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Making Me Happy in This Moment

Jora inspired this post from her post yesterday. I often get all wound up inside and forget to take a minute. In fact I waste a ton of time and energy by staying in a tense physical and spiritual state more than I would care to admit. Here’s to taking a moment to be in a state of bliss. Here’s what makes me happy.

➊ breathe – I forget to take deep breaths all the time. This simple act can help me to refocus on happiness is seconds.

➋ go for a run – Running is like meditation in motion for me. I love yoga too, but running is easy for me to do. Less excuses.

➌ watercolor – I love to watercolor. Color studies are one of my favorites. I’ve been really into this technique lately.

➍ take a picture – Instagram helps me not feel so alone here in my office.

➎ light a candle – Lighting candles is one of my favorite acts. I like to set intentions every time I do it.

➏ drink some tea – I love tea and it warms my hands.

➐ turn on some music – Why do I forget about music? I love it. Been enjoying Lykke Li; Youth Novels.

➑ dance, dance, dance – I dance around the house all time. I miss embarrassing Brett with my spazzy dancing in the office.

➒ walk away from the computer – I have a love / hate thing going with it.

➓ read an article, a novel, just read off the screen – I love reading. I was under-employed in my early twenties and I spent weeks and weeks reading classics from the library. I miss that.

images: ebay ( I have a sweater simular to this and I call it my day robe. It always makes me smile ), roost ( I can’t wait to cook from here when my fast is over. I love that she has grain free / gluten free recipes that look fantastic ).

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    November 8, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Can I just copy your list?? Serious overlap going on. But, actually, I should do my own homework. I think these lists are fun and informative to read, but writing them out is probably the biggest plus.

    PS – awesome posts, you're on a roll. I'm almost tempted to dip my toe back in 🙂

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    November 8, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    @blake: it was helpful to write them down for me–right before bed.
    desi: I love roost's recipes– my favorite almond pancakes ever and the lentil salad is delicious.
    remember when we used to run together? I miss that.

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    Desi McKinnon
    November 8, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Colleen: Of course I remember when we used to run together. You and Caley are the only running partners I can run with. Usually I hate running with others 😉 I also miss that.

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    November 10, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    This is a good list, all things I try to do on a regular basis too. Why are the relaxing good things so easy to do or remember?

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