Do One Thing That Makes You Happy Every Day

Sage Grayson Do One Happy Thing

We’ve all heard of the power of one.

One brilliant idea can revolutionize a company.

One decision can alter the course of your life forever.

One person can change the world.

Today I want to talk about how the power of one can dramatically improve your happiness.

It’s easy: do one thing every day that makes you happy.

Most women I know put their happiness at the very bottom of their list…somewhere under “clean the litter box” and “find the sock that goes missing with every load of laundry.”

Too often our lives get bogged down with day-to-day tasks, errands, work responsibilities, family obligations, and other people’s drama.

Eventually, you’ll get burned out and declare, “That’s it! I’m putting myself first!”

And when you embark on some grand, earth-shattering quest for personal happiness, you might be tempted to make a dozen sweeping changes at once. Yeah, I’m sure you’ll stick to that routine. *cough*

Before you do, remember the KISS principle and rein it in a little.

What if you didn’t have to jostle every aspect of your life in order to be happy?

What if you could keep the same job, same partner, same neighborhood, same yappy dog and still be happy?

You can! It’s possible if you do one thing every day that makes you happy.

Just one. That’s it.

We all need little rays of sunshine in our days. Something special to look forward to. Something just for us. Something sweet.

I love watching a trashy reality TV show, or singing 80s pop songs, or writing in my aspiration journal.

That’s my time to be me without judgments or catering to other people.

Just one thing to make yourself happy. Totally doable, right?

And totally powerful.

What’s your one happy thing?

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  1. Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista on March 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    This is great! I too am a believer of how important it is to make sure you are taking care of yourself before you go pour yourself out into others. One of my favorite me things was watching Gilmore Girls but I recently finally finished the entire series and it has left me so sad to not have it anymore. Still searching for the next show to hook myself on! 🙂

    • Sage Grayson on March 28, 2013 at 5:51 am

      I love watching an entire TV series! I’m hooked on The Vampire Diaries. Last summer, my husband and I watch all 7 seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I know, I’m a total nerd. 🙂

  2. Tinfoil Tiaras on March 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    We are on the same page when it comes to trashy reality shows (especially fond of the Real Housewives series). I also love painting my nails and reading for 30 minutes before bed to keep me happy during the week. Cleaning kitty litter and finding missing socks? My daily reality! 🙂

  3. Sarah @ This Is What I Eat on March 22, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I love this! We all deserve to do something nice for ourselves! I definitely need to partake in this more. Right now I’m doing something that makes me happy: Indulging my inner nerd in some awesome Weather Channel programming while perusing blogs 🙂 Perfect way to wind down the day!

    • Sage Grayson on March 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      I’ve never watched the Weather Channel. What am I missing? I agree that reading blogs is an awesome way to decompress.