Monday 6 December 2010

My happiness project

Recently I found the Happiness Project online. A great website and I am hoping that Stud1 Santa will bring me the book this year so that I can read it and find my way to true happiness.

One of the challenges she has put out into the webosphere is to choose one word. One word that will encapsulate your vision for the new year. So I am trying to come up with the most suitable word. 

I've thought of  mindful, simple, focussed, love, happy, moment.  But the one I think I'm going to use is small.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller
So this coming year I am going to:

  • Be thankful for the small things
  • Not sweat the small stuff 
  • take small amounts of time for myself
  • Do the small jobs first - before they become huge
  • Focus on the small things (the now and not just the big picture)
  • Do small acts of kindness often
and the hardest one of all
  • I will become physically smaller.
I make this commitment every year and I have succeeded twice. But I always slide back to the plus side of plus-size. But I need to be the mum/woman/wife he/I/he deserves.

I'm not sure how I'm going to go about this. I'm already scared and worried about the process. But I hope I can do it! I think know I can.So watch this space as I try and formulate a plan... And Stud1 doesn't know it yet but he's part of this too!


  1. I love that quote! And I love your list... And you CAN do it. I used to be one of the most "big picture" girls ever. And it's taken my a long while to embrace the "Love the Moment" concept but it truly has been so liberating. My list echos yours xx

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  2. Good luck! Visiting from SITS, I hope you have a great Christmas :)


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