After watching Shawn Achor’s Tedx Talk on Happiness, I’ve been inspired to participate in his experiment. He has proven that in 21 days you can rewire your brain to be happier. As you know, it’s challenging for me to commit myself to a daily practice. But here I am, trying anyways.
The challenge is:
List 3 Gratitudes
Journal at least one positive experience a day
Give random acts of kindness
I’m thankful for my work. It allows me the freedom to live where I want. My business supports both me and my brother. I’m very lucky it’s thriving.
I’m thankful for my adoptive family. They are amazing, kind and loving.
I’m thankful for my roommates who in actuality are co-parenting my brother with me. They truly have become an integral part of this journey.
30 mins of cardio at the gym
Arms day of weight training
15 Mins of Meditation
Random Acts of Kindness
- Sent a text message to my brother in New York to let him know I was thinking about him and that I love him.
"The chimes of my alarm slowly woke me up at 3:10am. I rolled out of bed, threw some dry shampoo in my hair and put a pot of water on. I grabbed the hot chocolate and two to-go mugs from the cupboard. I rubbed my eyes but I wasn’t as tired as I thought I’d be. This morning was the Perseid meteor shower and I had convinced a new friend to join me.
We’re in that beginning stage of attraction where we can talk endlessly, but haven’t figured the other person out or the role either of us will play in one another’s lives. We laid on the lawn of a local elementary school, giggling at shared stories, innocently sipping hot chocolate and staring at the night’s sky. After a couple hours we nervously looked at one another before scurrying off to our respective responsibilities.
Friends? Lovers? Drinking buddies? It's fair to say that the verdict is still out."