My October Happiness Check-In


So remember when I set goals at the beginning of the month? I barely remember them, let alone following my progress. October has been buuuuuusy and it’s taught me an important lesson.

Thinking about happiness and working on your happiness is a luxury. It’s hard to prioritize happiness when you’re stressed about money, family or work. And I live a pretty comfortable life. I’m lucky I get to worry about happiness.

With that in mind, let’s look at October’s goals and how I’m doing.


1) Do new fitness things once a week

It’s mid-month and I haven’t done anything new yet. But I am going to Piloxing this week, so it’s not too late to turn it around. And I hired a running coach for next year, so that counts, right? (I’m counting it.)

I have also figured out this month my prime happiness fitness threshold. I need to work out at least four times a week to feel like me and feel good about myself. So that’s not directly related to this goal, but I think it’s probably more important, in the long run, than trying some crazy fitness craze.


2) Have people over

This hasn’t happened yet, but not for lack of trying! Everyone is as busy as we are! It will happen. I have faith.


3) Buy a new piece of furniture

I look at the IKEA website every day. Get that coffee table in, IKEA, and I’ll be there!


4) Don’t complain about work or at work

I’m getting better at this, I really am. It’s a work in progress.


5) Do daily sit-ups

This is one I’m doing pretty good at. Daily isn’t happening, but 4-5 times a week is.


And, upon reflection, this month hasn’t been as bad as I thought, has it? I’m working on a lot of stuff, even without realizing it. I guess that’s what happiness is about: constant progress. And I haven’t forgotten September’s goals, either. I’ve worked on clutter (cleaning the backyard and the front bench), waking up early (I see 6:30am more often than I don’t), am doing yoga regularly (but not 3x a week) and have kept my weight down (not in the 170s yet, though, but it’ll happen. Soon.). So I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. That’s part of happiness too, right?



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