In These Are a Few of My Favorite Things, I was just recovering from a bad crash--similar to now--and I comforted myself by listing things that brought me joy. Just re-reading this list lifts my spirits! In this ProHealth article, Finding Joy in Every Day, I dive more deeply into the topic, including my approach of keeping a Joy Journal.
|Yes, that's a groundhog in my son's oatmeal - Happy Groundhog Day!|
Book by Book, which features reviews of books I have enjoyed each week. I also included lots of book recommendations, plus tips for those who can't read easily due to cognitive problems in my article, The Joy of Reading. For more book recommendations, check out my Best Books Read in 2019 post.
My Weekly Inspiration post, Laughter is the Best Medicine, featured TV shows, movies, and books sure to make you laugh and forget your problems for a bit. Laughter really does have positive physical effects, improving immune function, relieving stress, and relaxing you. Plus, it's fun!
Another Weekly Inspiration post, Listen to Podcasts, points to another great way to entertain and distract yourself (or learn something new!), even when you are stuck on the couch or in bed. The post lists some of my favorites.
Oops - this was supposed to be a short post! My husband is up now and it's time for breakfast, but I hope these ideas will inspire you to lift your spirits and find some joy each day.