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:
Summer is synonymous with relaxation, but sometimes we find ourselves stressed out and not living our best, “feet in the sand, good book in hand,” season.
Worries happen to all of us. But, one of the easiest ways to feel more carefree is to take a moment to declutter your brain. Because here’s the deal: Our brain can only handle so many thoughts at once. Anything extra bouncing around distracts you from enjoying otherwise happy moments.
Do you ever feel like you just don’t have enough time to do those 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, chances are your day slips by so fast, there’s little time for things that bring you pure joy. That’s why it’s important we do what we can to protect our time, so that we can do more of what’s truly important, and less of what’s not.
Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to seize your day so you can use the hours your way!
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.”
While some people get excited by change, many of us prefer the comfort of what we already know. After all, big or small, change can make us feel vulnerable, overwhelmed and uneasy.
But as difficult as the adjustment process may be, change can be a wonderful thing. Yes, moving, starting a new job, or having a baby can bring about a host of new challenges, but it also invites growth, adventures, and allows you to witness your own inner strength.
We have three tips to help your transition feel a little smoother…
While we’d all love every Friday to be joyous (and every day for that matter) life happens, and we all face dark days, hard times and scary moments where wearing a smile on your face doesn’t come naturally.
The good news? No matter how melancholy your mood, there are real things you can do to feel even a tiny bit better. Here are five of my favorite go-to’s…
I find it inspiring to see people taking time each week to practice self-care and to share it with others. Too often, we crowd our days with busy-ness, chores, and give so much attention to work and family, and rarely celebrate taking special time for ourselves.
If you’d like to take a few minutes this Sunday to practice self-care, here are five ways you can show yourself some love: