Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [List 6]

Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [List 6]

Hello friends and Happy Sunday!  I’m beginning my week with a better outlook as I’m looking forward to Fall with cooler temps + and time to reflect.  This past weekend has been great as I’m still purging + and adding some of my fall decorations to my place … which always makes me happy.  I scored some great things on Saturday so I can’t wait to share them this week.

This week is List #6 and it asks … List the Things (from your past and present) that feel like blockades in the way of happiness. I want to say that this list is long + and that there are so many thinks keeping me from it + but it’s not.  This list is short + but potent.

List #6: List the things (from your past and present) that feel like blockades in the way of happiness.

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2. Current position [at work]
3. Past experiences [baggage]
4. Self doubt
5. My own stubbornness

TAKE ACTION: Look back at LIST #5 and see if any of your past great decisions can influence how you handle the things that currently stand in the way of your happiness.

I learned a long time ago that “I” am my greatest nemeses when it comes to being happy + and this weeks list is the perfect example of that. Fear is listed as #1 … it’s the one thing that I can point a literal finger at + and proudly say it’s the reason for everything. Fear guides my thoughts and my life decisions. If I would have just taken a leap in some of my earlier life experiences + and kicked fear to the curb + I think that I would be a different person. I know fear up close and personal + fear to me is Satan … it’s my adversary + and has kept me from some of life’s best experiences. I want to say that I’m slowly stepping out from under that cloud … but it’s not easy to just speak it into existence and leave it there. Fear stopped me from picking up the camera sooner + and going to college right out of high school. But then I think that God intervened which is why the things that fear kept me from … I excelled at later in life which gave me a better advantage + and understanding.

My current position has been a blessing and a curse + because I struggled with a horrible boss for 14 years. Fear kept me from leaving + because I didn’t think that could find anything better [self doubt] + and I had a family to care for. However stubbornness [which is last on this list] kept me there. I got to a point where I decided that no one person was going to be the reason why I left my job + or make me miserable to the point of leaving. So I dug in my heels + and in my mind … I was like … ok you wanna fight – bring it on. With 750 words a day + my blog + and the choice to pick my battles [which are in list 5] + I learned to deal with the different personalities on my job + and now when things get thick + I deal with them head on.

Past experiences + and self doubt are at the center of that ball of fear. My past relationships have hindered my personality + and for a time made me hard to get along with. I just didn’t think I would ever find someone to make me happy on the level in which I needed to be. There is a saying that “one bad apple doesn’t spoil the whole bunch” but one bad relationship can ruin all others. Again this is where my stubbornness is kicking in because [in my head] everything was a fight I had to learn [which is on List 5] to let my relationship guard down so I can receive love … and if I receive love … then I can freely give love. It’s a beautiful thing + and something I’m still working on. All humans are a work in process. We just learning to be better people + and make better life choices.

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” ― Chuck PalahniukDiary

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today + and with each post I hope that I can bring some of my happiness to others + because if you have joy in your heart + then you spread that joy. – [Know Thyself] Wye

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Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [List 5]

Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [List 5]

Hello Friends and Happy Sunday.  It’s been a pretty mild week + and I’m just loving that everyone is on vacation so my job is more relaxed + and there’s been an ease about everything.  I’ve cleaned out files + and cabinets at work + so when I come back in September from my stay-cation everything is ready to go.  I finished my bedroom closets last week + donated some old clothes this weekend + and next week I’ll focus on my living area.

This week is List #5 which ask … “List the Best Choices You Have Made In Your Life So Far”.  Wow a list of best choices + this was easy and hard.  It challenged me to think about my life as a whole and pick out the very best things that have impacted my life.  Some of those choices still challenge me + but I believe that’s what life is.  I want to challenge myself + to be my best self + and bring this out in others.

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Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [List 4]

Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [List 4]

Hello Friends and Happy Sunday.  It’s beginning of yet another week + which means another list in my journal + as I work my way through all 52.  I am enjoying how this little journal is showing me ways of using the other side of my brain + and how happiness can be found in all things.

This week is List “4” which asks “List the things that get you out of your head”.  As this list could have been several pages + I really pared this down to things I actually do + not just things that I think about doing.

LIST 4: “List The Things That Get You Out of Your Head”

  1. Singing
  2. Cleaning
  3. Playing with my BJDs
  4. Writing
  5. Doing a DIY
  6. Organizing
  7. Potting plants
  8. Thrift Shopping
  9. Hot bath
  10. Old movies [b-Horror]
  11. Music
  12. Meditation

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