The Happiness Project – Day 10

Entry for Day 10 of The Happiness Project

3 things I’m grateful for:

  1. The awesome food I ate at two BBQs today.
  2. Spending time with two very good friends.
  3. That I’ve grown so much in the past two years.

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The Happiness Project – Day 7

Entry for Day 7 of The Happiness Project

3 things I’m grateful for:

  1. I was able to work from home today.
  2. I didn’t have to work a full day because we had a company outing at the bowling alley!
  3. My air hockey skills.

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The Happiness Project – Day 6

Entry for Day 6 of The Happiness Project

3 things I’m grateful for:

  1. My early morning meeting for this week was cancelled! Yay!
  2. My company will soon start offering a $20 per month gym membership subsidy.
  3. I have a really strong network of professional contacts that just keeps growing bigger and stronger as I continue in my career.

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The Happiness Project – Day 4

Entry for Day 4 of The Happiness Project

3 things I’m grateful for:

  1. I have a job that doesn’t require me to work on weekends.
  2. I was able to scale back my involvement in a club with no questions asked…and I don’t have to go to the weekly meeting tomorrow night!
  3. I have a job to go to tomorrow.

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The Happiness Project – Day 3

Entry for Day 3 of The Happiness Project

3 things I’m grateful for:

  1. I am in a position where I can afford to treat myself to fun things like going to a Cowboys game (with awesome seats!).
  2. I have a reliable car that gets me from point A to point B safely.
  3. My dog got over his separation anxiety and stopped barking like a maniac when I leave the house.

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The Happiness Project – Day 2

Entry for Day 2 of The Happiness Project

3 things I’m grateful for:

  1. I’m in a financial position where I can afford to buy a dozen baked goods and make someone’s day (see below). Also, I thought to myself again today – I’ll never be rich. Regardless of how much money I make, I will always remember that there are other people who need it more than I do.
  2. I’m still appreciated and valued at work…even though I’ve been slacking lately. This is huge. I started slacking at every other job because I didn’t feel appreciated or valued. I should really appreciate it back and get my act together.
  3. I live in a safe neighborhood that doesn’t make me think twice about taking my garbage out at 1:30 AM.

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The Happiness Project

A friend of mine met a life coach while he was teaching abroad last year. She helped him get through a rough time dealing with being homesick. She got him to participate in a 21-day program called The Happiness Project.

We were talking one day about getting back to regularly practicing gratitude and carrying out acts of kindness. So we decided to start The Happiness Project ourselves.

The program lasts 21 days because they say that’s how long it takes to build a habit. THP is structured in a way that helps you build a set of healthy habits.

Basically every day, for the next 21 days, I’ll be keeping track of the following:

  • 3 things I’m grateful for (never the same one twice)
  • 1 positive experience from today
  • 15-30 minutes of physical activity
  • 1 way that I paid it forward
  • Amount of time I spent meditating
  • Personal reflection

I love that this project will help me make it a point to do something for someone else, every day. It sounds like a lot but sometimes the smallest acts of kindness can make someone’s day in the biggest way.

I’m looking forward to this project. And to sharing this journey with you. Happy Happiness Project!