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10 Creative Life Hacks that Will Help Organize your Life

10 Creative Life Hacks that Will Help Organize your Life

In everyday life, several small obstacles can prove to highly stressful; little things like an annoying zipper, pots boiling over or ice cream melting and making a mess. These small hurdles can make things difficult for you, disrupting the daily routine. Despair not, as there are plenty of life hacks that can make your life more comfortable. Here are 10 creative hacks that help organize your life better.

These life-hacks will help you in accomplishing your daily tasks more efficiently. They will assist you in staying organized and easily find the everyday items that tend to get misplaced. Some of these are perfect life hacks for parents. It is not easy to keep an organized home especially when small kids are running around.

1. Kitchen Lid Racks:

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    Kitchen lid racks are pretty useful. If keeping your clutches organized is a problem for you then use these racks to keep them organized. This little hack will make sure that are not late in the morning for work while looking for a matching clutch. They will be all lined up in front of you.

    2. Pegboards:

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      Pegboards can be used for hanging baskets and several other things. You can add the pegboards to the kitchen. You can put spoons, fruits, vegetables and other kitchen utensils in these baskets. It will keep the kitchen clean and tidy.

      3. Wet Wipe Containers:

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        You can keep the grocery bags organized by storing them in wet wipe containers. You will be able to recycle the containers and not throw them away. You will be able to find the bags quickly when required. They are visually a good sight as well, so you can place them anywhere.

        4. Spice Rack:

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          If you want to keep the nail polish collection organized so you can quickly pick the one you want. A spice rack is an excellent way of keeping them organized. You can also keep your essential oils on these racks. You can find these racks in different colors and designs. There is an extensive variety of sizes as well so you can choose according to the size of your collection.

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          5. Velcro:

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            Nowadays with the increased trend of using electronics, there are too many remotes in your house. You may find it difficult to keep a track of all the remotes, you can use Velcro to keep your remotes safe and organized. You can stick the remotes to the wall. It will prevent the place from becoming messy and the remote controls will be out of harm’s way.

            6. Using Baskets:

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              You can add baskets under the cabinets. This allows you to store small items in the baskets instead of on the cabinets. It also makes sure that the items are easily accessible. Baskets are easy to manage. You can take them out and organize them easily. They are the best option for storing the hair accessories. If you do not have enough space in your bathroom to keep bath accessories or toys, then you can use plastic fruit baskets to store such products. It will keep the bathroom more neat and organized.

              7. Storing Wrapping Paper on Ceiling:

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                Keep your wrapping paper in the best condition and without any crinkles by storing them on the ceiling of the closet. It will also prevent any mess that may be caused by the wrapping paper that are lying around. All you need to do is attach two strings, and you can put the wrapping paper on these strings.

                8. Using Wall Space of Closet:

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                  Using the wall space of the closet to organize your items is a smart idea. You can hang different items such as hats, tie, keys, scarfs etc. This will keep your place organized, and it will also leave space to hang your clothes. You will not have to look in every drawer when you need small items like scarfs etc. By hanging them you will also not need to iron them every time you need them.

                  9. Shoe Bags:

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                    Paper towels can be stored in the best way by utilizing the extra shoe bags that are just lying around in your house. Do not throw the shoe bags out and use them for storing the paper towels. The shape of the shoe box is similar to the tissue box, so it is not difficult to convert it into one.

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                    10. Portable Bed:

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                      If you need a portable bed, you can make one and not spend a fortune on buying a new one. All you need to do is to take four pillowcases and sew them together. Insert the pillows inside the pillowcase and you have a bed that is portable. It is an excellent option because it is easy to clean. Just take the pillows out and wash the cover. Storing as well is easy.

                      These straightforward and easy life hacks will make your life very easy, and comfortable, so try to apply them in your life.

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                      Last Updated on September 10, 2019

                      7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                      7 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day And Change Your Life

                      Most of your reality is not a given. It is shaped by your expectations, beliefs and thoughts you have formed about it. A big chunk of these beliefs and expectations are encoded into habits you integrate in your daily life.

                      Yes, some of these habits are formed unconsciously and can be counter-productive or limiting but conversely, you can consciously form positive habits that will transform and empower your life significantly.

                      This is a powerful point of departure that more and more people are becoming aware of. The most common trait of highly successful people is the recognition of the power they have in co-creating their reality through changing the way they think, believe or expect their reality to be.

                      One of the most effective ways of changing our belief patterns is through practising and maintaining daily rituals. Ancient traditions had clearly understood the power of rituals in reinforcing habits and changing the way we see and create our reality a long, long time ago.

                      Once again, if you look into the life history of any highly successful individual, you will find some form of ritual in their daily routine. Some of these rituals may seem banal or eccentric but don’t be deceived by appearances. Rituals are one of the most effective self-empowering tools freely available at the practitioner’s disposal – that is, you!

                      Below are some the easiest yet life-changing morning rituals you can do every day. Of course, you can have your own afternoon or bed-time rituals but morning rituals are extremely effective in empowering your day since they help you charge yourself before it all starts.

                      1. Gratitude

                      Feeling gratitude and appreciation for those little signs and moments of joy happening in your life is probably one of the most overlooked or underestimated rituals. It is a perfect morning ritual to start your day on a very positive key.

