Posts Tagged ‘happiness’ Archive

I Challenge You!

to think of something brilliant for me!

I sit all day at work and am not naturally a person who can do this. I like to walk and exercise and have the freedom to move when I want to. I LOVE my job, but unfortunately, in my position, I can’t do these things.

My fix for this is that I walk the back stairwell on my break and do little leg lifts under my desk. I’ve racked my brain and have come up with few other useful ideas.

My challenge to you is to think of useful workouts I can do at my desk, nothing noticeable, but something to keep me from going stir crazy. Extra points for thinking of something I can do for my core.

For incentive, I’ll send one of my cool hand-made journals to whoever comes up with the best/most helpful idea.

Fun challenge? Yes? Have at it! And good luck 😉

(Winnings is only for those in the U.S. Sorry 🙁  The Challenge ends Friday).

Happiness Tips

I have compiled a mental list of things that make me happy.  Some of the things are small, some big, and I’m always adding to it.  I keep this list around because I really hate being in a funk.  When I’m not in the best of moods, I’ll go down this list and find something on it that will help blow the dark clouds away.  I’ve decided to post a ‘Happiness Tip’ at the bottom of all my posts, just to make sure you all come back and visit me 🙂

Yes, some of these may not interest you what-so-ever and may not work for you, but then again, maybe there will be one posted that is exactly what you need at that exact moment.

Aaaand, here’s the first:

Happiness Tip – do something you’re not particularly good at.  The secret to the success of this is that you must already know you are not good at it.  Choose something you enjoy but don’t have to be perfect at.  My favorite thing to do, that I am not good at, is drawing.  I’m at terrible artist, but I still do it because it very rarely fails to put me into a good mood.  Often, I’ll attempt to illustrate scenes from the stories I write.  Most of the time when I do this people can’t tell what I’ve tried to draw, but it still allows me to see something on paper that I have in my mind.

Young Adult Dragon

My dragon

I drew this the other day.  It’s on the back of a pizza box.  As you can see, it’s not the best dragon you’ve ever seen, but it’s still one of my favorite things to draw.

So, go do something you’re not good at and have no expectations of yourself.  Just go out, do it, and have fun!