Sunday 12 January 2014

#54 Happiness

So my new year's resolution this year is just to be happier. It's the first non-SMART goal I've set myself in a very long time and I'm not advocating this kind of behaviour. Having said that, it can be broken down into its component parts and explained, which I will kind of, sort of do here but not really.

One of the things I've started to do is to cook more instead of relying on microwaveable meals to provide me with happiness. The idea is that if you have to make something yourself, you're going to appreciate it more. This turns out to be true for me now. It probably wasn't true before because to make something yourself, you have to shop for lots of different ingredients, which takes longer, chop them up, which takes longer, cook them all, which takes longer and then clean up everything, which takes longer. I'm not quite sure why I'm doing this but it's just something I'm trying out. Forget the health difference. Many ready-made meals come free from artificial additives and some even contain one or two portions of vegetables, which of course, I always used to make alongside these things anyway.

So from where would a person get the motivation to cook more? Well it's kind of a mystery but I like my current boss at work, which provides more cognitive ease in my day-to-day life. Recently I've also started to let things go, at times, just a bit more, by which I guess I mean trying not to worry so much about all the things I don't have (no I won't list them), or how I should be thinking. You'd be surprised how much time I used to spend wondering if the thoughts I was thinking were the right ones. They probably weren't.

We will see how this all pans out.

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