What if I told you there were 10 simple ways that you could improve your life drastically TODAY? What if I told you that not only were they simple, but they were incredibly easy? Well, here it is. My simple, but extraordinarily helpful, 10 simple ways that you can drastically improve your life today. The best part? They are all completely FREE.
1. Smile at a Stranger
Sounds simple, right? That's because it is. Not only will this help brighten your day and leave you a tiny bit happier by just helping someone else, but it will help brighten someone else's day. The best thing is that it has been actually confirmed by research that smiling WILL make you feel better.
2. Quit Being a Perfectionist
Let yourself off the hook. None of us are perfect. Absolutely nobody can claim that they have never made a mistake or had a blunder. Trying to achieve perfection only leads to stress and worrying, which will ultimately lead to a feeling of inadequacy. Firmly believe that it is completely alright to make mistakes and struggle a little bit.
3. Forgive Freely
Did that person at the office tick you off? Maybe someone cut you off in traffic today? Learn to forgive them. Learn to forgive the tiny things and learn to forgive the big things. If you just forgive freely you will not only help those around you, but you will help yourself. Sounds a little difficult maybe? Start practicing forgiveness every day and sooner or later it will just be natural.
4. Express Gratitude
Say thank you. It will make you happier and overall make you a better person. Plus, it will make life just a tiny bit better for everyone around you.
5. Challenge Yourself
Is there something you've been wanting to do for weeks, months, or maybe even years? Go out and DO IT. Challenge yourself. Maybe you're afraid or apprehensive? Tell yourself you're fearless…you'll start believing it.
6. Take Time Alone
Too often we surround ourselves with tons of people. Although it is wonderful to be in the company of friends and family, sometimes you need to spend some time alone. Bask in your independence and spend some time thinking and clearing your mind all by yourself.
7. Laugh and Be Optimistic
Whenever you are stressed or feeling overwhelmed with life, take some time to laugh! It is a proven fact that people who use humor to deal with stress have better immune systems, reduced risk of heart attack and live longer. Also, keep optimism in the light of troubling or stressful situations. As hard as it may be, it is definitely worth it.
8. Do Something You LOVE Daily
We all have crazy, busy lives. However, we need to each focus on doing at least one thing we love every single day. Whether it be a walk outside, reading, strumming your guitar, or anything else DO IT. Doing just one thing every day can make your whole day turn around.
Take a deep breath and remember your purpose, goals, and dreams. Life is moving so fast all the time, sometimes we need to step aside, take some time, and just breathe. Remember who you are and what you are setting out to do. Not only will this reduce stress and any sort of problem you have encountered throughout your day, but it will help you remain focused and make you a little happier.
10. Love Yourself and Others
We all struggle with our own personal battles and struggles, but if we learn to love ourselves a little more I can guarantee that it will be so much better. Not only will loving ourselves a little more drastically improve our lives, but in turn, we must love others. Show someone your love today--whether it be a simple note, text, or maybe just a friendly gesture I can assure that it will make a difference.
So there it is. 10 SIMPLE, FREE, and EASY things you can do to improve your life TODAY. But don't take my word for it--find out yourself.