by Joan Courtney
Who says we have to wait for the ball to drop on 2017 to create a few new ways to make a better life? I want to value each day to the fullest! You too? I going to share a short list of a few new things I’m making a routine in my life throughout the year:
- Smile in the mirror. As silly as it sounds, I give myself a nice big, heartfelt smile in the mirror at least once a day. I’ve even been known to pull out a mirror and smile into it when I’m on the phone. It makes for a happier conversation and I guarantee it will improve your mood.
- Write that down. Every day, I make a list of 3-5 things that make me happy. Or makes me feel grateful. Creativity will stir and happiness overflow when I program my mind with positive thoughts and inspirations.
- Snap it. Take a photo that represents the best part of my day. What a way to document a life!
- Say hello. Say “hello” to at least one stranger per day. When I put positive energy out to my surroundings, it is returned to me many times over. Little kids are the best for this for I usually get a big smile in return.
- Find silence. Silence thy cell phone at night. When I don’t hear the chime of Messenger or texts at night, the quality of my sleep improves. No more waking up in a panic when my phone rings with a wrong number at 2:00 a.m.
Need more for the New Year? Here you go.
- Stop worrying (as much).
- Create an evening ritual to help wind down at day’s end.
- Cross at least one destination off that travel bucket list.
- Set yourself a goal and do everything in your power to make it happen.
- Take control of your finances.
- Do something you’ve never done before. Could be skydiving. Or hot air ballooning. Or riding a zip line. Think of the possibilities.
- Have more fun: with family and friends. I’m including MacDuff, my little pooch here.
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