Lifestyle, Simple Life Tips

Happy and Simple Life: Tips to Give Your Life a Fresh Perspective

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If you’ve been following my blog or social media posts lately, you may have noticed a common theme: How to live a more simple, happy life. This has included time-saving tips for busy school mornings, how to keep your home clean without feeling you spend your weekend scrubbing the floors, and fun projects to make your house the place you want to be every single day.It seems like our newsfeed is filled with heartbreaking stories and bad news. The purpose of my blogs and posts are to have more “feel good, be happy, and live simply” approach.

Here are FIVE great tips to make the most of each day:

1.Get dressed everyday– Sounds crazy, right? But getting up every single day and getting dressed gives you a sense of purpose opposed to staying in sweatpants all day. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, work from home, or retired, this will give you the motivation to go to the library or meet friends for coffee. The upside benefit? Studies have proven that when you get in clothes that require buttoning and zippers that you tend to pay more attention to what you are eating than wearing yoga pants. Win-win.

2.Don’t cancel on plans– Have you ever made plans with friends to do something fun but dreaded the “going out” part? However, once you got there, you were happy that you didn’t cancel. Make plans with friends and put it on the calendar. No matter how tired you are, don’t cancel! Relationships are a cornerstone to our life. Make sure you nurture them accordingly!

3.Try something new– Find something that interests and inspires you. Some people enjoy a “bucket list” of local restaurants while others have one for travels. You might enjoy building a roadmap to every state park in Arizona! Whatever you decide, use these interests to fuel you through stressful or difficult times.

4.Show appreciation– Think about the influences in your life who have helped you along the way. Whether it be a friend, stepparent, or teacher, send them a note of appreciation. It could even be buying a coffee for an army service man or service woman in the line behind you. It’s guaranteed to bring a smile to their face.

5. Volunteer- It’s been often said that rarely when a person volunteers or serves a charity or organization that they regret it. There is something good for the soul to give back. Consider serving your time in at a place that you hold near and dear.

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