Happy Over Crappy: Week 1

September 5, 2016

You made it! You are here. First of all, you are awesome and I am super excited to share this journey with you! Just in case you have no idea what I am talking about, I have explained it all here.

I am beyond ecstatic to start this and (hopefully) create some sort of community of people just wanting to be happy together! So if you are one of those people, thank you 🙂

Happy Over Crappy is a compilation of personal thoughts and ideas as well as advice from other happiness pursuers. Whenever advice is given from an outside source I will be sure to give you the reference so you can peruse those sources as well yourself! So without further ado, here is the Week 1 Challenge!

Week 1 Challenge!
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Challenge: Make a Happy and a Crappy list! This week I want you to look at your life and make a list of all the things in your life that give you a sense of joy and happiness. On the other hand, make a list of the things in your life (that you can reasonably control) that bring you anxiety, stress, sadness etc. Once you have your lists made take a look at each one. Circle 3 things on each list that you can focus on over the week. On your “Happy List” focus on 3 things that you can increase over the week. If music makes you happy, make a plan to listen to a new album this week. If going out for coffee with friends make you happy, make a date. (You get the idea!) On your “Crappy List” look at your 3 circle items. See what changes you can make to decrease those feelings. If you are feeling stressed about a project at work, set aside specific time where you can look at the project in detail and make a game plan. Take the time to think about how you can relieve some anxiety or stress in your week and pump yourself up with items on your “Happy List”.
Keep these lists, as we may use them later!

Happy Action: Give out one honest compliment a day!

Weekly Inspiration: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” –Herman Cain

Post a picture this week with one thing that makes you happy! Be sure to use #happyovercrappy on your social media posts! Good luck and get happy!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Paige September 6, 2016 at 9:59 am

    I LOVE this idea! I’m all about spreading positivity and love. It’s so inspiring, good luck with this project!


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