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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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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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