Thoughts, Tips, Ideas and Tricks to live your best life
If there is something you want to improve, the first step is to track it. This tactic is most commonly used with finances and weight loss, but it can apply to anything. Its true, if you want to improve your finances or health, just in tracking what you do you will automatically improve because you do or don't want to write it down. I have heard about tracking your happiness before, but to me it was kind of an abstract concept.
We all have access to google calendar, or just a regular calendar I decided to start tracking how happy I feel. I went into my google calendar, and created a "new calendar" for each rating, 1-10. I color coded it, because I like color, I like how pretty my calendar is full of pretty colors! On average I rate myself as a 6-8 for my own happiness level. But I want to get to an average of 9-10 every day.
I have been trying to do things to raise my happiness level, but I didn't feel like it was working. Now with the new year, I am determined to make this year, the best year yet, but how? I am going to track it. My determination came because the other day I had a 10 day. It was amazing, I felt so wonderful. I organized/cleaned my place for 5 hours. This is something I do once a month, but this time I also hired a house cleaner during that chunk of time. I hate cleaning, so it was really nice for someone to clean, while I organized my stuff, and dealt with things that I have been needing to get to. I felt so incredible when we were finished. I felt so loved, and compassion for myself! And I realized I do actually need help, my life is way too busy for me, I deserve help.
So now I am tracking each day. Eventually I will see a pattern, I will notice if the things that make my life a 9-10 are things that I can control, or things I can't control. I will notice what I do that makes me feel good and not so good, and then intentional do more of those things that make me feel good, or put myself in environments that make me feel great. After a month, I'll post my progress.
I am also noting the different factors that contribute to how great I feel or not, like if I slept well, or what I ate/drank. You can add a comment below the "title" where I have my rating.
I would encourage you to do the same thing. It won't take long for you to just jot down your rating for the day, if you have google calendar in your phone, it will take you one minute to rate your day, once you have the different tabs set up.
So here is to the best year yet!
Love and happiness to all of you!
I'm very passionate about a lot of things, often trying to incorporate all of it into my life!