Happiness boost: find like-minded people

I told before that one of my first babysteps to being happier was to attend a writing course. Little did I know what inspiring people and stories I would find due to that course…

There was this girl on my course (I say girl even if we are both somewhere in our 30’s) who was a brilliant writer and a slightly quirky character that seemed to appeal to me. When she suggested setting up a writer’s group, I jumped right in – even though strangers tend to freak me out – let alone when the other people seem to know one another from before. There was a pause in our meetings as life took us to different paths, but we sort of revived the group this spring.

We got together again a few weeks back and these people feel strangely like home to me, even if I don’t know them from that far back! 

They all do insanely inspiring things, that encourages me to keep going with my projects. But they also give great insight into daily happenings in life, not to mention the excellent food we have been eating lately in our get-togethers.

After our evenings I always feel energized and inspired by these amazing people, there’s no better happiness boost than that.  Not to mention the great book and podcast tips shared!

You can be inspired aswell:

https://findinghazelhawthorne.com/

https://aatteinen.wordpress.com/

Being inspired brings sunshine to my life

Weekly tip: Have a “happy” movie

Those days that make you feel defeated for any number of reasons. It is not always so obvious why on some days you can handle a lot more stress than on others. 

I’m not sure if this will work on really life altering news, but it has worked on heartbreak, on stress, on being picked on, on those days when the world seems too insane to handle.

My tip to you is: have a “happy movie”. Like with the power song, it doesn’t have to be anything artsy, oscar winning etc. For husband it’s apparently Clint Eastwood westerns (yeah, you figure that one out) and for me it’s such classics as Clueless or Bring it on or Devil wears Prada (I thinks he’s still figuring these ones out 😂)

I tend to navigate to these types of silly/ish relationship comedies with leading ladies. Nothing to overload my brain you see!

What’s your go-to happy movie like? Do you have any to begin with or does this sound just plain weird?