How do you rate on the Life happiness and contentment scale?
Do you ever take the time to assess how your life is tracking in the happiness and contentment department?
My 3 month report card – I need to check in to see if my quest to Simplify my life for increased happiness and contentment working.
It was my Word for the year – ‘Simplify’. After a hectic year where I did not achieve ‘Balance’ (my word for last year), I realised I needed to simplify areas of my life, because I wasn’t happy or contented.
I took up the #oneword365 Challenge and selected ‘Simplify’ as my word for the year. I would love you to read my original post #oneword365 – My word for 2017 is ‘Simplify’ as it explains why I chose that word.
3 months of the year has now passed (can you believe it?) and it is time to take stock and review my progress of Simplifying my life. Regularly checking in with your life and how you are tracking on the happiness and contentment scale is so important for our health and well-being.
How am I tracking? Will it be another year where I just can’t quite achieve the changes I want to make in my life?
There were 3 areas I wanted to simplify in my life:
- My thoughts – reduce worrying and concentrate on yoga and meditation
- My connections – reduce my social media ‘addiction’
- My time – guarding my time and being more selective on how I use my time
Being a born worrier this has been hard to conquer but I am regularly doing yoga and this has helped me to allow myself to clear my mind of worries and concerns. I would give myself a ‘B’ for my report card – room to improve
Oh Social Media you haunt me! Being a blogger means using social media to connect with my readers which I love. However, I have consciously used Sundays to withdraw from technology and also have almost conquered reaching for the phone to check messages or facebook as soon as I open my eyes. I would give myself a ‘B’ for my report card – room to improve.
This is my best result I believe. I have started being more productive each morning by following my morning ritual of easing into the day with coffee, yoga and gratitude (not necessarily in that order). My mornings are for blogging, visiting my MIL, and any other ‘jobs’ I need to do. My afternoons are now spent doing things I enjoy – such as reading or spending time with my husband and family -without feeling guilty! I would give myself an ‘B+’ for my report card – still a little room for improvement.