One of my goals for my Happiness Project is to do a better job of learning from experience. How can I do things better, next time? One of my Twelve Commandments is to Identify the problem, so I'm trying to be more mindful as I have experiences, so I can take steps to make myself happier, in the moment.
Here are some tips from a recent family trip:
1. Start packing early. I made the odious task of packing for myself and my two daughters easier by starting a week in advance (my husband packed at 10 pm the night before we left). I brought the big suitcase into my bedroom, and whenever I thought of something (sunscreen, passports, adapter) I put it in. However, if you start packing early, you must…
2. Keep a list. I didn't, and that was a mistake. Because I was packing over the course of the week, by the end, I'd forgotten what I'd already put in. Had I packed the bathing suits, or not? In the end, I forgot to pack any socks for myself. I'd thought about doing it so manyRead More »from User Post: 6 tips for enjoying a vacation more