A Different Kind of List
I love lists. They keep me focused. They help me plan. They are vital when taking a trip. Most of the time my lists also mean work. Until...
Wait for it...
I started a list of MY FAVORITE THINGS!
Okay, this might seem silly. It started as a small list as part of a journal entry. Then it
became its own section. Next, I'm going to start a journal just of things that make me happy and are my favs.
coffee in the morning
a new book
the sound of a baby laughing
plants that aren't dead (I have a black thumb so this one is a big deal)
cute pillows in Marshalls
a new lip gloss
the smell of leather
homemade pasta (not made by me!)
the sound pencils make on paper
a completed to-do list ;)
drawing for fun
winning a offer on Poshmark
Look at that! Believe it or not, just making that list lifted my mood a bit. (Rereading during the edit did the same thing!)
That's the thing about a list of favorite things... it's a mood lifter when you write it and it's a mood lifter when you read it. And sometimes we need that. Sometimes we get in a funk. It happens. It's knowing the tools that work for us to get out of them. (See Chelsea's post about her tools.) Positive attitude and mind shift are all parts of good mental health and being our best selves on this journey.