Paint yourself happy?
Crazy as it may seem, I spent hours of my vacation with a spray paint can in hand. So much, that my index finger actually hurt, until I bought that nifty handle thingy that uses four fingers. Whew!
Wait, you thought this was a health and wellness website? Of course it is, but I'm telling you that during my six week doctoral studies break, I decided to tackle several unfinished outdoor projects. In my ideal wellness world, undone projects would be nonexistent, since they clutter my brain. I love some of the DIY bloggers who transform furniture, but I am never that girl. I THINK about repurposing and refinishing, but most projects sit in the garage, shamefully deteriorating next to their rusted partners.
With the unseasonably cool and dry weather, I was able to give new life to four of them, which filled me with simple joy. I started with the easy stuff. A wire brush, sandpaper, and some spray paint. Focusing on a single task that could be accomplished in a short time, I worked every morning until they were glistening in the sun.
Do you ever equate happiness with completion? It's not the Cross-It-Off-The-List kind of completion, but the peaceful feelings of productivity and creativity when we fluff up our pillows and color our nest happy.