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Little Things You Can Do Every Day To Refresh Your Life

Little Things You Can Do Every Day To Refresh Your Life

Do you feel happy every day? Some people struggle to find true happiness as they have very high expectations, and they often focus on the negatives rather than the positives. However, there are things you can do every day to help you find happiness and refresh your life.

It is important to spend time focusing on making yourself feel happy and content. Many people spend too much time worrying about if they are achieving enough, or if they are successful enough. They frequently compare themselves to others and find themselves lacking. However, this attitude is unhealthy – and more importantly, it is a waste of your time.

It is more important to spend time making yourself happy and improving yourself so your life improves without you even realizing it. Check out some little things you can do every day to refresh your life and find happiness.

1. Do something you loved as a child, from playing on a swing to watching a funny cartoon.

2. Listen to your favorite album as a teenager and remember your youth.

3. Take a long stroll in the evening through a beautiful wood or forest.

4. Dance whenever you get the opportunity to do so. In the kitchen, down the streets, in the shower!

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5. Explore the area you live in alone, wandering through the streets and shops.

6. Make yourself your favorite hot drink in your favorite cup, and settle down on the sofa to enjoy it.

7. Try a yoga class so you can feel relaxed every day.

8. Listen to your favorite song while burning a scented candle.

9. Write down three things every day that you are grateful for in your life, from family and friends to chocolate muffins.

10. Work on a project that is important to you.

11. Sing a song you love and know all the words to.

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12. Sleep in late and make yourself a delicious, healthy breakfast you can eat in bed.

13. Try to grow a beautiful flower or plant. If you don’t have a garden, buy an inside plant for your home.

14. Make your favorite meal when you’re alone, and leisurely enjoy the process of cooking and eating something delicious.

15. Visit a free public place in your area, from local museums to your nearest library.

16. If you have a pet, give them a big, long hug every day.

17. Draw or paint something beautiful. If you don’t feel like you have the time to paint, simply doodle to relax.

18. Bake some delicious, healthy snacks at the beginning of the week so you have instant tasty food to grab all week.

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19. Spend some time with your best friend or significant other.

20. Start reading a new book you have always intended to read.

21. Compliment your friends and co-workers whenever you get the opportunity to.

22. If it is a sunny day and you are at work, eat your lunch outside and enjoy the weather.

23. Bake your favorite dessert to share with your friends and family.

24. Pamper yourself by deep conditioning your hair, using a face mask or getting a massage.

25. Pick up a hobby that will teach you a new skill, such as sewing or learning to play an instrument.

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26. Run a hot bubble bath and light a few scented candles.

27. Smile at a stranger in the street.

28. Watch the sunset or the sunrise to experience some of nature’s natural, calming beauty.

29. Watch a funny film to make you smile.

30. Contact someone who you don’t get to speak to often. If you don’t have much free time, just drop them a text – it is sure to put a smile on both of your faces.

What did you think of this list? Share it with your friends to see what they think!

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Amy is a writer who blogs about relationships and lifestyle advice.

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Last Updated on July 5, 2019

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Yourself

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Yourself

When it comes to being yourself, there can be a lot of pressure from the outside world as it tries to influence who you are. Living in a society that is constantly developing, it’s important for you to always be yourself from the inside out. When you deeply know yourself and the boundaries that you have set, you are more likely to experience a fulfilling and rewarding life. Without knowing yourself and establishing those boundaries, you can easily be pushed around and end up on a dirt path.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” – Matthew 7:13-14

You have the option of taking the path that is broad or taking the path that is narrow. You can either conform to what life wants you to be, or have the courage to remain true to yourself throughout the years. It’s definitely a challenge to have a strong sense of self when we are constantly getting distracted and being influenced by the media and society’s way of life. But if you want to reach your fullest potential in life, it all starts with being yourself.

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Why should you always be yourself?

Because you will:

  1. Live in alignment with your values and beliefs. Being yourself is all about knowing what you believe in and the values that you live by. When you are not yourself, you will take on the values and beliefs of others. This is when you start conforming to other people’s expectations and way of thinking. When you know your values and why you do what you do, you will live according to your own values and beliefs.
  2. Establish your own identity. When you are able to have a solid foundation of being you, you are establishing your own sense of identity. No matter what happens in your life, you will always know who you are. There will be times where you may feel lost or distracted, but if you have your own identity you’ll be able to get back on the right path. Without establishing your own identity, you may easily conform and lose yourself.
  3. Build courage. It takes a great amount of courage when you decide to take the path that goes against the crowd. The reason why the majority of people take the broad path is because it’s easy. It’s easy to just follow the crowd. It’s more of a challenge when you stay true to yourself and establish your own identity. This challenge of always being yourself takes courage and inner strength. No matter what comes your way, you’ll know how to handle it.
  4. Establish boundaries. When you are always yourself, you know what your limits are and the boundaries that you have set for yourself. When people cross your boundaries, you will know. But if you don’t establish boundaries, people may very well walk all over you and take advantage of you. If you are always yourself and you establish boundaries, you are more likely to be aware when people start taking advantage of you. Create and establish your boundaries.
  5. Find focus and direction. When you are always yourself, you are more likely to have focus and direction in your life. Imagine someone who is constantly conforming to other people’s expectations. Do you think this person has focus and direction? I don’t think so. When you stay true to who you are, you are more likely to know the goals you want to accomplish and how to go about accomplishing them. You are able to stay focused and know which direction to take in order for you to accomplish your goals.

No matter what you experience in life, the only person that will always remain constant is you.

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