My favorite Sundays are the ones where I am able to get ahead with my work for the week and just do some general cleaning (sometimes it’s emotional cleansing and sometimes it’s cleaning the bathroom). It is a great start to my week and makes me feel refreshed and ready to take on Monday. This Sunday was one of my productive ones, I made pancakes for breakfast (with my new batter dispenser), got ahead on my readings for the week, finished my lab report due on Thursday, and wrote in happiness journal for the first time in months.
I’m sure you are wondering, what is a happiness journal? Well, it is something I started doing two years ago. Every day I write down at least 5 things that made me happy that day. Sometimes they are as simple as writing about how beautiful the day was, but my favorite things to include are specific conversations that I had with people and why they were special. When I’m having a bad day or week, I just read through and see what I wrote about and it immediately makes me feel better. It gets you in a good habit of finding happy things, even in the sad moments, and makes you more thankful for the things that you often take for granted (like beautiful spring days!). I highly suggest doing this for anyone who wants to be a little happier! It only takes about 5 minutes a day and it really has made me into a happier, more thankful person.
On a side note, if you love reading and want to be happier, I highly suggest that you read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Here is a link to her website if you want to find out more about it!