감사일기 쉽게쓰기

It’s an easier way to write a gratitude journal every day.

주변에서 추천을 많이 받아서 읽기 시작한 Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris.
덕분에 관심있게 생각해오던 감사일기(Gratitude Journal)를 시작했다.

매일 일기를 쓰려고 노력해오고 있는데 이게 맨날 하소연이 되어서 흥미를 잃어가던 중 책에서 발견한 감사일기를 쉽게 쓸 수 있도록 break down한 방법이 5-Minute Journal이다.

일기는 아침 5분 저녁5분으로 나눠진다.

– Morning
I am grateful for.. (내가 감사하게 여기는 것들)
1.
2.
3.

What would make today great? (어떤것이 내 하루를 기분좋게 할까?)
1. 2. 3.

Daily affirmations. I am… (오늘의 다짐)

– Night
Three amazing things happened today… (오늘 있었던 굉장한 일 세가지)
1. 2. 3.

How could I have made today better? (오늘 하루를 더 낫게 만들었을것 같은 일)
1. 2. 3.
(이부분은 한글판에 오역이 되있어서 내가 바꿈. 한글판에는 “오늘을 어떻게 더 좋은 날로 만들었나?”라고 되어있다. 명백히 다른 뉘앙스. )

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Why Learning to Let Go and Adapt Is a Shortcut to Happiness

Each cloud has a silver lining, and each silver lining has a cloud.

We could always be chasing the next thing, looking for greener grass. But if we do this, the grass will always be greener.

In the same way our new, latest model dream car becomes not so new, or the dream job turns out to be a bit tougher than we thought.

Everything has good and bad, so stop expecting perfection and clinging onto an unrealistic ideal. This results in us always be disappointed.

Life changes as the seasons do.

Embracing this is key to happiness, as is living in the present and enjoying each moment as it is. Whatever is happening now won’t last, which is great news if we’re going through a tough time but not so great if things are going well and we’ve just got the promotion we wanted or met our soul mate.

Life is not about what happens to us but how we react to it, and some of our biggest disappointments can lead to better things in life, bringing us new beginnings if we learn to adapt and embrace change.

Keep looking for the good in every moment and learn from the tough ones.

This is how we not only survive but thrive: by embracing each moment for what it is and choosing to make the best of it.

Continue reading Why Learning to Let Go and Adapt Is a Shortcut to Happiness

Sloquet Creek natural hot springs

October 8th Sunday to 9th Monday.

We decided to go to a natural hot spring. It’s six hours away from Vancouver including 2 hours off road.

These are pictures on the way when we stopped at the gas station.

We stopped by first nation’s town as well. There was an abandoned church which has no longer service. It looked spooky but gorgeous.

After a few hours drive more- very rough off road drive, we arrived at our camping site. It was a long weekend for thanksgiving so there are a lot of campers and dogs. As a matter of fact, there was only one spot left. We were pretty lucky because we saw more cars coming after us.

 

There was a river right below the hot springs. So what people do is that they go to cold water and come back to the hot water saying it’s good for blood circulation, metabolism, and skin.

And… I tried indeed. To be honest it was damn cold and hard to enjoy it at first but I got used to it after a couple of tries. And I just got to love it. It was so much more fun than just staying in the hot water! Now I got to understand for the old ladies in a bathhouse going back and forth between cold water and hot water. I’ve been thinking that it’s crazy but it is, in fact, enjoyable!

Oh one crazy thing happened there was that I met my coworker there. I don’t even know many people in Vancouver and I met someone I know where 6 hours away from the city. What a small world! Haha.

After that, we made gnocchi with bell peppers and bacon and steak marinated with lots of mints and olive oil.

I usually don’t drink unless it’s a party, but I happened to drink a glass of wine and passed out… It wasn’t my plan. My plan was go back to hot spring at night time, get naked, and see the stars and shooting stars enjoying night view of the hot spring.

But well, I missed it. maybe next year ;(

On the way back, we checked out whistler village since I said I’ve never been there. It was pretty nice place. Some cute stores and romantic bars and restaurants. I will definitely have to visit there for skiing this winter.

It was pretty fun for a short trip thanks to my friends.