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Um…what the hell. How is it Friday already?! Seriously, it actually kind of terrifies/boggles my mind how quickly time has flown since I’ve been here in Toronto. I guess part of it is that we’re having fun and exploring a new city, but the other side of it is that I’ve just been so damn busy. I’ve never really maintained my blog over a traditional 9-to-5’er and I tell you, I have a newfound respect for all my blog friends who book in long hours and then manage to post five times a week. It’s insane. I still need to figure out how to get to everything (commenting, design and layout tweaks, etc.) but I’m learning.
So I’ve been reading The Happiness Project and am really loving it. As a psych grad, some of my favourite things to do are a. read studies about human behaviour (seriously) and b. analyze why it is that I’m sooooo complex and messed up (again…seriously, this is a hobby of mine, but I’m not as serious about being messed up…I’m just endearlingly strange). The book is chockfull of general psych talk so that pleases me to no end, but in a similar strain to Eat, Pray, Love there’s a lot of self-exploration and realizations that the author Gretchen Rubin makes about her own life and pursuit of happiness.
One thing she wrote about that has really stuck with me since reading it was the notion that your happiness is a responsibility – in other words, you should feel responsible to be happy not just for yourself, but for the sake of others. I thought that was such a nice way of approaching it, and something a die-hard cynic like myself could benefit from. My best friend is always so happy and encouraging about any of the small successes that come my way, and her happiness is usually greeted by my blasé “Yeah, well we’ll see how it goes.” I like the idea (and I’m sure she will too) that when someone is happy for you you should share in their happiness – it will make them feel better and in turn make you feel better too. Don’t you think that’s a refreshing way of approaching your general attitude?
Anyway, just thought I’d share an uncharacteristically cheesy tidbit with you as you head off this Friday! Hope you have an amazing weekend, I’m pretty sure I’m gonna be drinking in a new dinosaur exhibit tonight so that should be interesting (more on that Monday).