The Little Happy Journal #13: Following Our Hearts

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It hit the fan but I’m carrying on anyway!

 

For the last few weeks, I’ve felt like my feet have hardly touched the floor. My life is exciting, productive and I love what I do! However: sometimes, I rush a little too much. That happened the weekend before last, leading me to board the wrong train and (eventually) end up in a&e with what turned out to be heat exhaustion and dehydration. Finding out who was there to support me has been both heart-warming and demoralising, with one of those closest to me taking the opportunity to tell me everything he thinks I’m doing wrong at life. No pressure then!

 

In cases like these, it can be as simple as someone’s worries running away with them. Not everybody will stop and think to raise those concerns in a considerate way, even if you have just suffered a traumatic event! Ultimately, we can’t make people be more considerate if they’re not willing. We need to shake it off, keep our eyes on the prize and remember there are people out there who will support us no matter what. This week we’re talking about following our hearts.

 

 

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Three things that made me happy: Visiting Puzzlewood with the kids, my new water bottle, my family looking after me when I was poorly/getting better.

What challenged me and what I did about it: The whole recent ordeal has been a challenge, and from now on I’m going to have my travel plans written down in advance, always carry water and be kind to myself even when others aren’t feeling kind.

What I’m looking forward to this week: my stylist consultation with Mummy Style, using my new Klean Kanteen water bottle on a pop vending machine and getting school reports for the children.

This week, focus on: following your heart. We all have hopes and dreams, and often we are told they are unrealistic, or we panic and give up. Today I want you to get that dream in sharp focus, and then think about what steps you’ll have taken to get there. Keep retracing those steps until you are at the present day. What is the next thing you need to do to get the life you want? Figure it out, then take that first step.

 

Read next: 7 Ways Practicing Mindfulness Will Improve Your Life

 

What has made you smile, or challenged you? What are you looking forward to in the next week? Let me know in the comments!

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One thought on “The Little Happy Journal #13: Following Our Hearts

  1. So sorry to hear you have had a rotten time of it but you are so strong and also amazingly wise for one so young. Your encouragement to follow our hearts has already helped me today – thank you! #LittleHappyJournal
    3 happy things for me – 1. Navigating what would have been my Dad’s 91st birthday with only a very few tears rather than the whole day upset as used to happen 2. France winning the world cup 3. Sneaky coffee and hot chocolate breaks in the bar Challenge – recurring cystitis! Looking forward to Friday as ever.

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