What Makes You Happy?

This life is short and the time we get here will pass quickly.  So now and again it’s always good to check in and make sure you are doing things that make you happy.  When was the last time you had a good belly laugh?
   And it’s unrealistic to assume that everyone can just change jobs.  But if you don’t like your job, what can you change to make it better for you while you are there?  And what can you do when you are away to reinvigorate yourself before you return the next day? 

I know I’m lucky to love my job because not everyone does.

Here are some of the things that make me happy:
·         Having a goal; something I’m working toward
·         Total relaxed time to do nothing (RARE)
·         Movement (hiking, kayaking, running, trying new things and experimenting with what my body can do)
·         A good movie
·         Resting on a blanket in the sun (for a little while)
·         A back rub or a foot rub, basically having anything rubbed
·         Chocolate
·         A good night’s sleep
     Being Silly (see photo above as example)
Here are some things that often bring full belly laughs:
·         Playing setback with friends
·         Playing celebrity (kind of like a charades game)
·         Wedding Crashers
·         Good comedy—some current favorites : Ben Elton and Louis CK
·         When I make certain mistakes (sometimes screw ups and misunderstandings are just plain funny)

About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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