MAKE HAPPINESS HAPPEN
I decided it was time to make these into a formal thing... by numbering them. The first Official installment of Make Happiness Happen.
Part of serving others is serving myself also. It is doing things that I delight in that make me happy for no reason other than they just make me happy. Like getting Dutch Bros and singing and dancing in the car.
If you are someone that is constantly pouring yourself into others, doing everything you can to make sure they are taken care of and well (I’m talking to you Mommas!!), you can’t forget how important, no NECESSARY, it is to take time for yourself. You’re feeling exhausted and drained because you do so much, but you’re not getting anything to fill your energy back up. It’s your job to take care of yourself, and it doesn’t have to be another chore.
One of my favorite things to do to pour back into myself- dance and sing in the car. Some days, sure, I just don’t feel like it, but some days, it’s EVERYTHING I needed. And if you’re a parent like me, we are in the car quite a lot, which means we have ample opportunity to turn a car ride into a self-care session. Some days it’s 90s hip hop, others it’s new agey hippy stuff, and others it’s the latest pop songs. Whatever makes you FEEL happy when you turn it on, that’s the one to go with that day. And yes, sometimes I sing to the people next to me at the stop light, and other days I act like huh? Dancing? Me? No way. There are no rules to what life is supposed to look like... except one...
Life should be filled with the people and activities that make you happy, everything else can go.
Here is a photo of something that makes me EXTREMELY happy- in addition to singing and dancing in the car, of course. This is my crew (part of it, because its about 200+ deep) from the place I go Monday - Saturday to make myself 1% better each day. I've been going for exactly 8 weeks now, so I'm 56% better already!! I'm being cheeky, but I'm also being completely serious at the same time. Burn Boot Camp Beaverton has changed my life, and it makes me insanely happy.