Finding Happiness

These past few weeks I have been reminded in many conversations and through blog posts, that only we are in control of our happiness.

I have many parts of my life which cause me upset and issues that are unchangeable, many years ago these would control me, they would be my main focus, many years ago I had no control of my Bipolar/Manic Depression, I can’t honestly say I am hugely in control now, but since having my babies my main focus has been them and their happiness is what has kept me strong, kept me going through life, that is still the case and shall always be, but I have realised I have to also do things that make me happy just for me.

So how to do this, my friend Sonia has started writing a new blog, all about Finding Her Inner Girl, the part of her that makes her feel happy and beautiful, I found this so inspiring, it reminded me of a question I was recently asked “What do you do for you each week?” I had no answer, I haven’t had what they call “ME” time for a while, this person suggested I needed some each week, I explained this is highly unlikely, our time is very stretched, but I did promise to try to make time for me, for simple things and grand gestures.

So today I thought about how could I make this possible, what would I like to do, other than sleep of course? As I sat at work filling in many spread sheets it hit me, I am a list maker, I mean on a grand scale, I always have approximately 20/25 lists on a go for different things, it’s what keeps me in check and makes me happy, a couple of years ago I started the Day Zero Project, if you are unsure what it is, go take a read, but quick answer a list of 101 things you want to complete in 1001 days. I loved it, once I got over the concept I needed to complete it, so I made the decision today to start a new list, to think of 101 things that would be fun, that I have wanted to do.

So here is my start, please leave any suggestions of what you would add to your list, maybe they will help to inspire me for mine and if you start your own Day Zero Project let me know too.

  • Get Another Tattoo
  • Make Malteaser Shakes
  • Have a Facial
  • Paint A Piece of Pottery
  • Go On A Cake Decorating Workshop
  • Visit A Gallery

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • Lucy

    Its so true that we have to take control over making ourselves happy, and as a list maker I think it’s a great place to start. I love getting to tick things off of my lists so having a list of things that make you happy is fab because with each thing you get the joy of ticking something off, as well as knowing that thing made you happy. X

  • So pleased that I have inspired you honey – I really hope you find/make the time for yourself and do something that make you happy! Malteaser shakes sounds heavenly xxx

  • I too have lots of lists going on and I have a great need to be on top of things and ticking them off as I go. I am not as organised as I’d like to be but it’s what keeps my life ticking over. I love the 101 things to do concept. We all need things to aspire to and things to look forward to. To me you seem such a positive person and it’s inspiring 🙂 x