Wednesday, 2 January 2013

The Jar of Happiness.


I never do New Years Resolutions as I know I will never stick to them, so there is really no point in me even setting them. I always think of things I want to make more of an effort with or concentrate more on but I never 'set' a list of things I want to achieve as in the long run, if I don't achieve them it will only end up with me feeling worse about things. 

If you know me/ follow me on twitter you may have seen I am having a rough time at the moment, I'm not going to go into it  but lets just say I'm not having a great time so I wanted something this year that would help me focus on the good in my life. Something I can stay positive for. I had seen a couple people saying that they were doing a Happiness Jar or Blessing Jar and to be honest, this is exactly what I need. 

Like a lot of people I have got stuck on everything that is wrong with my life at the moment, that I have forgotten all the good that I have around me; like a boyfriend that has supported me through everything, Friends that I couldn't be without and that what I want to focus on. 

Enter my Jar! Every day I am going to write something good that has happen/ something nice someone has said or a general happy thought. I am not limiting this to one a day. The more the better, I say. I might even start off printing little pictures to go in there as well. 

On New Years Eve, I will empty my jar and be able to look over the year and remember all the good times I have had. I know a lot of people just get rid of everything but I think I might buy a scrap book and stick all my little notes in there so I have a constant reminder and I can remember all the good bits we tend to forget.


Have you started any projects for this year? I'd love to hear about them. 


36 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea - may do it myself :) xxx

    Beth

    Www.betterwithbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I really think you should :) Would be an awesome way to look back at things xx

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  2. this is a great idea. i'm sorry you're going through such a rough time. i haven't had a good past couple of months and have been going through some family problems and drama which haven't been brilliant so i've been feeling down too. *hugs* :)

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    1. I hope that everything will be ok for you. Maybe you should do this as well. Stay positive darling xxx

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  3. I love this idea and I might do this myself because Iam having a very hard time too at the moment. Hope everything gets better for you soon :)
    hareem xx

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    1. I'm really sorry to hear that you are having trouble at the moment. Stay positive. I know I didn't for a while and everything got to much. xx

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  4. I'm doing one of these :) I haven't got the jar yet but I have the paper :') x

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    1. I need to get some pretty paper! it looks like quite a few people are doing it this year :) x

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  5. This is a really good idea, I often forget about good things that have happened in my day so it'd be nice to go through and read them.
    X

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    1. Yeh that was what I was thinking. Will be nice to have the little things written down! xx

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  6. I saw this on tumblr and know I'm going to do it as well! xx

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    1. Yeh I saw it last year but never got round to doing it. Awesome! seems a lot of people are :) xx

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  7. I love this idea! I saw it on another blog today and it has inspired me to do my own! xx

    Almost Delightful

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    1. I'm so glad so many people seem to be doing it! It's a great little idea. xx

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  8. This is a lovely idea! I also like the idea of making a 2013 memory jar. Might have to pick up a couple of pretty jars at the weekend x

    http://missjaynebecca.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yay another person doing it :) xx

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  9. This is such an amazing idea, I might have to try it!

    xx

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    1. You should! Don't even have to do it everyday just whenever :) xx

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  10. This is such a brilliant idea!
    Sophie
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  11. Such a cute idea. I'm definitely going to try this.

    http://www.tea-and-cocktails.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah you should! Seems like a really popular thing to do and it's doesn't take up loads of time xx

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  12. this is a really cute idea! I'm doing it myself. Just needing to get a jar. xx
    http://beautyisunwrittenxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know John Lewis have some big jars in at the moment that don't cost too much :) xx

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  13. I'm doing five year journals. A q&a and a happiness project one. Also started a similar type if jar. On a bad day, take one out but it can't be put back in. At the end of the year, count how many are in there and start again the next!

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

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    1. Thats sounds like a really awesome idea as well. I don't know if I could stick at it for 5 years though! xx

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  14. This is such a sweet idea, for my anniversary present for my other half as we were spent up for christmas I did a jar with reasons why i love you in it and he loved it! :) x

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeh I did think about doing that as well. I'd seen it somewhere, really can't remember where xx

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  15. I've seen a lot of bloggers do that, such an original and cute idea! Happy New Year! x

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    1. seems very popular this year! Happy New Year to you as well darling xx

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  16. This is such a cute idea, hope things get better for you soon xxx

    http://littleandrandom.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you darling. Glad you like :) x

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  17. Love this idea!!! Definitely going to do it!!
    Rosy x
    http://rostinted.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. This is such a great idea and a fab way to look back on the year! Have fun doing it! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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