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.
When you were little, did it seem like people couldn’t wait to define you? Maybe your parents would say, “You’re messy,” or friends would tell you, “You’re forgetful.” Heck, even teachers may have said, “You’re a procrastinator.”
For whatever reason, so much of our early years are spent with people trying to label us and put us in a nice, neat box. (Even if it’s a negative one!)
The problem is, those labels and stories often get stuck in our minds. They play on repeat until we internalize them and start to believe “I am messy” or “I will never get anything done.”
Do you ever feel like you just don’t have enough time to do things you’re truly passionate about?
Whether you want to write a book, learn how to play piano, or spend time enjoying a good read or planning your next great adventure, your day probably slips by so fast, there’s little time for things that bring you pure joy.
But what if there was a way to protect your time, so that you can get more done in the moments you do have?
When was the last time you took a few days off and just relaxed? If you’re scratching your head, it means it’s been way too long.
Today we want to encourage you to take some time to rest, unwind and do something that brings you joy. (And guilt-free because you truly do deserve it!)
Moments away from work are so important for our mental health to help us feel less stressed and more inspired.
When summer rolls around, we find ourselves seeking out a certain type of book – one that’s a fun read, that transports us to another place and goes perfectly with an afternoon by the water (even if that water is just our bathtubs after work).
If you’ve got a vacation coming up and want some ideas for books for the plane or your beach bag, look no further! These ones come with a stamp of approval from the EveryDay Happy Team. 🙂
We have a hunch you would do anything for your friends. After all, a good friend is priceless! Friendships are what bring us joy in the good times and comfort in the bad.
And as much as we need “our people” for community and connection, we also need to find friendship from within — because you’re with you from beginning to end and you’re the one person who will always be there, no matter what.
When you picture your goals, hopes, and dreams in life, do you think, “Yes! I can make it happen!” Or, does your mind go straight to the negative? “Nah, that will never work out.”
Yeah, sometimes we think that way, too. Even the most optimistic people go through negative patches, where it’s hard to find a glimmer of positivity. Especially when you’ve been thrown curveballs, like a job loss, breakup, or an overall bad day.
If someone asked you, “What’s holding you back from your dreams?” you may be quick to say, “I don’t have the time,” or “Life gets in the way,” but we have a hunch it might be something else. It might be your fear of the “F” word … Failure.
While we don’t mean to, often we hold ourselves back from going after a big goal or dream because deep-down, we have a fear that things won’t work out. We worry, “What if my plan wasn’t such a good one after all?” or “What if I can’t do all I thought I could?” Sometimes we’re even afraid of what happens if we succeed.
Happy Earth Day! Today, we’re feeling inspired to take extra care of Mother Earth. After all, it’s our home, and now especially, it needs our help.
It’s easy to feel helpless when thinking about climate change and the massive changes that need to happen to turn things around – but try to fight that feeling! There are so many things each of us can do that can have a big impact.
Here are five small things that you, (yes, you!) can start doing today that over time, will help us all have cleaner water and air, and less waste.