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                      The real power of gratitude is that it makes you pick out and focus on what is working in your life – what is in tune with your being as a whole. It is selectively positive. It reinforces happiness and positivity by shedding light on those awesome things, small or big, that grace your everyday living.

                      Quite often, we just pick out the pain points, the problems, the bottle necks, whatever it is that is not working in our life and causing friction, anxiety and unhappiness. This is like constantly rewriting the script of your life with a negative or tragic overtone. Your subconscious mind follows faithfully that script you write whether it is a negative or positive one.

                      So feeling gratitude is undoubtedly an immensely empowering ritual. Start your day by being thankful for those positive things that happened the previous day or throughout the week. It could be something really petty and small. It doesn’t matter. You might be grateful for an unexpected visit from an old friend, a beautiful encounter with a kind stranger, a new opportunity or whatever it is that shines your way. Do it every morning and see what happens during the day.

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                        2. Writing Down Your Most Important Tasks

                        This is a very practical ritual. Start your day by identifying and writing down from one to three of the most important tasks you need to complete during that day. These tasks are ones which support important long term goals that are aligned to your purpose, passion or general direction in life.

                        For example, if writing a book or building an online community are important long term goals which are aligned to your personal growth, then an important task for the day might be finishing off a particular page or two of the book or coming up with fresh content ideas for the online community.

                        What is important with this ritual is that you identify these tasks and complete them as early in the day as possible. Of course, you will have other tasks apart from the ones you will write down but, these are tasks which can be tackled later or batched up and carried out in one go.

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                        Writing down your most important tasks in the morning helps you focus your day and life according to what is essential. It helps you prioritize and manage your time better. As a result, you simplify your life by applying your focus and energy on what really counts for your overall life progress.

                        3. Affirm Your Goals in Writing or Drawing

                        This is similar to the previous idea but different in its application and purpose. Writing down your most important tasks of the day is a way to have a concrete structure of action to follow. Affirming your goals, on the other hand, is a very powerful way of crystallizing your vision and goals in life into your everyday mental space.

                        Writing down or doodling your goals on a piece of paper helps you externalize those goals by giving them form. In return, they are reflected back in your subconscious mind and thus, reinforcing them and integrating them more wholly.

                        An example of this would be writing down “I am achieving greater success in my career” or “I am becoming healthier and stronger through my exercise.” Notice the present tense being used as a way to tell yourself you are in the process already. Remember the life script we subconsciously follow? You are basically modifying the script to be applied now in the present.

                        Drawing or doodling can be equally, or even more, effective  (if you are more of a visual person) as it summarizes a graphical representation of your goals. For example, if your goal is to build a new house or live in another country, you can draw the house or draw things that symbolise the country you want to live in.

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                          4. Practice Qi Gong Exercises

                          According to Chinese philosophy, Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) means the life force or energy inherent in all things;[1] and Qi Gong is the practice to cultivate and circulate that energy in your body. This may sound esoteric or complicated but actually, Qi Gong is really a set of simple exercises aimed at increasing your health and vitality.

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                          There are numerous forms and practices available for free through the online media. As a morning ritual, I recommend following these simple exercises by Qi Gong master Lee Holden:

                          5. Drink Hot Water with Lemon

                          Simply add a slice of lemon in a glass of hot water and drink one every morning. This is a very simple ritual I follow faithfully every morning.

                          Apart from being a good source of vitamin C and a great way of flushing out toxins in the morning, it balances and maintains the PH levels in the body, reduces pain and inflammation in joints and knees and helps nourishing brain and nerve cells. Here are some more benefits of drinking hot water with lemon.

                          6. Rise Earlier

                          The practical advantages of waking up early are obvious.

                          For example, you gain more time for doing exercise such as walking, cycling or Qi Gong as suggested above. You gain more time to be with yourself to reflect, meditate or, more importantly, carry out the other morning rituals.

                          So rising early can be seen as a foundation for all the other morning rituals. Many, like myself, find that they are more productive in the early hours of the day.

                          Also, various studies have shown that there are many other benefits from waking up an hour or two earlier in the morning. Sleeping early and waking up early helps the body attune with the earth’s circadian rhythms thus, promoting more restorative sleep. Other curious results from such studies show, for instance, that early risers tend to be more optimistic and can anticipate and solve problems more efficiently than the norm.[2]

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                          7. Listen to Uplifting Music

                          Uplifting music can have a direct impact on our mood, especially in the morning. It charges us emotionally and tunes us into a more positive outlook of the day ahead.

                          Most people wake up to music or listen to music as they commute to work. Very often, however, they tune in to a radio or randomly pick a playlist from their device. Being more selective and conscious of the music you listen to in the morning can have a great impact on your day and life in general.

                          It’s funny how we try to choose music according to our mood. For example if you are feeling down or disappointed by something, you are more prone to listen to music that reflects that mood – for instance blues, sad songs or downtempo music. This has the effect of reinforcing that mood. What you need to do is the exact opposite and retune your mood by listening to music that beats to a different tune than that mood.

                          Try to listen to more uplifting music in the morning even if, or especially if, your mood does not dictate so.

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                          Reference

                          [1] Live Science: What Is Qi Gong
                          [2] Harvard Business Review: Defend Your Research: The Early Bird Really Does Get the Worm

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