Life is a funny thing. It can be smooth, easy, and great, but in the blink of an eye, things can turn crazy and chaotic and fast and uncertain in just one day. It can be a race from the moment the alarm goes off to quickly gathering all the things you need for the day to jump in your car to speed down the road just to emerge yourself in longer to-do lists and crazier hustle and bustle. Within it all, it can be so crazy and yet so easy to let the circumstances define us. However, one thing that is most definitely certain and that we should remember at the very tops of our minds, is that our attitude can determine the entire posture of our heart and mind for the entire day. And if we can figure out just how to spend our moments to where they matter the most and carry fruitful impact, then maybe we can overcome the stress and anxiety and learn to truly love and appreciate each day. Will we ever look back later in life and wish that we had let something bother us or worry about something more? I am pretty sure our answer would be absolutely not. However, we don’t have that hindsight, we just have the hope and faith that along the way we can truly learn how to make the most out of each day. How do we actually make the most out of each day? Well, that starts with intention and a goal to take each day by the horns. Here are a few tips and tricks to get there:
Start Sweating More
No matter if you exercise in the morning, in the middle of the day, or in the evenings, it will definitely improve your day. There are many benefits to getting in a workout each day such as promoting healthy eating, weight loss, and an overall healthy lifestyle, as well as feeling greater satisfaction in your life, and feeling more confident in yourself. There are many other benefits of working out, but these few reasons alone are enough for me! Feeling satisfied and confident will help you go into each day with a great mindset. I find my exercise zen through my evening exercise routines as well as yoga practices. Nothing like sweating it out in the evening to have that good night sleep right when I place my head on the pillow at bedtime. Plus, nothing can beat the rush of endorphins that exercise creates. Definitely worth it. Mood boost and sore muscles and all.
Keep A Healthy Mindset
We already know that working out can help with creating a great, positive mindset, but that’s definitely not all that goes into it. Especially lately, people have been struggling with isolation, depression, anxiety, and the list goes on and on. If you are struggling with your mental health, do something about it! Talk to your friends, try your best to stay positive, eat healthy foods (yes, healthy eating can play into your mental health), get enough exercise, get enough sleep, and talk to someone if you need.
Change The Things That You Are Not Happy About
Part of a healthy mindset is making sure that you are actually happy about your life. This can be tricky and sometimes, there is a fine line of what truly means “unhappy”. For example, not many people actually want to wake up at 7AM each weekday to go to work, but working (for most people, at least) is a necessity in order to survive, put food on the table, and pay bills. Dig deeper and really think about why you are unhappy. When it comes to your job, are you actually passionate about what you do? If not, what can you do to change that? Really dig deep here instead of just thinking about the long hours you might put in each day. How can you change in order to increase your happiness? Has it been your dream to move to a different state or a different country, but you have stayed where you are because of fear of the unknown? Fear of having to do it alone? Stop that mindset right now. Although moving can be scary, if it COULD potentially increase your happiness and help you accomplish a life-long dream of yours, why are you focusing on the potential scary stuff? When it comes to fear of the unknown, you will experience that even if you stay in the same spot with a new job, new friends, a trip, etc. Fear of having to do it alone? Don’t. You have family and friends that I’m sure will help you if you ask. If not or if you do not want to ask, try a moving company, such as All in One Moving & Storage, Inc. They are local New Jersey movers and they can help with packing solutions, residential moving, commercial moving, long distance moving, and they are also last minute NJ movers, too. Their goal is to make the process less stressful and hectic for you, which is perfect if you are taking a leap of faith and have a lot of other stuff on your plate.
Needless to say, dig deep. Think about the things that you are truly unhappy with in your life, and then take a risk to change these things, no matter how scared you are of the unknown. Nothing good ever comes from being stagnant and unhappy.
Reset At The End of Each Day
After a long day, take time to relax and prepare for the next day. Relaxing and giving yourself much needed time for self-care is essential. Try taking a bubble bath, or curling up with a favorite book, your favorite oils in the diffuser and a blanket. Or try taking a journal and writing down all that is on your mind OR even ending your day expressing your gratitude. I also find that if you prepare for the next day (the night before), it will help you save time and frustration in the morning. So maybe try writing the next day’s to-do list as well. That can definitely help you be prepared and fully ready for the next day’s adventure and to help you continue to make the most of each and every day.
While there are many more tips that I could give you in order to make the most out of each day, I think this is a good start, without making it seem impossible or overwhelming. If these tips do not work for your personal situation, make your own list. I would love to read it!