At the beginning of every week in 2013 I’ll be sharing a different way to get happy for FREE. Being happy doesn’t cost anything except your decision to try. I show you how I got happy that week and hope to inspire you to do the same. Join my Get Happy for FREE challenge, you have nothing to lose and a whole lot of smiles to gain!
Happy is not in your bank account, it’s in your home.
I get asked so often about finding happiness in things, that are not things. Did you know only 10% of our happiness comes from income? Over 40% is directly related to our conscious actions to be happy!
So far, we’ve been looking outward, this week we are looking inward.
According to Reader’s Digest:
Although relationships are one of the best antidotes to stress, sometimes you need time alone to recharge and reflect.
When you travel on an airplane, they always stress one safety precaution that makes me smile. They tell passengers traveling with babies and young children that in the event of an emergency, put the oxygen mask on yourself first, than on the child.
This is safety advice for life! How can we take care of everyone else, if we are falling apart? Put your oxygen mask on yourself!
This week we are focusing on spending time alone.
Take a walk, read a magazine, go out to lunch by yourself or have coffee in your car alone, even if it’s just parked outside your house! The time doesn’t matter, whether it’s 15 minutes or 2 hours. Just make time for yourself, alone.
Week 4: Spend Time Alone
If you follow me on Instagram, you already got a sneak peek of how my challenge went!
Two things are a must for me when I go out by myself. A bookstore is probably involved and my trusted confidante, Acer laptop.
In my own world. This is a luxury. No toddler crawling on my back while I try to answer an email. I think I was looking up juice recipes.
Browsing a very cool juice app on Windows 8. And yes, it’s a touchscreen laptop!
Now I’m ready to be left alone…in my zone. A good friend once told me, no one will give you a break, you have to take it yourself. Take the break you deserve.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE!
- Spend some time alone and then come back and tell me about in the comments by 2/9 11:59 p.m. EST.
- I will pick one winner via random.org from all eligible comments. I’ll announce the next $5 Amazon Code winner in my weekly email that goes out every Sunday. Make sure you are a subscriber or you won’t know you won!
- If you win and are a blogger or want a link to your site or Instagram account mentioned in the newsletter be sure to snap a pic that represents this week’s challenge!
- Tag me on Facebook OR on Instagram with the pic!
Other posts in the 52 Ways to Get Happy for FREE Series:
- Week 1: Focus on Relationships
- Week 2: Go Somewhere New
- Week 3: Try a New Food
- Week 4: Spend Time Alone
- Week 5: Write to Someone
- Week 6: Smile
- Week 7: Take a Walk
Disclosure:I am part of the Windows Champions Ambassador program and receive benefits such as testing new products.I am not obligated to write about them, it’s just a part of my life I wanted to share.#windowschampions