Happiness

2012 Goals:

January - Vitality
  • Go to the gym at least 3x per week
  • Floss 3x/week
  • Drink 1 glass of water per day
  • Go to sleep earlier
  • Toss, restore, organize (use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without)
  • 1 minute rule - don't postpone any task that can be done in less than one minute
  • Tackle a nagging task (finish CD project, cancel magazine subscriptions!)
  • Act more energetic
Happiness 101
January - Vitality
Checking in on my vitality
I am feeling very much alive!

February - Money


  • Use freezer food at least twice a month
  • Make lunch 4x per week
  • Streamline bank accounts
  • Check-in on 401k
  • Indulge in a modest splurge
  • Buy needful things
  • Give something up
Leap!

March - Work

  • Get to work early
  • Aim higher
  • 1-minute rule
  • Tackle a nagging task (take that Excel training class!)
  • Volunteer
Ready, set, go!
Springtime is lovetime
Marching On

April - Lighten Up

  • Be a treasure house of happy memories - gather pictures and mementos and put them into one organized place
  • Take time for hobbies
  • Listen to music in the morning
  • Be patient!
  • Be easily impressed, entertained, and interested
  • Resist planning
Looking Forward
A Moment in Time
And now he is 80 years old!
Cheers!
Just pal'n around
My Namesake
Life Happens
Feelin Light!

 May - Leisure

  • Throw a dinner party
  • Go somewhere new in SLO County
  • Have a picnic date
  • Go to a music festival or concert (or at least plan to go to one)
Sunshine Days


June - Friends and Family
  • Remember birthdays
  • Be generous
  • Show up
  • Don't gossip
  • Make new friends
  • Stay in touch
  • Family first



July - Marriage 
  • Don't sweat the small stuff
  • Have one official "date night" per month
  • Week of Extreme Nice
  • Help Steve in the yard
  • Patience!

August and September - Pursue a Passion
  • Make time to blog
  • Learn more about photography
  • More DIY - gifts, food
  • Learn a new cooking method
  • Canning!

October - Pay Attention
  • Enjoy the moment
  • Slow down
  • Remember names

November - Keep a Contented Heart 
  • Be polite
  • Use good manners
  • Don't get too hungry
  • Dance more often

December - Happiness
  • Review the previous months and put into practice!

13 Personal Commandments:
  1. Be Jaime.
  2. Let it go.
  3. Think before you speak.
  4. Lighten up.
  5. Make time to dance.
  6. Love out.
  7. Do it NOW.
  8. Listen.
  9. Bring energy.
  10. Enjoy the moment.
  11. Be patient.
  12. Be bold.
  13. Identify the problem.

Secrets of Adulthood:
  • The best reading is re-reading.
  • Outer order contributes to inner calm.
  • By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.
  • People don't notice your mistakes and flaws as much as you think.
  • Most decisions don't require extensive research.
  • Don't get too hungry.
  • If you can't find something, clean up.
  • The days are long, but the years are short.
  • One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.
  • You can choose what you do, you can't choose what you LIKE to do.
  • Be nice to EVERYONE.
  • You know as much as most people.
  • Eat better, eat less, exercise more.
  • What's fun for other people may not be fun for you - and vice versa.
  • People actually prefer that you buy wedding gifts off their registry.
  • Always bring a sweater.
  • If it sounds like it's too good to be true, it probably is.
  • No one is perfect.
  • Always wear sunscreen.
  • Less is more.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Take a break.
  • Mom is always right.
  • You can't be mad when you're dancing.
  • Buy anything you want at the grocery store; cooking is always cheaper than eating out.

What are your goals and secrets of adulthood???

Comments

  1. Trust your gut.
    Live freely.
    Be a light for others.
    Water time= happy time. Do it more often.
    Love is a gift so be gracious when it's given and realize you can't demand it just like you wouldn't demand any other gift.

    I love this project!! So excited to watch your journey and be your cheerleader along the way. You my little friend have inspired me to do something along these lines :)

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