Oh my gosh this
week month year just seems to be flying by! I’ve realized I have a few posts that I need to do follow-ups on from say…ohhhh…a month or more ago. (Eek!) And I had intended to do an Easter table post today. Yep, ain’t happenin’. It’s turning into one of those weeks where there seems like never enough time and I find myself overwhelmed and thinking, “Oh, crap! When am I going to get THAT done?!”.
I find it really important, especially in these times where it’s easy to get overwhelmed, tired and maybe even cranky, to focus on what’s going well. I’ve wanted to do a gratitude journal for a long time…years, probably. Focusing on the positive, good things in your life can really give you a new perspective and help you to realize just how many great things you have going for you! (You can read about the research behind that here, or you can just try it and see for yourself!) I had visions of an adorable notebook (maybe I would even embellish it myself…of course I would!), and sitting down daily to record all the wonderful things that happened that day. I think I may have even started a simple one, at least once.
But at least two things keep me from keeping up with it. First, I get busy and forget. It never becomes habit and I simply don’t remember. And second, in order to remember I’d have to have it sitting out on my desk where I’d see it and remember it every day, but if you saw my desk right now you’d understand why that’s not a good idea. And even when I’m caught up and my desk isn’t a tornado, I’d prefer to have it clean and clear. It’s not that big of a space so it doesn’t take much for it to feel cluttered.
Enter the Happier app!