Daily Archives: June 10, 2017

Self-Care Saturdays: What Makes You Happy?

I recently discovered something that makes me ridiculously happy, and it is so simple it might border on absurd that I like it so much. I almost don’t want to share it, for fear that someone will tell me how silly I’m being and rain on my parade.

I like listening to music while I walk.

I don’t mean going for a walk. I mean, just literally walking from place to place. It makes me feel like I’m in a movie. I used to do it all. the. time. when I lived on campus, because honestly 95% of my movement on any given week would have been through walking. I only left campus in a car once a week, and I usually didn’t go far.

But I forgot about it, the way that people do. And then this week, I was listening to music on my phone in the car, through an auxiliary port, and a song came on that I really like, but I had to get out of the car and go in to work.  It’s also a song that one of my employees really likes, and would appreciate. But I didn’t have headphones with me. I honestly don’t remember if I even own any that aren’t the huge gamer-style ones.

It being the middle of the summer, and the campus mostly deserted, I decided to just turn down the volume a little bit and walk in listening to the song. It was the best thing ever and made me feel so good! The rest of the day I was humming and dancing and just generally pretty cheerful.

So now I need to find some headphones. 🙂

What kinds of little things make you happy? Really think about it – chances are there are things you’ve forgotten!