What makes you happy?
Not spending time with your boyfriend (cause like ya obviously that’s great and of course that makes you happy I’m obsessed with mine!) what makes YOU on your OWN truly happy?
This is something I’ve had a hard time figuring out in my early 20’s. For a long time, I was in a relationship that I let define my happiness, and I lost a lot of myself in that.
Now, I’ve been trying to find things that make me, on my own, genuinely happy. Things that I do for myself, and not things that are based on other people to provide.
This is something I’m writing about because it’s something I’ve been struggling with a bit lately, and may need a bit of a reminder about to myself. I hope this can help you remember a few of those things for yourself as well!
R e a d i n g
I’ve always loved to read. Since I was little I would get so wrapped up in a book and completely forget that I’ve been reading for hours. I love a thriller, comedy, or biography, but really I’ll read just about any genre as long as I’m feeling captivated by it. I finished a book cover to cover for the first time in SO long the other day, and it felt amazing. It felt so good to find something that helped me genuinely disconnect from the world, and also my phone. I went onto the library website and put my name on the hold list for a bunch of best sellers. I know, the library seems old school, but honestly it’s such a great way to get books and have another one waiting for you right away, for free!
B l o g g i n g
Blogging is another thing that really does bring me genuine happiness. it’s a really great outlet to write about just about anything that’s on my mind, and connect with other amazing Winnipeg creatives. I completed a rhetoric and communications degree in university, and have always enjoyed writing, so blogging seemed like the perfect fit when I was missing writing as much as I did during my time in university.
C l e a n i n g
Ya this one is a bit weird. I have a really hard time sitting still and relaxing. Trust me, that’s also something I really enjoy doing, but it takes a lot for me to just sit still and do absolutely nothing. Cleaning is a task that allows me to completely turn my brain off and really accomplish something. I love the feeling of cleaning a room and looking around and having it just look better then it did before.
W o r k o u t
There are times where just getting your ass up and getting to the gym is a lot harder then the actual workout. Once I get there and get it done, I always feel so much better then I did before. While working out isn’t exactly a passion of mine (wine, wine is a passion), once I do a workout I can truly admit I feel so much happier and ready to take on the day.
These are just a few of the things I do specifically for myself to bring myself happiness. What do you do for YOURSELF?