WHAT I REALLY WANT TODAY IS…
According to research conducted by American psychologist Ed Diener, we are most likely to feel happy when:
1) We've just learned something new
2) We've used our strengths
3) We were able to choose how to spend our day
Today, pay attention to the third point😉
Our sense of well-being deepens when we are able to choose what to do, guided by our current desires, feelings, and moods. We're not talking about spending the whole day lying on a couch and browsing social media (as a number of studies show, this kind of choice would rather lead to frustration).
Ask yourself: What is one thing I have planned for today that I want to do right now? Maybe today you're in the mood to work hard before breakfast and then go for a walk in the park? Or maybe you feel that working will be ineffective right now, but reading or watching video lectures will go great?
Spontaneous desires are also worth listening to. Swinging just because you're walking by the swings, buying yourself an unplanned ice cream, going on a date at lunchtime...
Today, choose one or more things you'll do exactly when you want to 🙃
💍 How often do you wear your best clothes or eat from your best dishes? Or would you rather save the best things, food, and wine for a special occasion?
There's a parable about a man who always chose a slightly spoiled apple out of the basket of apples to keep it from going bad. Because of that, he never got to taste the fresh, juicy apples that were there.
Let's not put off beautiful, delicious, and vibrant life for later!
👘 Put on your prettiest clothes, and go out for a walk in a beautiful place. Make some photos to memorize the moment if you want to.
SO GREEN, SO BEAUTIFUL
Looking at green plants calms down our nerves and helps us maintain inner harmony. Growing a plant with our own hands can do even better. It might become a great meditative practice, and bring us a lot of joy along the way 🌵 🌱 🌿 ☘️ 🌾
Grow something green and healthy on your own windowsill, e.g. green onions, garlic, salad, or celery. These plants grow quickly and require little effort on your part. You can also grow other useful plants at home: mint, melissa, parsley, dill, or basil.
Don't forget to take a picture of the first sprouts 😉