How long has it been since you tried something new?
Whether it’s walking into a new fitness class, signing up for language lessons, trying out a new hobby or activity, or even attempting to cook a new meal, breaking from routine and trying something new makes us come alive.
Trying new things makes us step outside of our comfort zone (which isn’t always easy!). But doing so not only spices up our day, but reminds us of just how capable we are.
Most of us are good people and enjoy making others happy. We like saying “yes” to what people ask of us and overall try to be pleasing. (After all, we’re human and want to be helpful and liked!) So, it can feel natural to drop what we’re doing, lose sleep, and turn our schedules upside down to accommodate others.
The problem? Sometimes when we say “yes,” especially to the same people, again and again, we find ourselves doing things that don’t actually work for us, bending over backward, and ultimately feeling resentment, regret, and even taken advantage of.
Do you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day? Or does your morning routine feel more like something you schlep through until you take that first sip of heavenly coffee?
Mornings set the stage for the rest of the day, and today, I’m sharing the best way I know how to set yourself up for a wonderful day. (And you don’t have to get out of bed even a minute earlier!)
When life feels especially hard, or we’re just trying to get through the day, it can be challenging to see all the good that’s happening around us. Or worse, it can feel like there isn’t anything good.
You may already know the benefits that come from practicing gratitude, but even with all the good it does, during tough times, it’s easy to fall off the gratitude wagon and to focus on everything you don’t have vs. all that you do.
There’s a lot going on in the world, and you take on a lot too. With that comes a huge mental load. A heavy mental load can make us feel exceptionally overwhelmed and anxious, and be a serious drain on your energy and happiness.
That’s why today we’re sharing five ways to lighten your mental load and be kind to your mind.
“You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.” — Unknown
Chances are you have a lot on your plate. Whether it’s an intense time at work or you’re taking care of family members and a household, we all have times when it feels like our schedule just doesn’t quit.
While it’s totally manageable for a few days or a week, be aware of how much you’re taking on, and recognize when things are getting a little too hectic.
What’s one thing you could do that would make this year stand out from the rest and make you feel like you took a big leap in your life?
These days, many of us are so pressed for time that we give ourselves few moments to do what actually excites us. But even if your day feels impossibly stuffed, you can make time for what really matters.
Sounds nice, but how, you may be wondering? I’m so happy you asked!
Some days you may feel like you’re not good enough, or doing enough. You may wish you could snap your fingers and turn into a version of yourself you think you should be with a perfect job, spotless house, and exciting hobbies (or whatever your definition of an ideal life may be).
But here’s something you need to know … You are wonderful, just as you are. You are enough, right now.
Imagine rolling out of bed with a smile on your face, laughing throughout your day, and going to bed feeling calm and content?
While not every day will be sunshine and rainbows, there are so many things you can do to add more joy to each day.
Here are seven of my favorite ways: