10 Things That Make Me Happy Right NOW
And happy Monday!
Today, I have a ton to do. And sometimes when I have a hefty list of tasks, I start to feel overwhelmed. It is said that when one start to feel anxiety, to reflect on the positive things in your life. To reflect on the things that make you happy. Today, I want to share with you 10 things that make me happy right now.
The ability to work from anywhere...home, the office, another city or literally wherever.
Spring Weather. It's been nice and sunny lately. I welcome it along with nights on the patio with a glass of wine.
3. Work It Out
Cycling and yoga. I have made this part of my life. I workout between 4-7 times a week. I use to be so inconsistent with workouts and healthy eating. I'm beyond happy with my commitment.
4. No Red and No Oink
Speaking of eating. I gave up red meat and pork for lent, which for me was initial hard. I love my bacon. But I made it. I'm so proud of myself for being able to sacrifice for 40 days. Now, that Easter has passed I have the go ahead to eat red meat and pork but after so much time has lapse, I'm not sure when I'll indulge again, if ever.
5. Helping Others
I love when I inadvertently help someone. I was at the office the other day, speaking to a colleague about an upcoming presentation he has. Just chatting my opinion, not really knowing that what I was saying would help to build his confidence.
6. Another Magical Office Moment
At the office, I'm participating in a program called BOLD. BOLD is all about choosing abundance for your life, both personal and in career. This past week we were placed in teams. I typically like to do things independently, but my team is amazing. We are so supportive of each other, providing positive affirmations to each other almost daily. I already feel so motivated and inspired. I challenge you to live BOLD! To live with a Business Objective, a Life by Design.
7. My Baby
First let me say, this is about my four leg baby. Kospi! I love this dog to pieces. The thing about pets it that when you are happy, sad, mad, lazy, inspired or whatever, you can count on them to want to snuggle. His kisses and snuggles make me so happy. I love my pup!
8. Iced Caramel Macchiato
I know this seems a bit absurd but it's the little pleasures in life sometimes that make us the happiest. For me that includes my weekly Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiatos. They provide me with energy and a smile every time. #sorrynotsorry
Like most girly girls, I enjoy a spa treatment. So, when I get a chance to get a manipedi, I'm all smiles. Plus, I get a chance to catch up with my nail technician Nina. Nina has been doing my nails for over 10 years, so we have become quite acquainted with one another. Not to mention she cracks me up.
10. Family + Friends
Last but certainly not least, my family and friends make me happy. This weekend I was so surprised by the messages two of my brothers sent me. One said Love you. The other I got some boudin ( a southern delicacy) for you, when can I bring it by. Sometimes in life we forget to tell out love ones we love the, it's not that we don't, we just don't say it enough. So, I invite you to speak up. Say it more often.