I have a love/hate relationship with this sentiment. Am I the only one?
I get the general idea and I think it’s a good reminder, but having dealt with depression issues I know that it’s not always as simple as a choice.
I think I’m more of the F I N D joy type. Or maybe C R E A T E joy.
I’ve been in a serious funk the last few months and decided I needed to choosefindcreate some joy, so I started buying flowers to keep on my desk at work.
Since I don’t love my cubicle life at the day job, I figured that infusing the space with something pretty and Springy might help, and I think it’s working. At first everyone wanted to know what Mr. Won’t Run had done to prompt a floral apology, ha!
Once I explained I just wanted something pretty to look at (as opposed to their ugly mugs – kidding!!), they got the idea and seemed to enjoy it as well.
Sometimes you just need to surround yourself with happy things and hope that some of the joy rubs off.
What do you do to pull yourself out of a funk and choosefindcreate joy?