Why I love The Happiness Planner

Why I love The Happiness Planner

One of my absolute favourite Christmas presents this year was The Happiness Planner. I’ve wanted one of these for sooo long, so I was super excited when I opened it. The goal of The Happiness Planner is to make you really focus on what makes you happy so you can ensure you’re always working towards it. Each day you fill in one page which is split into sections such as ‘Today I’m Excited About’ and ‘Good Things About Today’ which are great for both reflection and making sure you stay on track. What I’ve really loved about this is that even on bad days I’ve always managed to find something to be positive about and that’d kind of the whole point. It’s about focussing on the positives and working to change the negatives.

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Hello 2017

Hello 2017

A little bit of a late hello, but a hello nonetheless. This post was originally scheduled for last weekend but when I sat down to write it I ran into some problems, namely that I didn’t actually know what I wanted to achieve this year! Over the last few months I’ve felt increasingly proud of how my blog is starting to grow, but equally disappointed in myself that I couldn’t keep it up over Christmas down to some bad planning and the dreaded winter cold. It’s showed my how much my little blog means to me and this year my main aims are to just keep improving and also create a realistic plan so I don’t end up flapping about last minute. I’m so excited for everything 2017 has to bring so I’ve laid out a few bullet points of things I want to focus on…

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The Art of Thinking Clearly

Bit of random post today! I just felt really inspired to write about this book The Art of Thinking Clearly. I had a cosy afternoon in the other day and when looking for something to read, came across this favourite from my bookshelf. As someone who is criminally indecisive, this book has really helped me try and focus my mind and hopefully make better/more informed decisions.

The book is broken down into small snippets of advice, usually about 3-5 pages long. The one that particularly spoke to me was Why You Should Forget The Past (Sunk Cost Fallacy).

This is an excerpt from it:

The sunk cost fallacy is most dangerous when we have invested a lot of time, money, energy or love in something. The investment becomes a reason to carry on, even if we are dealing with a lost cause. The more we invest, the greater the sunk costs are, and the greater the urge to continue becomes.

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