When I set out on the Happy Summer Project in my last blog two months ago I was so motivated to continue a weekly blog through summer. Together we would explore different tools from positive psychology each week. We would strengthening our “happiness muscle” as a tool for enhancing well-being of mind and body.
Alas… I worked on my next blog all summer long! Each week I planned on finishing and posting it. I strove to balance that with presence – enjoying time with family and friends, savoring the beauty of summer. And walla, here it is the last week of summer!
I was reminded of two great lessons:
#1 Simple intentions set from the heart, kept alive in the mind, are quite powerful.
Writing the perpetual blog draft served as a continual reminder of my intention to focus on happiness. It brought me back to noticing and savoring happy moments this summer.
The imperfect moments still came – it was not all happy. But the very simple intention to savor the happy ones somehow provided extra strength for the not-so-happy ones.
#2 Never start a weekly blog series in summertime! 😉
My hope is that the although the Happy Summer Project was one blog long – it stayed alive for you in some way this summer. If it did, even in some small way, please share in the comments what you learned this summer about growing happiness.
May You Be Well (and happy!)
Janet Huehls, MA, RCEP, CHWC