This secret from Brian Andreas (creator of StoryPeople) is exactly what I was thinking when I came to write this post. He has another story called “Say Yes,” but this one is better for me personally.
I feel like maybe 2015 pushed the winter away a bit so I would have long enough to prepare to say Yes to more this year. I am saying yes to adding activities to my days, saying yes to new experiences, saying yes to spending time with new people, saying yes to getting out of the damned house even when it’s cold out there. I’m sleeping well for the first time in probably my entire life, and I know that’s contributing to my energy level and my overall mental health as well as the obvious physical benefits. Whatever combination of factors is making it true, I’m finding that I want to say yes more than I have in a while. It’s a nice feeling.