Thursday, November 28, 2013

Creating Inner Satisfaction

"Explore Life" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.
'Tis the season now of unbridled, crazy materialism.  I think I'll be devoting the next few blog posts to 1,0000 ways to have a happy life with out spending a whole packet of money and without listening to the advertisers who are appealing to the primitive mammalian part of my brain (see previous post). 

So here we go, an adventure in Inner Satisfaction!
Three of Christine Carter's favorite Gratitude Practices:
1.  During a holiday family dinner, create place cards to which everyone can contribute some love,  appreciation, and or art.
2.  Several times a week take your camera or smart phone for a walk and find and document things of beauty and inspiration, things that make you happy to look at!
3.  If you have kids, at the end of the day go over 3 good things that have happened or that they are just happy about.  Good brain chemistry here, and sharing is definitely value added!  If you live alone, this would be a good evening journaling exercise.

I think this is going to be the beginning of an awesome adventure.  3 down and 997 to go! 

Feel free to leave more ideas in the comments!


Raylee said...

wonderful ideas, i really enjoy reading your posts!

Unknown said...

love this! -gretchen