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Things that make me happy:

Sunshine
Floating in the pool in the summer
A good cup of coffee in the morning
My loved ones and beloved daughter
New notebooks, pens, journals etc.
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52 Lists for Happiness

List 2: List the routines in your personal life and work.


Action Cue: circle all of the routines that bring you joy, and cross out all the routines you dislike. What is it about the circled routines that bring you joy?


**I'm going to come back to this list at a later point but folks are welcome to post if they'd like to share their routines
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52 Lists for Happiness

List 3: list the things that you are really good at.



Action cue: underline the things that you had to work for to become good at, and circle the things that you feel come naturally to you. Do any of these things overlap? Just like happiness, it's already within you. It takes practice to experience daily.
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Thanks again for this thread. Im writing all this down and completing the action cues. Its great!
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52 Lists for Happiness

List 4: List the things that get you out of your head

nature
films
motoric meditation
acupuncture
dancing

Action cue: Plan an hour this week to do one or a few of these things that put your mind at peace.
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List 5
List the best choices you have made in your life so far.

moving to a new land
adopting a holistic approach to my health
deciding to love and honor my Self
choosing to work on my "happiness skills"
choosing light, love, and hope over darkness, anger, or despair
employing the 52 Lists for Happiness notebook
getting divorced
dedicating my career to the work of caring for others
practicing doing things alone as often as possible
choosing to indulge, protect, and monitor my inner child
seeking and embracing psychotherapy
taking time to trust and love my current S.O.
regular meditation
going on adventures
distancing myself from dysfunctional family members
working on my spiritual development
being more selective about which friends I spend time with
developing my work-life balance

Action Cue: Take five minutes each morning this week to reflect on your list before you start your day. You have so much to take joy in; trust your inner wisdom.
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Thank you for listing some of your choices. I can relate to many of them and it jogs my memory.
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Thank you for listing some of your choices. I can relate to many of them and it jogs my memory.
It actually amazed me when I started the list...I was surprised by the length of it...I didn't even include the whole thing on PC When I'm depressed, I unintentionally focus on everything I feel I've gotten wrong. Sometimes I don't even realize I'm doing it until my significant other says: "Stop being so critical of yourself...you always do your best!" He's very supportive. I really think the "52" notebook is helping me. Hope it helps you too Jennifer. You deserve happiness!

Ps. there's another notebook from the same creator and it's designed to help people deepen their connections to others. I might buy that one too some day when I've earned a treat
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List 6: List the things (from your past and present) that feel like blockades in the way of happiness.


lack of work-life balance
self-doubt
fear
staying in negative situations too long - feeling stuck
loneliness
feeling angry or fearful about my family



Action cue: Look back at List 5 and see if any of your past great decisions can influence how you handle the things that currently stand in the way of your happiness.
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-My smart son
-My beautiful, loving & caring wife
-My dog & cat
-A fresh coating of snow in the mountains
-A crystal clear morning after a night of rain (even though Im never awake) lol
-Listening to waves crash
-My family
-Skiing
-Trout fishing
-music
-watching sports

I need to try to do more instead of the bare minimum, just to get by. 😕
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