7 simple ways to find joy


Joy, it turns out, doesn’t cost much at all. Mostly, it takes stepping outside of your routine to exercise whimsy or wonder. We can do that.

  1. Get dressed up for dinner at home.
  2. Cannonball into a pool.
  3. Have a movie night with friends.
  4. Send a message in a bottle.
  5. Go for a walk and discover a new street or neighborhood.
  6. Camp in the backyard.
  7. Test-drive a ridiculously expensive sports car.

Thanks to Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin for this list. You can find hundreds more ideas in their book The 52 Weeks: Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck, with Stories and Ideas to Jumpstart Your Year of Discovery

Learn more about how Karen and Pam got unstuck at the52weeks.com.

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