"Do More of What Makes You Happy"--this was a sign my husband bought for me for Christmas this past year (with a little encouragement from me). I now have it hanging where I can see it every day.
Why do I need this reminder? I admit that this sign is not for everyone, and could seem selfish. However, as I am learning more about myself, I am seeing more and more how the rest of my family and rest of my life is better if I take care of myself. And, taking care of myself means saying 'no' to things that sap all my energy and make me 'less happy'.
As a Christian, this means I give glory to God in the ways He created me.
As an INFJ, this means I try to take time for myself each day, give myself chances to dream and imagine, find out what my own needs and feelings are, and order my life in such a way that it is not total chaos.
As a phlegmatic melancholic, this means that I need to learn to say 'no' and to set limits and but that I also enjoy working with lots of different types of people.
As a pilot's wife, this means that I have someone else watch the kids for a couple hours when he's gone on a four day trip so I can have some time to breathe and do what I want to do.
As a mother, this means that we don't do a lot of other 'busy' things that other families do.
So, if you are like me in any way, I hope to encourage you to be the best you and to "Do More of What Makes YOU Happy!"
"If Mama's not happy, no one's happy!" What Brings You Happiness is a blog designed to encourage you to take better care of yourself so you can take better care of others. Click on the categories below to find how I've dealt with various situations in light of who I am.