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So yes, I am so happy at the moment. Like disgustingly, uncomfortably, annoyingly happy. It even freaks me out how happy I am. Every day I wake up and think, maybe today is the day where I will wake up and snap out of it. But it’s been over a month and that hasn’t happened yet.
If you didn’t know, I was not in a good place last year. Not going to dwell on that for long, but since I am so much happier now, I’ve been trying to look at my life and figure out why I am happy all of a sudden. I think I’ve figured it out. So while this is post is for your entertainment, it’s also for me to look back on in case the dreadful day comes when I wake up and realize that I am yet again unhappy.
Reason #1: My room is clean.
Woah, what a concept. My room being clean has made me exponentially happy. While it is easier to keep a bigger room clean I’ve noticed, I think it’s also easy to keep a room clean when you take pride in it. It also just makes me feel more relaxed. A messy space really can fog your head and cause you to be stressed.
Reason #2: I have been reading.
Reading has become apart of my nightly routine. I am circulating three books right now: Eat, Pray, Love, Girl, Wash Your Face, and He’s Just Not That Into You. Eat, Pray, Love is one of the most beautifully written books ever. Girl, Wash Your Face helps me to feel better about myself. He’s Just Not That Into You is surprisingly empowering. I also do a devotion every night and idk I wasn’t going to mention that but I do and I’ve really been liking it.
Reason #3: I have found a workout routine I actually like.
I have been going to the gym at least 4-5 times a week consistently since school has started and I am loving it. I have also added running to my workout routine and man, I forgot how happy it makes me. I practically skip out of the gym now. Must be all of those endorphins.
Reason #4: More windows in my room.
NATURAL LIGHTING IS SO IMPORTANT I CAN’T STRESS IT ENOUGH. I wake up at the butt crack of dawn now because I refuse to close my blinds and even though I hate it, I LOVE it. Watching the sun rise every day is invigorating and even when it rains I can’t help but be overcome by the beauty of the gray.
Reason #5: I don’t hate my classes or my schedule.
My schedule for the entirety of last year was legitimately the worst for my mental health. I am so happy to be done with those draining and taxing classes.
Reason #6: Self-Care
A lot of things I mentioned are a part of my self-care routine, but I have also been enjoying drawing and painting again. I do write too, just never anything long enough to post (sorry about that ).
There are so many other reasons, but these are the main ones that I can pinpoint. I would also say that being more organized has made me happier as well. I could say my friendships, but those haven’t changed much since last year in the best way possible. These are the main six that really stand out to me. Anyway, this is exciting I am really happy to be happy.
I wish I could tell you how to feel happier if you aren’t feeling that way right now. I just really can’t. Being happy again took so much time and effort and happiness is much harder for some people to achieve. Of course I’m not happy 24/7, but I never go a full day being sad, and that’s important. I hope you find your own path to happiness if you haven’t reached it, regardless of whether it’s on your own or with some guidance.
-your favorite people person