This past month was hard.*** Harder than I’d hoped. I went through a small bout of anxiety, which inevitably leads to a depression. The good news these days is that I no longer get “triggered” by the down mood. I see it for what it is, and I have the tools-tricks-wherewithall to manage the feelings and dig myself out, back into happiness.
On one of the hardest days, I read this beautiful post by Annie Rose Stathes, the author of the blog: Living a Liminal Life: Adventures in the Unknown.
She explores the concept of happiness triggers and so I set about listing mine. They include:
Cooking yummy food for my loves
Playing in the ocean
Walking the meditation labyrinth I built & lined with seashells
Walking the dog
Working with wonderful clients
A good movie
Trips to the flea market
And journaling with colored markers (Which is how I created my Happiness Triggers list pictured in this post.)
What are your happiness triggers? How do you trigger your joy on purpose?
***This writing was originally published for the Empowered Women Circle newsletter. I published the work here as it fits into the evolution and creation of this site, and my most recent journey "on the way to the loo" & writing life.***