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
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
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
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
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
In my last post, I talked a lot about the jealousy and anger I felt when a friend’s career took off and mine didn’t. I also mentioned how I felt that my anger was rooted in ingratitude – that if I only appreciated the things I do have, I wouldn’t be so flustered that she… Continue reading Silver Linings
The other day, I met up with a friend who works at Google. Everything was great, until she told me she’s going to get triple pay for 10 months because her division is being sold to another company.