I’ve been reading and thinking about happiness – and discovered a blog by Gretchen who went on a Happiness Project for a year (and has since written a book on it which will be published in December 2009 The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun), every day trying out something to see if that made her happy – and I thought that doing something like this, albeit on a smaller scale would be a good idea – even though I’m a pretty happy person, it doesn’t hurt to try and improve on what I already have, rather than take it for granted.
The most attractive and beautiful people are those that are more positive than negative, few people want to hang round with people who constantly rain on their parade. So as beauty comes from within, and this is all about finding the most attractive ‘inner you’ and wearing her on the outside – I think that there is a lot of relevance to the work I do.
So each week, I’ll try out something – a theory or two and see what works for me and report back here – I’d love you to come along for the ride and share your experiences.
This week I’ve started doing dance classes – trying some different styles. I grew up doing ballet, and then took up tap dancing when I was 27, but haven’t done that for a few years. Watching myself in the mirror last night I realised that I’ve lost (or maybe never had) any gracefulness, I move way more stiffly now, but maybe if I keep going, I’ll get some of it back. But even though my brain and feet don’t necessarily work together, I found myself smiling through the class, and feeling good afterwards, and wanting to go back again – so I think that this falls into the class of something that does work to make me a little happier.
How about you? What makes you happy?