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5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Make It All Better

 

Living in the moment is all about living like there's no tomorrow. To do this, you must realize beauty in every moment, and in everyday activities. It’s a conscious act that requires participation, not just observation, but the reward is a richer, fuller life. This is your life, now live!

Live Graciously. If we share the mindset that all life revolves in a cycle, our actions cause reactions, and we get what we give in life, then we can agree on the importance of gratitude. It’s your opportunity to support the good in the world. We have one life: one chance to make our visit on this earth meaningful. Be thankful for where you are in every moment.

In action: Pick up a rock from outside, take a sharpie and write “gratitude” on one side. Leave it somewhere you often find yourself. Mine is on my key holder by my front door. As I leave and enter my home, I am reminded to live with gratitude. For my life, that day, that moment, and all those around me.

Live in the Moment. Realize that this moment, right this very moment that you’re reading this is in fact the most important moment of your life. Think about it; the past has already happened and the future has not come yet, so there’s no telling what could happen. The future is simply a series of nows.

In action: Stop reading. Close your eyes. Breathe.

Every now and then, escape reality. Life is tough; it’s busy and crazy and we all need a break. We all have different ways to let go of stress and just chill out. Make it part of your daily regimen to spend some time getting out of your head. Practice using your imagination. Ask yourself, “Would my 5 year old self be proud of me?”. Allow fun to whirl through your life everyday. Day dream, go outside and play, be silly, learn to let go.

In action: Set aside time to day dream. Just a few minutes every day dedicated to allowing your mind to settle and drift off.

Love your Job. How many times have you heard that? Really though, love your job. It’s an activity you most likely partake in daily, for years, lots and lots of years. If you don’t wake up with excitement to go to work, it’s not the right job. So find a new one! Discover the job that makes you want to work. Something that gives your life purpose, something that fuels your soul.

In action: Brainstorm and jot down 5 jobs you would LOVE to do. Then pick one and go do it.

Catch the Travel Bug. Traveling is always an adventure. Adventure is something we all need more of. It keeps us young, full of wonderment, educated, cultured, and present. Explore new places. Pick up and go. Take a vacation. Get away. Even if it’s only for a short time, allow life to be serendipitous. Travel with no expectations, no plans and no agenda. Be free.

In action: Just go.

 

This article was written by Zuzu Perkal. We shared it with you because we wanted to inspire and provide helpful tips to be more mindful. Happy Monday!

Give Thanks this Memorial Day...

Today is Memorial Day. Officially, Memorial Day is different than Veterans Day, although both give us a reason to be grateful for those men and women who were called upon for the ultimate sacrifice for their country. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time. Let us use this time to also remember and celebrate those who served in our military.

It is appropriate to give thanks every day, not just when the calendar gives us an official day to do so.  So on Memorial Day -- and every day -- we remember, and here are 4 ways to be grateful and say thank you.

Focus on what you’re grateful for – and say thank you. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to forget about what and who you're grateful for.

Think of all the simple things we take for granted. What could we choose to be grateful for each day, instead of focusing our attention on what we don't have, what we want or what we think we deserve (but haven't been given yet)? Well Family, Friends, and of course good Health!

Spend time with friends and family. Staying in touch with friends and family is one of the top five regrets of the dying. Research proves it can make you instantly grateful and happier right now!

Pay it forward. The best gifts come from the heart, and the best way to repay a gift is to pay it forward. If your friend has a special cause they care about or something they believe in passionately, why not make a donation in their name or volunteer some of your time to the cause? This will mean more than any number of cookies, candies, or thank-you notes because you’re taking your friend’s love and spreading it around to others.