The Joy List

January 22, 2016


This week’s joys:

*Meeting my new boss in person

*Pulling tarot cards every morning, coming up with some intentions and jotting them in my planner

*Going to the movies in the middle of the day. The Revenant was grueling, gorgeous and a lot to watch

*Clean sheets and a husband who makes that happen

*Having an assistant that basically is the other half of my brain

*Climbing a few 5.9s at the gym, then getting a free 5min massage

*Irish Breakfast tea in my new Klean Kanteen

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  • Reply Renee January 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I was toying with the idea of starting an entire “joys” journal (or something like “Beams of Light in a Dark, Dark World” is what my emo high school self would’ve come up with) but I just started writing some down in my regular journal, training my brain again to look for the bright spots in my day. I’ve been struggling with SAMEness and routine this year…every day has been some version of work, read, write, cook, clean, and my Tuesday night volunteer shift. The other day I got ready to take myself out on a mini-adventure to a little bookstore and lunch at Panera and then the very second I tried to leave, work sent me a giant file I had to take. I realized this year that two of my goals A. Write More and B. Get Out More absolutely do not coincide, so…I’m doing what I can, but man, the balance is off lately! What my rambling has to do with your post is I’m realizing that by noting down the sweet little moments in my days, I will realize they’re NOT all exactly the same and I can create change for myself in small ways, not always the big ones I’m craving. (P.S. I love Irish breakfast tea! I’ve been trying to ween a bit from coffee and rediscover my love for tea. I’ve made it three days. Matt just brought home a giant container from Whole Foods because I was fiending. 🙂

    • Reply jtao21 January 27, 2016 at 8:33 am

      Maybe they can be combined as “go out and write more” hah… or “go out so I have something to write about when I return” — I’m also feeling the shifting of energy, not out of boredom, but just that things need to evolve. I love the emo name of your journal hah. I’m realizing how much noticing is tied to presence is tied to joy is tied to gratitude. I’m sure I will be writing much more about this this year. xo

  • Reply Lindsey January 23, 2016 at 4:36 am


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