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A New Year, A New Happiness Planner

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I’m used to defining myself as someone who takes her time to make decisions. Before I bought my Amazon Fire TV Stick, which I LOVE, I spent about a month researching the different streaming sticks to figure out which one was the best for me. Before buying a new backpack to hold my laptop, I pored over Amazon reviews for hours, because I wanted to make sure I got one that I liked for both design and functionality and that was made of high-quality material.

But recently, I’ve noticed that I make quicker decisions. Maybe it’s the result of these decisions being made jointly with my better half, who operates under the principle that if you like something, you should buy it quickly before you change your mind. Last year, we talked about buying a king-sized bed, and two days later we were sleeping in one. Not long ago, we talked more seriously about buying a “new” (used) car, and less than a week later, it was sitting in our parking spot. Earlier this week, I spent an hour looking for planners. Not because I’d been planning on buying one, but more likely as a result of subliminal messaging on social media platforms.

Less than 48 hours after I browsed online, I was unwrapping my new Happiness Planner. I guess I may have to revisit how I define my decision-making time period.

the happiness planner

When The Happiness Planner arrived (in Mint/Rose Gold), I spent over an hour opening it up and going through the initial pages. Before you actually get to the January calendar and daily to-do’s, the designer of The Happiness Planner, Mo Seetubtim, urges you to think through what makes you happy, what makes you unhappy, what you’re grateful for, how you define success, and what your dreams are. It’s an exercise in focus and goal-setting for the year, and one I’ve admittedly been out of practice in.

One of the things I wanted to focus more on this year was writing, which leads me here, I suppose. I think when I moved over to this blog, I wanted to focus primarily on development, which was limiting and ultimately caused me to write less. So as dangerous as it might be to let the internet into my head, I’m just going to let my mind and fingers run free and see what happens.

the happiness planner

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