Happiness Practice - June 8, 2018
It's time for what's making us happy this week!
If we're being honest, this has not been my best week. I have cried pretty much every day, for all kinds of reasons, and I'm in that weird emotional liminal space of just feeling a lot right now. They can't all be winners! And it seems like I'm not alone - the news is hard, and harsh. If you're already prone to seeing and feeling the worst, like a lot of us are, it's exhausting.
The point of these posts are not to convince you that my life is a perfect bastion of joy and happiness. It isn't, and no one's is. But I write these posts every week to make sure I take the time to think about things I like, and that do make me happy. Weeks like this are when finding things outside of myself that I can just relax into and enjoy become even more important. It's fostering a routine of looking for and acknowledging what's helping, and I find it useful. I hope you do too, and if you don't, you should not feel bad about muting me or doing whatever it is you need to keep yourself happy! So, with that in mind...
I finally got my SNES Classic and set it up last week, and this week I started getting into Secret of Mana, which I'm having a lot of fun with! I have vague memories of playing it as a kid, so there's the nostalgia element in there, but I also can't really remember the plot or the puzzles, so I still get to experience the game. It's a little unclear at times, and combat can be frustrating, but overall I'm having a really fun time with it, and I look forward to getting through it - and maybe some of the other games on the Classic!
The other thing fostering some good feelings this week is Chvrches' new album! I've been listening to them for a few years, and I really enjoy their music, and "Love is Dead" fits the pattern! They're kind of pop-y electronica, exactly my jam, and they've been the soundtrack to my last couple of weeks.
Now what about you? What's making you happy this week? And if your answer is nothing, it's been misery, I see you. You count too.