Here we are half way through the happiness project. Time is absolutely flying! At this point I would like to say that the project is going ok, just ok. I really need to up my game for the second half. Every time I read a new chapter, I agree almost 100% with what Gretchen says, it goes smoothly for a couple of weeks and then things start to nose-dive a bit, and if they don’t start to go under, I find myself focusing only on that months’ goal and forgetting almost everything I had previously worked on. Sigh. Nevertheless, this is the happiness project and I cannot leave such instances defy me. They say a leopard cannot change its spots but this is not entirely true as we can make some significant changes to both ourselves and our lives. What I need to realize it that it is a slow progress, and one that I cannot give up on easily. Anyway, back to now.
The main goal in May was to take the time to be silly. Like I already said, it went well for a while but it didn’t last very long. What I did realise from the month though that this is something I want to continually work at, more than anything else, because man I can be uptight. It is not that I mean it or anything but sometimes I let the stress of life take over and forget to just let loose. Considering that June’s goal is to make time for friends, I feel that I will be able to intertwine the two pretty well. There are a lot of plans in the pipeline at the moment and I am going to ensure they happen! In addition, I want to make sure that I am in touch frequently with friends that unfortunately I am not in the same place as. I don’t want to let too much time pass between catching up with people and I want to include some little gestures from time to time that I hope they will enjoy. Ideally, I would like to visit friends who are not in Berlin or Ireland but sometimes that is outside my means due to money, etc.
I would love to hear your idea on how best to have fun and stay in touch with friends so please comment below!