Do more of what makes you happy

I have a sign hanging in my living room that says “Do more of what makes you happy”. I look at it regularly and it always makes me wonder: what makes me happy? I really want to know, so that I can follow this rule. I feel like I lost some of this self-awareness when I lost my hearing, and I certainly don’t do many of the things that make me happy. So I thought I would start a list (I love lists) here on the blog, and maybe it would help me to think of those things and perhaps take some steps to start doing those things.

What makes me happy:
1) Drinking coffee – I do that plenty
2) Tattoos – I only have four, plenty room for more
3) Concerts – The hearing loss makes this extra challenging and scary, because I don’t know if I would enjoy them the same, but it’s worth a shot, right?
4) The city – I love walking around cities, big, small, it doesn’t matter. Chicago, Lansing, Mason, they all fascinate me.
5) Reading – On any given day my mind is partly stuck in a good book. Reading makes me happy, for sure.

That’s it. I can’t think of any more. I’m sure there are more, but that’s a start. Maybe more ideas will come to me in my dreams tonight.

What about you? Tell me readers, what makes YOU happy?

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2 thoughts on “Do more of what makes you happy”

  1. Taking my dog for a walk and feeling like I’m part of the countryside, listening to the animals, the wind in the trees, watching him meet new doggy friends and sniffing around.
    Along with that it’s a good time of year for foraging which I love and then making things with them like jams, crumbles, sloe Gin….so satisfying!
    Gardening, there’s a real and deep joy in making things grow and prosper 😀 watching films (deadpool arrived last night and I was so happy!)
    crochet, knitting, cross stitch, sewing, drawing, painting, writing are all things that tend to make me happy and help with my anxiety 🙂
    Hope you extend your list and keep trying to do them
    Mel xx

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