Monday, April 28, 2014

Faerietale Happiness Challenge: The Important Questions

"If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!..."




Bet you're singing the rest of it. And if you want to sing the whole thing, click on that video.

But have you ever noticed that that children's song implies that it is possible to be happy and NOT know it? This possibility, that I might be happier than I thought I was, was part of the inspiration for this month-long faerietale happiness challenge I created.

Once I decided to do it, I thought about what an enchanted, faerietale life would be like for me. I wrote out a description and wondered if I could find a way to live enough of that story each day to feel happier overall.




I decided to try it & to measure my results by giving myself a daily simple happiness rating using a scale of 1-10. My goal was to see how many 7-plus days I could create in one month's time.

I made a top ten happiness list of things that seemed possible to do every day that would help me begin to create the enchanted life I had described. What would it take to create a day that I would rate at 7 or above?

Could I do it with just one item from the list? Two? How many would I need? These questions, and the ones I mentioned above, were the ones I set out to answer.

Tomorrow, I'll share the answers I discovered this month. On Wednesday, I'll share my plan for creating (7-plus) faerietale happiness going forward and offer some suggestions you can use to create happiness for yourself.

My goal: to live a more enchanted life & discover how to do it in one month's time. Did I do it? I'll tell you tomorrow. :)


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What if you could finally heal
whatever is blocking you from the faerietale life
that's waiting for you?
http://www.faerietalecoach.com

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10 comments:

  1. I sang this song SO many times when I worked in child care but it always made every one giggle especially when with the older kids made up reasons to BE happy..
    I like the concept I think I too shall try it for this week and see what happens

    ...:) ...
    blessings

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    1. LOL! Well, good. Let me know what happens!

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  2. fairytales were, are n will b my fav forever :-) and dat song, yes i am still singing dat as i type dis :-D

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    1. Yay, I got you to sing! :) I love fairy tales, too.

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  3. Love your idea of a happiness rating for the day. I am going to make today a 10 and yes I did sing.

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    1. Hi Jacqui! Thanks!! Wow, a 10? That's awesome.

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  4. I adore fairy tales. Recently I wrote a re-telling of "The Little Mermaid" called "Azure"

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    1. Oh, how cool! I bet that was great, Sophie. I love your writing!

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  5. Yep. I sang it, too. I can hardly wait to read tomorrow's post. My bet is that you managed to reach 7 or higher most days of the month. April is such a beautiful month, how could you miss?

    Have a magical day!

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    1. Glad I got you singing! :) Hope you are having a magical day, too.

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