Your Happy Life List
Humans are list-makers by nature. Grocery lists, gift lists, lists of places to visit and things to do before we die (also known as "bucket lists.")
So we think it's about time we harnessed that natural proclivity and started making Happy-Life Lists (with credit to Self magazine for the idea!) These aren't necessarily lists of all the things that make you happy right now or that you're grateful for...though there's nothing wrong with doing that. This kind of list can really help you define what you want out of life—this list is the kind you make when you want to focus your priorities and bring into your life more positive energy and drive that will keep you on track toward your goals.
For instance, maybe your Happy-Life List includes going back to school to get a better job to provide more for your kids (or just challenge you more.) Perhaps you just want to be healthier by quitting smoking and exercising. The main thing to remember here is that this list, unlike many others, is just for you. There's no pressure, no deadline to cross things off. It's a list of wishes, values, hopes and dreams. If it helps, think of it as a word-based vision board. It's all about projecting what you want and then going for it when you're ready!
What's on your life list?