Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wecome to The Serotonin Factory


Welcome! This blog is a place to share and collect ways to actively create more happiness and positivity for ourselves and others.

The fact is, people who happy are have more to give. I believe in generosity and service, but those things can be so draining and even unhelpful if we don't take care of ourselves.

After a particularly nasty bout with the blues last week, I decided that I was either going to have to go on anti-depressants or learn how to make myself happy. I started reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Reuben and immediately started putting her advice into practice. Each month for a year, Rubin makes resolutions that will genuinely create more happiness in her life. I love making to- do lists, so I made my resolutions immediately:

1. Wake up before 7 on weekdays.

2. Don't get online until I've done everything else I want to do that day.

3. Walk in the morning.

4. Spend almost all of my free time writing, reading, or making art.

5. Express love.


Making that list made me realize how much I love making lists and following them.

I'm very happy to have a place to put my kind of freakish obsession with positivity. :)

7 comments:

  1. I would add: Write letters.

    ox

    Teresa

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  2. YAY! I love those resolutions. Wish we lived closer I'd go on those walks with you. Perhaps we can walk together on different roads? LOL I do need to start getting more active. Good for you and thank you for the positive yet indirect kick in the butt!

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  3. Here's mine for now:

    1) Don't get online until I've done everything else I want to do that day.
    3. Walk (in the morning would be good)
    4. Spend lots free time writing, reading, or making art.
    5. Express love.

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  4. NO no--I can't so that, wait:

    1)Don't get online until I've done at least SOME of I want to do that day.--I have to go to my calendar early--it's online.
    3. Walk as early as reasonably possible.
    4. Spend lots of my free time writing, reading, or making art. (I already do this).
    5. Express love.

    (I'd better go walk NOW!)

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  5. Haha Mary! That's what mine are ending up looking like anyway. We <3 you too!Sarah, enjoy the walks. Are you still in beautiful rural PA?

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