Friday, May 17, 2013
Well, I got out an older happiness book that I had and read the first chapter. It ended with two suggested practices. It talked about the importance of ritual, and building some into your life. Food, exercise, or any other ritual. I decided to start with a bowl of cereal with fruit every day, which I already kind of have been doing. (Sorry old Atkins friends). The fruit and fiber from those are believed to be helpful for heart disease. The other ritual was to start a ten minute walk every day. It seems most anyone can do ten minutes. And if it's pouring out, it's just ten minutes. If you haven't had a lot of sleep or your back is sore, it's just ten minutes. So excuses aren't going to cut it, for me anyway. So I'm on my way with those.
Next, of course, it suggested a gratitude journal. Find 5 things to be grateful for at the end of each day. I'm starting mine tonight. I'll just pull out an old notebook and think those through.
So that's about it. The book is "Happier", by Tal Ben-Shahar, PH.D. I'll be reading chapter two today. Thanks, fellow Sparkers. Glenn