At Britmums live on the Saturday I attended the Embrace Happy workshop run by Pippa Best, Story of Mum and Karin Joyce, Embrace Happy.
It was probably hands downmy favourite workshop of the whole weekend!
It left me feeling inspired and .... happy!
What I took away was that every day has some good in it, even if you don't think it did.
Sit down at the end of the day and think about what made you smile, be it a nice cup of coffee or a stranger smiling at you.
You don't need the world to make you happy, just the small things in your every day life!!
Write down 3 good things that have happened that day. Then you can look back and think actually it wasn't all that bad.
Doing this will help me a tremendous amount when dealing with my down days.
I've also been googling "happy" quotes to pop in my planner on random days as a little reminder to myself to #embracehappy.
My quote for today is .....
" You are never to old to set another goal or dream a new dream " C.S Lewis.
We also made 'happy hearts' pictured above. Which on each strip of paper is written something that makes me happy.
My heart is now on my bedside table, so I see it every day.
I'm planning to do make some with Noah, as i think he'd like doing an activity like this as he finds it hard telling people his feelings, whether they're happy or sad.
I have a special little notebook beside my bed that I write my 3 good things of the day in just before I go to bed.
It's helped me feel much lighter and less down about things and I'm sleeping better.
It's a therapy all in its self.
So ladies I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for holding such a great workshop.