Situational happiness

My new Moroccan floor pillow – stuffed with Spring clothes (great space-saver). This definitely brought me situational happiness.

This week was weird.

Weird is the best way to describe it.

There were downs and there were ups.

You know how when a week starts out bad, you think: “this is gonna be a bad week.”

I was determined not to think that way. To think the opposite even.

The more I said “the week will be good,” the more the little inconveniences rolled off my back.

I realized I had slipped from present-moment awareness into continually thinking about the next moment to come…grasping at the future…planning…waiting for something “better”.

I made a conscious effort to bring my awareness back to the present moment (why is it so hard!)

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about situational happiness, and how my mood changes dramatically depending on the good or bad things that happen to me.

I tried to keep my mood balanced.

And I feel so much more stable when I don’t get too overjoyed with the highs or too upset with the lows.

So my intention for next week is: repeat a mantra of positivity, stay awake in the present moment, and don’t get too caught up in the higs…or the lows.

4 thoughts on “Situational happiness

    • Hi Kristina! πŸ™‚ Good tip, huh? I know I’m going to forget they’re in there come Spring. I hope you’re doing well! Europe trip for you this year??

  • Yup, haha.

    I wish! I would love to make it annually. Jeremy and I are heading to NZ in a couple of months, so that will be the big trip this year! I’ll send a few pics πŸ™‚

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