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My Happiness Challenge Day 38

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Happy people...

38.. Spend time in nature. A 2013 study published in the journal Psychological Science found that spending even a short amount of time in nature, such as visiting a city park, improved people's moods and mental well-being.

I love to be outside. I would much rather run outside than on a treadmill. This summer I had a 68 day streak of running or walking a mile every day. But it's been hard to keep up for the past 2 weeks due to back to school activities.

I'm training for another half marathon in November so I have to run 3 days a week but it's a struggle to get outside on other days when I have to stay at school until 7 to catch up with school work. But I'll get back into the swing of things soon.

I also fell off my blog streak. I started this journey to stave off my seasonal depression and it seemed to work well. But now I have to see it through with just 14 days of happiness habits left or it will become one more thing I have to feel bad about. I don't need that! But I may switch to just blogging once a week until Christmas break.

I've got to take time for me this year to keep my head straight and the weight I've lost off! So far I haven't fluctuated more than 3 pounds so I'm pretty proud of myself there.

I have terrific students this year and haven't had to call a single parent yet!

I am happy!
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  • LIZANDRASHAW
    I think you should blog as often as it makes you happy to blog.
    1193 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Sounds great and I agree with you that getting outside and being around nature definitely lifts the spirits!.... That's terrific you haven't had to call any parents yet.... I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    1195 days ago
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