Hope you had a marvelous weekend and are ready to take Monday by storm! I had a great run on Saturday with my longest distance since November. Eight miles felt great!
I’m generally a very happy, optimistic person. The name of my blog is HAPPY Fit Mama after all! My family makes me extremely happy. Running makes me happy. Life in general makes me happy. But there has been one area that has been bringing me down lately. A lot. It’s following me daily. It’s affecting my mood (crabby x 10 daily), my eating habits (hello stress eating!) and outlook on life. I’ve had way too many heated discussions as of late. As someone who doesn’t like conflict, this is not good.
Basically, I’ve been a bundle of fun.
Over the weekend, I had a revelation of sorts. My first AHA! was in spinning class Saturday morning. (BTW – Hi Meredith! It was nice to meet you!!) The instructor was amazing! Upbeat and motivating she was full of words to get you pumped up and feeling like you could conquer the world (or at least the imaginary hill climb that we were doing). There was a time when I was like that. Where did she go?
When and how did my glass become half empty?
I don’t like my attitude and it’s not the way I want my life to be. At the end of class, she left us all motivating cards to dare to dream big. Push for your goals. I left the class, energized with a renewed spirit. If I’m unhappy, it’s all up to me to fix it.
It’s time to add some water to my glass to make it half full.
The attitude was shifting. A switch was flipped just like that. I felt lighter just acknowledging that I was in control of my happiness.
Then Sunday came along and I saw a post about 100 Happy Days.
This was perfect!
We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.
71% of people tried to complete this challenge, but failed quoting lack of time as the main reason.
These people simply did not have time to be happy. Do you?
This is all for me.
At first, I wasn’t going to share that I was doing this challenge. But then I realized that I am not the only one out in the world who needs a little more happy in their lives. Social media sometimes can be the culprit of stealing that happy. However, I think this one might be different if used the right way.
Yesterday started my 100 days of Happy. I’ll be posting a picture on Instagram everyday for the next 100 days with #100happydays of something that has made me happy. It could be a delicious iced coffee, a sunrise, a smile, the first spring flower, whatever. If it makes me happy, that’s all that matters.
There are some things in my life right now that I can not change. But what I can change is my attitude, outlook and feelings towards it.
It’s time to get more happy.
Are you a glass glass half full or half empty type of person?
What’s making you happy right now?