In today’s post, I am going to delve further into my happiness project and explain a little more what I am focusing on this upcoming month. For the month of May, my focus word is change. At a time when change is so pertinent to my life (*cough*cough…graduation), I figured this would be the perfect aspect to focus on for the first month of my happiness project.
I don’t know about all of you, but I know that I sometimes struggle with change in my life. It stresses me out and sometimes makes me anxious. Like now for instance, having literally no idea where I’ll be living in a few weeks. Some people handle change so effortlessly, but big changes like this are so insane for me. For my first month of my happiness project, I am going to focus on learning how to invite big change into my life and uncover how to make the best out of new experiences.
Several things are on my list for this month:
- A change in physical surroundings: my first solo apartment. I have been contemplating this one for awhile now because moving can be such a hassle, but decided that moving out of my college apartment a little earlier and finding my own place was best. As I transition to the working world, I want a fresh start even if I am not moving towns for work. The logistics of this move are horrifying and I don’t even have a place to go yet, but I am confident it will work out.
- A change in habit: practicing patience through meditation. I have really felt like I have been in a rut lately, which can often be hard to get out of. Our habits sometimes influence our behavior when we are in these situations and contribute to the feeling of frustration that comes with being stuck. I am an impatient person by nature, so I decided to focus on changing this habit. I have tried meditation before and found it to be helpful in increasing my patience, but I also found myself growing busy with life that I fell away from the practice. For this change, my plan is to simply take 10 minutes every morning to meditate.
- A change in attitude: celebrating the small things. I am extremely bad at recognizing my own successes. I want to celebrate more than just the big things that happen but also the little things. In order to celebrate and recognize these little things in my life, I am going to keep a bullet journal where I write down my biggest accomplishment of each day.
How do you all make changes in your life? Do you have any great recommendations for embracing and handling big life changes?