After reading Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project” I have decided that in my self-development journey this year I will begin my own project. It is really a mix of Gretchen’s ideas, Habit Stacking, Miracle Morning and internal reflection. But in the spirit of vulnerability and sharing, here’s what I am working on this month…
Happiness Project Month 2
February 2018 – Marriage
Monthly Adventures – some may call this a date night or the like. However; with the prompting of my husband, we have adventures. Each month (starting in 2018) we will do something together that we have never done before. This is a way to still experience new things 15+ years into a relationship. It can be small, for example, in December we had coffee together. We have never done that before. Small win (in my defense, I just got him into drinking coffee)
Criticize with love (or not at all) – working on showing love through my words and actions
Verbalize the positives – self-explanatory
Warm Hello and Goodbyes – offering of love and attention, even if brief, every time one of us comes and/or goes
Kiss Daily – morning and night, at least 6 seconds.