In Season 2 of my podcast, Carpe Diem Connections , I'm going to be doing a deep dive into finding joy. I've become enamored with Ingrid Fetell Lee and her recent Joy Makeover workshop. She offers a workbook and a very interesting set of interviews, digging deeper with topics about things such as how our joy is affected with 11 different topics starting with time, money, and relationships. One thing I noticed is that each of the 11 people who Ingrid interviewed were bright, successful women! It's been inspiring to hear the perspectives about how we can find joy in our lives. I know 2020 has been a difficult year, and there have been so many struggles. However, those struggles are what help us build resilience and learn more about ourselves, to grow, to persevere, and the overcome challenges. I'm really enjoying Podcasting, but I want to hear your thoughts and have more of a discussion than podcasting really allows. How nice that Aparna has provided this forum! Let me know if any of you also are participating in the Joy Makeover and let's share what we're learning! Here are my responses to the first 4 "pre-work" questions. Joy inventory What parts of your life bring you the most joy? Friends Relationships Playing Warm Weather Time Learning Health Food & Drink Beauty Kindness Whimsey Home Creativity Joy Goals What parts of your life would you like to transform for more joy?
Snowbird Home Deeper Relationships Travel Learning Adding value to society
Joy Barriers What is currently getting in the way of you feeling more joy? Politics Covid Worries and Restrictions (Other things that can be Joy-Suckers) Financial Stress Other people’s hardships Grief Disappointments with Relationships Fears Bad Health / Pain Rejection Decline with Aging Loneliness
Joy Vision What would happen if those obstacles were removed? What does a more joyful life look and feel like to you?
A feeling that I was always experiencing the comfort of security, gratitude, and love. A continual feeling of awe and excitement at experiencing and learning new things and connecting with people.