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This is a pretty good one for today- yesterday was a pretty rough day…no real reason though.
Back at the beginning of 2018, I decided to try to focus on being happier in general. I have a decent job, amazing wife and great son but I wasn’t doing things that I wanted to do and I noticed that I would have mood swings for no reason and there were things that I would do and they would just make me happy but then I either stopped or just didn’t get further with them and I decided to change that.
I started writing every single day. I’m trying to play video games daily and do art stuff like coloring or drawing a few times a week. I started learning how to make decent quality YouTube videos and how to live stream.
Then…even though I’m a pretty shy, introverted person…I just decided to put myself out there and do what I enjoyed- regardless of any backlash that may come with it.
I’ve been posting a couple videos per week on my YouTube and streaming Wednesday nights. I’ve been researching issues that come up and learning how to fix them. I decided to start putting more into my writing and instead of just venting all of my grievances about the world around me- I started doing more research and picking things I’m interested in to not only write about but learn more about as I write.
I’ve been spending more time getting donations together for Commons4Kids- sorting cards has always been a great stress reliever for me.
On top of all of that, I’ve been getting my weight under control and doing cardio/boxing daily and trying to get into a weight lifting routine. While I still struggle with food daily, I feel way happier at 310 lbs than I did at 440 lbs and there is NO doubt there.
I’m trying to make “things that make me happy” a part of my daily life and not just things I look forward to doing from time to time. I’m going to be 41 years old in about 10 days and I doubt I have many more years left so I need to make those years as happy as possible.
I’m not saying I plan to die tomorrow but if I get another 20 years out of life…it still wouldn’t be enough…when we are talking about life- no number of years would ever be enough.
It’s like I said in a recent video- Be Happy. It can be as complex or as simple as that. Do things that make you happy and don’t give a shit about anyone/anything else.
Love, Peace and Sharkyness