Finding Joy and Happiness in your Current Routine
One of the things that I love to do is take the time to sit down with a pen and piece of paper and look at the way that I am spending my day.
I like to go through all the tasks that I do and ask, ‘What things really do I enjoy doing, what things bring me joy?
What jobs and tasks do I seem to jump in and do with ease and seem to have no problem to motivate myself to do and what other things are in my diary or ‘to do list’, that I keep putting off and procrastinating? Reminding myself that I will do it later and that later then becomes a week away, a month away and heck I've still not made any progress whatsoever with it.
Wherever we procrastinate is often a good indicator of what we do not really enjoy doing.
Something that I have learnt throughout my journey and recently made a big decision about, is things that I really do not enjoy doing.
Guess what, whenever possible I am not going to do it.
I have learnt that I’m a great people person, I’m great at being with people, making friends, talking to people, building meaningful connections. But I’m definitely not great in the office, I have no filing system or organised structure.
If you ask me for an important document like my home loan papers, I'll smile and say sure I can show them to you tomorrow. I would then go home and rip my house apart trying to remember where I have placed them. In the area of organisation, I just can't seem to get my shit together.
You would think after 34 years I would get better at this, but no I’m still really bad. Not one of my strengths for sure.
One of the first steps to improving my personal happiness score and scale was being firm and sifting through all my tasks. Any piece of work or a job that did not bring me joy, I chose to delegate that job to someone who did enjoy it.