This week I have been trying to be as happy as possible. I have given myself this challenge because most times when I go back to school I feel incredibly unhappy and I also want to enjoy school as much as the holidays. I feel if I did this my life in general will be happier. So I wanted to experiment what it was like for a week by thinking positive and doing things I love. So here how it went:
Nothing can make you truly happy apart from Yourself.
Day 1: I didn’t write it down so I forgot.
Day 2: I’m feeling great! I have a new app called grow your tree focus I think, It basically helps you stop your addiction to your phone. I have decorated my room and played the piano for a long time today. The week is going great so far. I am HAPPY!
Day 3: This morning I woke up and saw that it was raining and remembered that I had P.E. At first I realised a long sigh but then I remembered it was my happiness week, I shouldn’t let rain and P.E make me unhappy instead I tried to see them as beautiful things. At the end of the day I felt down I even broke down ( wait…maybe that was a bit to much happiness) so to cheer me up I started drawing and listening to music. I hadn’t drawn for so long! At that point I was still feeling down but I was appreciating the time spent with myself. I think I am beginning to fail this challenge… I am resisting the temptation of going on my phone, if I don’t resist I am sure that It won’t make me any happier.
Day 4: I feel completely normal, I am not happy or sad. Oh by the way my dad yesterday made some mussels so that cheered me up a lot. 17:10: I feel happy once again YAY! I figured having 40 minutes a day when I come back from school without touching my phone is really healthy for me; I do things that normally I would be to lazy to do like tidying my bedroom. I think what also made me happy was playing with my brother for half an hour but the main reason was that there was a storm and when there are storms I get so excited! I have come to realise It is mostly the things around me that makes me happy.
Day 5 : The day was boring and now I am a bit shouty. I am cross for no reason. this “journal” has got me realise that through a week I am on a rollercoaster of emotions. It is not possible for me to always be happy. Maybe being less lazy brings me happiness.
Day 6: For the whole day I was my normal self. Though I was quite happy when I was painting and when I watched Britain’s got talent.
What have I learnt?
I have learnt that it is impossible to be happy non-stop, but that is okay because we are only human. So feeling sad is okay you just need to know what to do to lift you up again. Spend some time with your family. Family is the source of happiness. I have discovered that spending time away from my phone made me happier because then you find other things to do instead! Another way I have discovered to keep myself happy is to be organised ; Keep your room tidy, do your homework. But I think happiness will only work if you are enthusiastic about it. Being enthusiastic is very important, be enthusiastic for the little things in life. When you wake up be ready for the day, think of the things you are looking forward to.
Remember: happiness is not found by lying in your bed all day thinking of how to be happy.
It was quite funny keeping a journal of my emotions, I was excited coming back from school to write in it. I think I may try other challenges like this one in the future. It was fun! If you have any Ideas for weekly challenges please comment them down below and I will do some of them. I may try something adventurous next time.
I hope you all had a pretty awesome day! keep smiling!
( I said the word happy way to many times)
- *Gives you a hug of happiness*