Here’s another of these “Duh” studies, but worth repeating, I think.
Of the “8 Things That Make Or Break Your Happiness”--from a AARP survey--I find two really interesting: Accomplishment and Meaning & Engagement.
Which translates to me as: continue to actively create your life. And one of the best ways to consciously do that is through journal writing.
So several days a week, you get up, get your coffee, sit down, open your journal, and write your way into the day:
What do you want this day to look like? Be specific.
What activities will be most rewarding? Be specific.
Who do you want to see/be in touch with?
Today, what will contribute most to your physical, creative, and emotional/spiritual well-being?
After all, each of us is in charge of our own happiness. Keeping a personal journal reminds us of that.
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