Update on Happiness

The past week has been incredibly busy and I have been trying my darnedest to be has happy as a clam. Regrettably, I’ve been in a horrible mood at work the past few days, which doesn’t seem to help much in the general scheme of things. I have been asked to do a few tasks that are not usually mine to complete, and it has put my work schedule behind by almost two days. It’s hard to cope with when your job already has a tendency to be quite stressful before all of the extra things that are thrown at you.

Anyway, I thought I would update you with how my general state of happiness goals are going.

1. I bought boots that look like this! They are fantastic! Comfy, cute and keep my feet dry! What more can a girl ask for?

2.I have been trying to find more that inspires me, and came across this lovely project called Tattooday:

His mission: “Every day I’m gonna draw/write a saying or lyric or phrase on my arm. Document it here. They will be like temporary tattoos. Hopefully the sayings will stick in my mind if I look at them all day. Maybe the meaning of the words will also sink into my body, along with the ink.”

3. I have started my home made Christmas present extravaganza and have decided that everybody is going to get the same thing this year. Well, basically. I am halfway done and am very excited to see the results!

4. I bought a yoga mat and a cheap instruction video that gives you 3 different work outs. One for the morning to wake you up, one before bedtime to calm you down (both are 1/2 hour sessions), and one major workout that they recommend doing a few times per week (1 hour). Although I have only done one 1/2 hour session, I trust that next week I will have the time to put into building a new routine.

5. I have managed to get up between 6:00 and 6:20am for the past week and it has been really refreshing. I have found that I have more time to wake up in the mornings and actually sit and enjoy breakfast over email updates or what’s in my Reader. I have time to sleepily sit on my bed mulling over what to wear and still have time for a nice hot cup of tea. This is my favourite part of my day, and am happy to report that this will be in effect from now on. Now I just have to make it a point to try to accomplish a similar goal on the weekends. Maybe set it in between 8:30 and 9:30am so I don’t end up sleeping my entire morning away.

6. I recently read Calaeno’s new post about creating an atmosphere in her home that works well with her lifestyle and feel the same way. I cannot function properly when I am unable to feel comfortable in my own home. I started decorating my room to my liking and love spending time there. Also, my roommate and I cleaned the house yesterday and it feels amazing to be tidy! This week I should be finishing curtains I’ve been making  for the living room closet that doesn’t have doors on it with this fabric:

8. I got my hair cut for the first time in 8 months, and it feels great! My hair feels really healthy, but I think the stylist cut too much. I mean, what part of “I’m growing my hair out,” don’t they understand? But I did decide on a very out there hairstyle that I’m going to go for after Christmas. Take a gander and tell me what you think (keep in mind her hair’s straight and mine is super curly).

7. All I’ve been telling myself when I get angry or frustrated is: “Thursday. Everything will be fine on Thursday.” Countdown till KylaRoma is at my doorstep = 2 sleeps!

What has made you happy this week?

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6 responses to “Update on Happiness

  1. uum proud of you. also, i am amazed at that haircut. I have always felt gusty about changing my hair. but wow that one would be hard for me to do. its a challenge. its awesome. its bold. its powerful. more power to YOU to do it! go girl! but remember, its cold in winter. half of your head may get very chilly.

  2. Yes I was just worried about the cold part!! And I’m with you on the haircuts – I’m trying to grow mine out too and last time I went for a haircut (which I only get once every… 8 months??) she cut it REALLY short!!

  3. Oh my goodness, you’re an amazon for considering that!! The only thing that I’ll say is I know you’ve been talking about how you’re feeling frustrated with your work, and if you’re looking for new jobs it might be hard with such a radical cut. Because people are jerks. If you’re staying there LET ME SHAVE YOUR HEAD! lol This would look amazing on you lady. Crazy and wonderful =)

    Maybe in Van we can find me a nose ring to swap my stud out with so I can feel a little more punk.

    I love that you’re making your living space more your own, it’s so important to take ownership of where you live!

  4. I love the idea of a temporary tattoo a day idea! If I had any sort of artistic ability i would do that. In all honestly I just tried it. It looks like a 4 year scribbled on my wrist. =(

    I am so excited for you to visit with Kyla! That will be great fun.

    Whats making me happy at this current moment? Knowing that in two and half days it will be the weekend!

  5. Have fun with Kyla! And I’m going to check out that post for sure—love things that talk about living space. xo

  6. His temporary tattoos are so interesting. 🙂 I had a good time browsing them.

    You should take pictures of the curtains when they’re hung so we can get the full effect. 😉

    Oh and as for the haircut – I’m sure you’ll look super cute if you decide to go ahead with it. x

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