Hello! Welcome to part 2! In part one I provided a general synopsis on the key elements of happiness and began to briefly explained the steps of the Happiness Challenge! [For your reference, here is a Link to Part 1] As promised in part one, I am going to provide a list of simple, yet over looked kind deeds one can do during the challenge in hopes to get your ideas flowing! I am also providing you with a Happiness Challenge Record Book I created for you to print out and use to track your progress for the duration of the challenge. (there's a preview at the bottom of the post)
How To Use This Record Book
Each day I have provided you with a quote that pertains to happiness, kindness or gratitude. How you chose to reflect is ultimately up to you, but I included these quotes that truly spoke to my heart in hopes that you may spend some of your thinking time reflecting upon them. What do they mean to you in your life? What could you learn from them or put into practice in your everyday life?
Mindful Reflection: Simply circle ‘yes’ or ‘no’ if you reflected that day.
Act of Kindness: Be sure to record what kind deed or word you put out into the universe for the day!
Gratitude: List 3 things that you are grateful for that day. If it’s one of those days it can be as simple as ‘I’m grateful I woke up today.’
Happiness Level: Circle a number from 0-10 that represents your overall happiness level for the day. Remember that circling ‘0’ does not necessarily mean you were depressed or sad, but maybe just devoid of any happiness. Think of ‘0’ as neutral and ’10’ as finding out you won the lottery.
After downloading the Happiness Challenge Record Book, you can plot your numbers on the scale and visually see your happiness increase each week!
Here is a list of kind deeds for you to implement:
Many things on my list were inspired by this Huffington post article I found during my research, its a quick and good read.
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