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My Happiness Challenge Day 28

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Happy people... 28. Question their intentions when faced with a dilemma. They ask themselves, "Will this bring me pleasure, or will it bring me happiness?" I'm trying to think of dilemmas I have faced recently. Most of them involve food because food really does bring me pleasure. But if I eat everything I want, it does lead to unhappiness because I undo my hard work. But I also get pleasure from working hard so sometimes I think to myself, I will go ahead and enjoy this treat (or these treats) and if I gain some weight I will enjoy working to get it back off. I think happiness comes from your attitude about what you at doing. You have to be mindful of everything you do so you don't regret it later. I'm trying to be more intentional with my summer so I don't look back on it and think what a waste! Being lazy might bring me pleasure but I would not be happy come August 14th when I report back to school. Staying up to watch late night tv would bring some pleasure but I would regret sleeping in or waiting too late to do my workout or feeling drained. I will not regret eating pizza everyday in Chicago next week! I will eat it mindfully and appreciate my body's ability to run the miles it takes to work it back off! I am enjoying this feeling of being in control of my happiness by being more mindful and intentional about my choices. I am happy!
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  • LIZANDRASHAW
    Interesting! So glad you are sharing this journey with us.
    1284 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Great differentiation between pleasure and happiness!

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    emoticon Until tomorrow!


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    Be a rainbow in someone's cloud!
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    1284 days ago
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