Want a way to bring joy immediately to your life? Create a Joy List!
A Joy List is a list of things you enjoy doing, things that make you happy or puts a smile on your face. Having a list you can turn to at a moments notice is very helpful when you are feeling down or can feel yourself slipping into a slum or building up within or when you want to yell at your children. Look at the list (or have a few items memorized) and go and do one of them immediately. This small action can put you right back in control or filled with hope again.
Some items on my list include dancing, looking up with my hands raised, saying the words, “Believe it or not I’m walking on air I never thought I could feel so free!” I also have drinking lemonade in the shade with a cold breeze, hanging out with a good friend and hiking in the mountains. My sons have on their list things list parkour, creating a game, talking about weapons. And my clients have included things like waking up early for a run in the forest, being in a play, reading a good book, watching a comedy movie, etc.
What bring you joy? Write it down on a Joy List!