Happiness journal and self-care.

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I’ve decided to start using a Happiness Planner. I wanted to be a little more focused in my day to day life, and I had heard good things about these planners! Plus, it came in my favourite colour, yes I have this thing with teal (and tiffany blue!).

The Happiness planner makes you think about the things which make you happy, and unhappy too. Then can you do more of what makes you happy? And can you change the unhappy stuff? It sounds simple, and it is, but it’s focused. Sometimes it can be hard to focus on what exactly is the problem!

The idea is that each day I will fill in the journal, and at the end of 100 days hopefully I’ll be on my way to where I’d like to be.

As a teenager, I wrote a journal every day. At the start of a new year I’d set goals and would race to achieve them. So, I’m hoping that this structured approach to journaling will work as well now, as it did then! Sometimes the simplest things are the most effective.

I’m hoping that by writing the journal each night before bed, it will help me sleep better. As I won’t fall asleep thinking about everything that has happened during the day. Getting more deep sleep will hopefully mean I am more productive the next day too. If I sleep well, I’m always more productive!

I’m also making time to read, especially at bed time! Reading before bed relaxes me, and I’m really enjoying reading again! I’ve got quite a reading pile at the moment, I keep spotting things I want to read on! Thankfully, I have friends with similar taste in books so we share books, and anything I can’t wait for I download on my kindle!  But nothing beats holding an actual book, there’s something about an actual book which I find really relaxing!