We all have the same goal in mind… SUCCESS!! We want to make more money, find love, and be able to afford that luxury vacation. WE WANT IT ALL, but sometimes these goals interfere with us living in the moment and presently enjoying life.
Here are 5 ways to put down the bills, busy work, and the planner and just live in the moment.
1. Treat Ya’ Self!
Whether it be a shopping spree, a trip to the bakery, or a day at the spa, it is important to remember that you sometimes deserve to Treat Ya' Self! Giving time and effort to help others is essential for you to live a fuller life, but don’t forget that you come first. Recognize your talents and dreams. Set time aside to better yourself.
After all, the most important relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.
2. “Just Breathe”
Deadlines, and Bills, and Bosses Oh My! Life often seems to take a toll on us and we have those moments when we question our ability to handle its challenges. Just breathe. Close your eyes while you inhale and exhale. Try listening to a guided meditation, but most importantly BE PRESENT IN THE MOMENT and reflect on your life choices. If you are happy, keep going.
If you are not happy, decide in that moment to change.
3. Dance it Out!
Life is hard. This is true, but no worries... DANCE IT OUT solo, with a friend or two! According to The National Elf, music therapy helps decrease anxiety and depression because it allows people to express themselves in a way that words cannot. So when you are at a low point, call up your best friends, drink up that $8 wine from CVS and dance like its 1999 to your favorite Prince album!! Amen!
From my own personal experience THIS is my favorite method of dealing with stress.
4. Step Away From The Social Media!
I’m sure this is not the first time you're hearing this and it probably won't be the last. Yes, this is a message for all ages. Social Media is not a sin or a plague, but too much of anything is not healthy. If you feel yourself constantly waiting to be distracted by your cell phone or laptop, put it down and seek more face-to-face interaction with the people around you. Try meeting up with your frenemy from high school and laugh about the silly arguments you had over coffee... or cocktails!
Enjoy those dinner table conversations with your family. BE PRESENT. You don’t wanna end up like this guy:
Credit: The Daily Mail
5. The Glass Is Always Half Full
We’ve all heard the phrase “The glass is half full, not empty,” but what if I told you that THE GLASS IS ALWAYS FULL? Take a moment to look at the sunset and beauty of your surroundings. BE THANKFUL for the blessing in your life. Try focusing on more what you have accomplished and the good things in your life, rather than the not-so-good. Make a list of all your blessings.
Each blessing is another reason to be alive. These are the things that keep our lives full!
Each of these tips have come from personal experience and give me the motivation to GET UP SINGLE DAY AND KEEP MOVING! Create some of your own self-loving remedies and share them with other to add a little sunshine to their lives too!