30 Days of Gratitude: Day 3

See the final results of my 30 Days of Gratitude challenge here: 30 Days of Gratitude: Final Reflections. The sun! After a week of rain (and crazy flooding), it’s finally sunny! Since I have SAD, having a couple days of sunshine really makes a difference. I’m also very thankful that I wasn’t impacted by the… Continue reading 30 Days of Gratitude: Day 3

You Can’t Please Everyone

When I was younger, I’d agonize when things wouldn’t go my way – an interviewer didn’t call me back, a guy stood me up… I constantly oscillated between being unhappy over rejection and plotting to gain others’ approval. I’d sit there for hours after the event, wondering, “Why did this happen to me? What could… Continue reading You Can’t Please Everyone

Communication and Happiness

I’ve always had a problem with communication. I’m great at communicating when things are going well – but when things aren’t looking so hot, my default method of communication is hiding. Unhappy at work? I just start working from home a lot. Unhappy with a class? I just stop showing up. Unhappy with friends? I… Continue reading Communication and Happiness

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 2

See the final results of my 30 Days of Gratitude challenge here: 30 Days of Gratitude: Final Reflections. I had a rough morning today. I didn’t sleep much last night, but for some reason my body can’t sleep in past sunrise – so if I don’t go to bed on time, I wake up the… Continue reading 30 Days of Gratitude: Day 2

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 1

See the final results of my 30 Days of Gratitude challenge here: 30 Days of Gratitude: Final Reflections. A lot of motivational posts online say to become happier you need to list things you’re happy for every day. I feel like most people scoff at it – how could something so basic make any difference? I’m going… Continue reading 30 Days of Gratitude: Day 1