I’ve been catching up on old podcasts and went on a run today, listening to “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Sure, it sounds a little woo-woo self-helpy, but who couldn’t stand to be a little happier?
One of the episodes I listened to today – number 147 – is all about coming up with 18 things that will make you happier in 2018. They don’t have to be massive, world-altering acts – just things that you feel will generally improve your overall happiness.
Between phone calls and emails at work, I started to scribble mine. I got a little excited about returning to photography, can you tell? It needs to be fine-tuned a great deal and maybe go a little deeper but it’s a good start.
My original New Year’s resolution was an adventure a month. “Adventure” is a bit of a grandiose term for what I would really be doing but essentially the idea was to do one thing a month that was new and different: attend a new Meetup group, weekend trip to Indy or Cincinnati, catch a Reds or Tribe game. I’m in a rut and need to shake things up.