply from your phone depending on your service provider, unless you have Skype calling (about $30 per year to place unlimited calls to anywhere in the US and Canada).