Time to Embrace Your Happy

It’s overwhelming to think that the first month of 2017 is already coming to an end.

Like most of us, I had so many positive resolutions set for myself. Unlike previous years, I have accomplished many of them, such as eating healthier and even signed up for that half-marathon I have always wanted to conquer.

One resolution that continues to overwhelm me is to be happier.

I consider myself a happy person. I have many loving family members, a group of friends to share laughs with, a supportive group of co-workers, and last but not least, the cutest dog in the world.

However, I feel like I can do so much more to live a fuller life. We all can do so much more.

There are so many activities that I know would make me happy, but I just never seem to make time to meet those goals. Some of these activities include:

  • Explore more Wisconsin State Parks
  • Read a new series of books
  • Expand my music selection
  • Take a cooking class
  • Learn a new art
  • Volunteer at a local organization
  • Write and journal more often

… The list goes on and on. If I absolutely know that these activities will make me happy, why don’t I just make time to do them?

I’m sure I’m not alone. As humans, we often get so obsessed with our daily/weekly/monthly to-do lists that we forget to slow down and do the things that we enjoy the most.

For the rest of 2017, I will make time to embrace my happy. I will set aside time specifically to do things that make me happy. In theory, this should make me more productive and all-around satisfied. I will embrace my happy one day at a time.

How will you make time to embrace your happy this year? What are some things that allow you to embrace your happy? We want to hear all about them at NAMI Wisconsin!

Using the hashtag #EmbraceYourHappy show us some things that you do that lead to a fuller life. 

PS- NAMI Wisconsin is selling #EmbraceYourHappy t-shirt to spread the joy! To purchase a NAMI Wisconsin Embrace Your Happy t-shirt, please click here.

Written by Jamie Gurgul, Public Relations and Events Coordinator