Enjoy the Little Things

Find the little things you enjoy in life and do more of them!

I’ll admit, I have been in a funk lately. I have been just going through the motions feeling like life is just slowly passing me by. I haven’t been posting on Nothing But Gains. I haven’t worked on Be Seen Be You. I haven’t been on any adventures. Shit, I haven’t even been reading as much as I normally do. For lack of better words, I have had a lot of Fuck It in my system.

I am not sure who I am stealing this from, but it hit me this week in order to fix this problem I am going to have to get in motion. How am I going to fix it? Beats the shit out of me. But I do know that if I don’t do something, anything I am going to be in the same place in July as I am today. That is unacceptable.

So, this week I began keeping a list on my phone entitled “Shit that makes me happy.” In one week, that list consists of the following:

  • Music. Especially, on a pretty days and Fridays
  • Brownies without pecans
  • Coffee
  • Lifting weights
  • Writing. More specifically hearing from people that they enjoy reading what I write
  • Smiling
  • Good conversation
  • Reading
  • Adventure

The action I am taking is to do more of the “Shit that makes me happy” every single day. For instance while writing this I am listening to The Temptations Spotify radio station and drinking a cup of killer coffee.

I have no idea if this will lead to me being more productive and pushing myself towards my goals, but I do know I have smiled more the past couple of days and I might have danced around my apartment to Soul Man by Sam and Dave.

That’s a start.

P.S. The above video is my Friday song. Every Friday morning I put it on and jam all the way to work. I challenge you to try it and not jam your face off.


Leave a Reply 3 comments

Annie - January 15, 2017 Reply

I needed this..
Thank you.

    Jarrod Sawyer - January 17, 2017 Reply

    No Problem. Thank you for reading it and commenting!


Annie - January 14, 2018 Reply

I read this again and it was even better the second time. The little things; I always forgot to stop and enjoy them. Thank you for reminding me.
– Annie

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