This week for independent learning project I want to research what makes other happy. The past couple of weeks I have been focusing on m own happiness and how I maintain a happy and positive outlook on life. I got to thinking and I realized I am pretty happy with how my life is going, and I want to exude that happiness to others, so the question is what makes people happy?
I was doing some research and I found a book called the The Happiness Project a book about finding happiness, keeping it, and sharing it with the world. The Happiness Project has moved on from just a book and is now a movement in the world. I have recently found this book for rent at the library and will be reading it, hopefully it will take about a week. I am going to cut out television until I finish it so I have no distractions from my happiness project.
I am hoping to learn a lot about happiness and how to share it with those around us. As well as reading this book I want to start getting out of my comfort zone a little more to find things that make me happy. I know exercise makes me happy so I am going to be doing more group class fitness at the college. Working out with a group of people has always kind of scared me because I think I look stupid working out, but who cares? I’m sure everyone is thinking they look silly.
Something else I want to start doing is eating healthier. This will take me out of my comfort zone because I love bad food, greasy, carby, sugary, salty, bad food. I want to work on my diet in order to improve my mood, sleep habits, and fitness habits. I think they all go hand in hand, so hopefully it will be like a perfect game of Tetris, everything falling into place. My first eating change, and it seems very extreme, but I want to start big and decrease if necessary, i am going to eliminate gluten, dairy, and refined sugars. I will do this for 30 days and see what about me has changed.