What a week! Between flying home from Belize on Sunday night, my birthday on Monday, work, and birthday celebrations, I’ve been go-go-going all week! I’m not complaining though – it’s been a blast! I truly love how birthdays are an opportunity to spend time with the people who make you the happiest.
Speaking of being happy, I’ve been wanting to share an easy happiness hack that has made my mornings WAY easier. Short backstory: If you listen to podcasts, you’ve probably heard of Happier with Gretchen Rubin (If you haven’t, you should definitely check it out!!!). Anyway, a segment of each episode includes a happiness hack that can be easily incorporated into everyday life. Through listening to the podcast week after week, I couldn’t help but think of ways to make my own life just a little happier / easier.
my happiness hack
Organization is something I pride myself on; however, when organization becomes too organized, it can become a hassle. For example, before I incorporated my happiness hack into my daily life, I had a separate notebook for to-do lists, taking notes at work, my calendar, blog ideas, etc. I also had a separate bag for work, exercising, my wallet / purse items, etc.
Every morning I would find myself carrying 2-4 bags to the car, plus holding Guppy on a leash. I dreaded the walk down the apartment hallway to the garage each time. I had a purse, a work bag, maybe a workout bag, and God only knows what other things!
One day I finally asked myself, “why am I doing this?!” All of a sudden, the solution seemed so clear – it was time to consolidate. My consolidation started with ditching my to-do list notebook. I incorporated my work to-do lists into my work notebook and my personal to-do lists into the notes section in my phone. BAM! One whole notebook gone!
Next, I ditched my work bag and started putting my (one) work notebook and calendar into my purse. BAM! A whole bag out of the picture! I was on a roll!! The cherry on top was changing my old work bag into my new workout bag. It’s more durable and bigger than the bag I was previously using to tote around my workout gear.
Y’all, I can’t tell you how this simple, easy-breezy happiness hack has made my life, specifically my mornings, so much easier. Why did I wait so long to do it?!
What happiness hacks do you swear by? I’d love to hear!!
Lots of love – ked