This is one such post where I won’t be sharing anything related to health. However, I just checked that there was only 1 health-related post by me this month (that was the best one, so be happy).
Interestingly, this post is also a prompt, so readers’ contribution is needed.
This prompt is 5 things that make me happy. First I will talk about 5 things that make me (FGW) happy, and then in a separate blog post, you will talk about yours.
Things that make me happy-Blogging
Blogging has to be #1 on my list, I mean, this is why I am here anyway. I am happy doing it and I believe I am doing a fantastic job. I have written 145+ blog posts and given endless hours to blogging.
I started blogging in 2021 and since then I have been writing without a major break. Earlier, I used to share 8-9 blog posts per month, but now, I am down to 4-5. People may call it bragging, but I feel I have improved my blog’s quality a lot. I won’t be saying I am on the level of the OGs here, but I am doing well.
I do love blogging, but I love the community here as well. I haven’t experienced anything bad (except maybe twice) and people here are intellectual and passionate. I am following a selected few, as I want to give my proper attention to a certain group of people, rather than an uncontrollable bunch.
Things that make me happy-Workout
I have lost 28 kg, and I believe that would not be possible if I didn’t have a love for what I was/am doing. You need to love the process, and you need to commit yourself to it. I love the workout, and that’s why I was able to go to the gym 6 times a week.
I have continuously experimented and changed my workout and always made sure to make it fun. For example, some people will not prefer walking after a meal, but it’s important, easy, and effective. If you start loving something like that, you can convince yourself for it always.
When you love exercising, you don’t need any motivation to do it.
Things that make me happy reading
I have once talked about my love for book reading here, but never enough. So yeah, I do love reading books. I have seen some people online who have made book reading a competition. They aim to read a certain amount of books in a year, and they see it as a challenge.
But, I see book reading as a healthy, Mindful habit. I don’t count books, I enjoy them. I feel book reading is the best mindful habit you can do. I make sure to give at least 1+ hour to book reading in the morning when there’s absolute silence (around 5:30 am), and 30 minutes before sleeping.
People who are close to me know that I don’t use the phone after 9 p.m., so I made a healthy boundary with it. I like spending time reading books before sleeping.
This mindful habit of mine makes me very happy and improves my mental health.
Things that make me happy-talking to certain someone
5 out of 7 days, I avoid talking to people on the phone. For some reason, I don’t like making friends. Even at the gym, I don’t know the name of a single person there, because I never go there to make friends. I allow very selected few people in my life.
I do mail/text a few people from WP outside WP, but I never expect anything from those friendships. There’s one particular blogger, who has become a part of my life. I can proudly call her my dear sister and whenever we get a chance to talk on call, we talk for hours. In India, calling is free, and that girl have a lot of things to share while having nothing to share. Then there’s my brother from another mother who motivated me to start blogging 2 years ago and supported me in this, I can tolerate him on call as well. So these interactions make me happy.
Things that make me happy-Seeing things happening my way
I am a very simple guy. I don’t have any extravagant needs, I don’t have expensive or typical hobbies. I like simple things and simple life. Small things in life make me happy. Like I follow a certain routine, If I am able to sleep on time and then get up on time, I get happy. If I reach home from the office safely (because for some reason I am invisible on the road), then I get happy.
If I am able to eat my favorite food, which is home-cooked food specifically, then I get happy. So, if there’s any single girl who’s reading my blog, I am giving you a hint, that I how easy it is to make me happy.
Our happiness is in our hands. Sometimes, we run after impossible things, but we often miss little joys that we can experience in life.
So now it’s your turn. I would appreciate your participation, with a separate blog post. You have time till 11th September 2023 to write and share your own version of 5 things that make you happy. There’s no word limit, but consider it like any other blog post.
Until next time, stay happy.