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The Happiness Project Part 1: Gratitude

by Justine Crowley (follow)
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Part 1 of The Happiness Project series here on Self Avenue is all about gratitude. Enjoy.

Inspiration has been gained from Gretchen Rubin's book to help all subscribers and readers of Self Avenue in making 2014 their best year yet. This will be a 12-part series. My aim is to deliver one part a week for the next three months. So far I am two weeks behind. Alas, another New Year's resolution broken. We're not perfect right?

Not to digress, however (as at the time of writing this) the Chinese New Year is coming up. Hooray, another chance to start again with a clean slate on what you want 2014 to be and to look like for you. What better way than to start afresh than with implementing a happiness project.

It is a personal process for you, and it is a journey. Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

The first part: Gratitude.

"Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude." - Joseph Krutch

Happiness means different things to different people. For starters, be grateful for what you like. You might like fresh flowers, while someone else reading this article might like to exercise alone.

Step 1: Make a list of all of the things that make you happy. This is the capstone to gratitude. The true meaning of gratitude is to exude a great attitude in your life. Happiness is found in participating in activities that you're passionate about, as well as engaging in the simple things. Good news: you don't need a bucketload of money to be happy. If you're not sure of what makes you happy, then do the reverse. You'll then know what makes you happy and centered.

Step 2: There is a bucket list, where you write down the things in life you want to experience before you die. How about a reverse bucket list? Absolutely. Write down a list of tasks you have accomplished, from running your first race to baking a meal for the first time. These achievements can also be a big deal such as buying a house. You will be surprised, and hence enter into an attitude of gratitude for the great things you've achieved in your life already.

Step 3: Write down what you're grateful for in your life right now. There are many articles here on Self Avenue that talk about the importance of having a gratitude journal to write down what you're grateful for right now, as well as being grateful for what you're about to receive in your life. Just click on gratitude on the right hand side of the categories list, and you'll know what I am referring to.

Step 4: Gratitude tokens. A gratitude token is some object or prop that reminds you to be grateful for your awesome life. Gratitude tokens can include any of these objects in your home and office - even in your handbag, depending on the item of course:

Buddha statue
Meditation space
A stone or crystal, and call it your gratitude rock.
Your diary
A special pen

Now that we've covered the importance of cultivating an awesome attitude of gratitude for your life, Part 2 will be all about taking control of your life and your happiness.

# Self Avenue Happiness Project
# Life
# Life Skills
# Love
# Happiness
# Gratitude
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