As a psychology student, the idea of being intentional about your own happiness is an idea that makes a lot of sense. In fact, we just spent class today talking about the definition of consciousness, and how attention is a huge part of that – as in purposefully shifting your attention toward or away from particular things in your environment. In practice, however, I’ll admit I’m quicker to gripe than give thanks on some days, especially when I’m overwhelmed (which of course just adds to the negative energy).
On another note, I haven’t posted here in a looong time. To kill two birds with one stone, I thought I would jump on the #100happydays bandwagon – and post a least a little something here everyday! If you’re not familiar, the 100 Happy Days challenge is about submitting a picture every day for 100 days of something that made you happy. It helps to shift your attention to those positive things in your world and allow those things to take on more meaning – which can only be a good thing!
So, here goes! The first one is easy – the two pups in my life (mine and my BF’s, who I’m puppy sitting for the week/end) always make me happy. They make excellent snuggle buddies. 🙂