Recently I read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. When I finished this book, I instantly felt a connection to it on such a personal level. Overall, I am a happy person. If you probably ask anyone in my real life they will tell you, I am always smiling, and usually always see the glass half full. My Gramma Lisa is also the same, and I always look to her for a positive spin on life.
BUT… there are a lot of little areas in my life that are holding me back from being REALLY happy. And that’s the reason this book struck home with me. The fact that I could make some small adjustments to my life, and have some big outcomes seems really appealing… especially coming into the New Year and setting goals.
I decided to share this project on my blog mainly because I want to be held accountable for it. Sometimes it’s so easy to give up on resolutions because no one is holding you accountable for your actions. Here’s how it works, below I have listed my twelve commandments. These commandments are what will keep me on the path to staying committed to keeping my goals. Below in each month, I’ve set up a certain area of my life in which I want to tweak in a positive way. On the 1st of each month I will post a blog with more specific goals that I will be focusing on that month.
My Twelve Commandments:
- You do you. Or me do me!!
- Breathe more.
- Live outside the lines.
- Do it now.
- Ask the right questions.
- Enjoy the process.
- Schedule thoughtfully.
- Say no when necessary.
- Take time to do the small things.
- Failing is okay, just try it.
- Choose to love your people everyday.
- Make deposits.