7 Simple Things You Should Do Everyday





DRINK LEMON WATER:
I personally am obsessed with lemons and you can bet your life that I will ask for "water with lemon" every single time I'm out to eat somewhere. Luckily, lemons have really incredible health benefits! Including them in your daily intake will do wonders for your body. The list is practically endless but here are just a few benefits:

  • cleanses the liver
  • alkalizes your body, helping it maintain a higher level of pH to help fight off diseases
  • improves the condition of your skin
  • aids in digestion
If you're not into lemon, at least make sure you're downing a lot of water throughout the day. If you do feel like sprucing it up a bit, try adding cucumber slices or some berries.


STRETCH OUT
Every morning I stretch my back out before I get out of bed by waking my body up with 3 simple moves. I'm no yogi but I do my best upward facing dog, childs pose and cats pose before my feet even hit the floor. It prevents me from hitting snooze for the 6th time, wakes my joints up a bit and feels really good! I sit at a desk all day for work, so I make sure to get up every few hours and stretch out again, but not with the same moves... imagine walking past my cubicle seeing me on all fours! 


GET OUTSIDE:
Being outside is a proven stress reliever and it also makes you more creative! Try sitting outside on your lunch break, taking a short walk after work, or sitting on your balcony or porch to read (or sip a cocktail like I would do). Something about the fresh air can really soothe a bad day. (If you're under 100 inches of snow right now, we can discuss this in a couple months...) 


READ SOMETHING: Exercise your brain with something other than work! Catch up on your favorite blogs, pick up your favorite magazine, or that book you started 3 months ago that has been collecting dust, go ahead and read just one chapter. 


LIGHT A CANDLE: The list of soothing, relaxing, refreshing, and invigorating scents is endless! Let your favorite aroma fill the room, sit back and breathe it in. Are we all daydreaming about a Bath and Body Works shopping spree now? I am....


BE THANKFUL FOR SOMETHING: We used to live in a world where you would walk past someone and smile and say hello. Now we look down at our phones when someone is approaching and check our Instagram to see how many likes our last photo got. It's all about me me me these days. Let's brush up on our gratitude and remember that other people exist too. When someone holds the door for you, instead of rushing through with a "thanks!", try to get eye contact and say "I appreciate you".  Say thank you to the person that is bagging your groceries, I bet they don't hear it that often! A simple moment of gratitude can lift your day as well as someone else's. 


LAUGH: Watch some funny cat videos on YouTube or some idiots eating barf flavored jelly beans (see below). Get comfortable with your Netflix and browse through the comedy genre and get yourself laughing. Laughter has been proven to be a positive effect on your health!


And since I want you to be healthy, I promise you'll get a good laugh out of this nonsense. I dragged the fiance into a torture chamber of the Bean Boozled Challenge and well, I will just say that he is a trooper! Me, not so much. Take a break from your day and have a laugh at our expense! I know it's 20 minutes but I truly promise that it will not feel like it because time flies when you're having fun, right? And you will definitely enjoy our suffering!




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What small things do you find yourself doing everyday to keep yourself positive and healthy? Let me know in the comments, as I'm always looking for other ways to brighten my days!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad to be back! I feel excited that I actually put together a worthy blog post. I have a long list of stuff coming soon, I feel like between now and throughout March is when I'm gonna get my groove back!


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38 comments :

  1. Definitely like this post. Couple months ago I started to read. I actually enjoy it. Lighting candles around my apartment makes me happy. Makes the apartment smell so good, I just have to be careful with my little munchkins lol

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  2. thank you! I'm not typically a reader but when I do find a good book, I just can't put it down.
    candles are the besssttttt :)

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  3. I love all these!! I need to start lighting a candle everyday!!

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  4. All of these are huge mood boosters. Especially laughter! I drink a ton of water, but I should really try adding lemon more often. I'll have to push myself to do that!

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  5. I used to never like candles, but now I can't stop. Candles are just so calming after a long day!

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  6. I drink water all day, but rarely put lemon in it. I need to do that more. Loved the video my husband and I watched it together and laughed.

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    great tips, laugh is the best medicine!

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  8. I really like your tip of looking outward more, and making eye contact with other people. I made a conscious effort to smile and be courteous to strangers on the subway yesterday, and the results were fascinating. Their grimaces softened and I just got really good energy from them (PS: that usually doesn't happen on the subway).

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  9. I light a candle every day as soon as I'm home from work, I love them! I do need more lemon water in my life.

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  10. Bleh, Lemon. I do drink a lot of water though. And YES to reading! Such a great way to keep your brain going.

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  11. Omg I dont I could try those jelly beans.... Baby wipes lol
    Life is short, why not spend it enjoy life and including some laughter. I use to drink water with lemon, but have since then stop. Need to go back because it just makes water taste a little better, plus all it's benefits.
    Melissa

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  12. thanks!
    what are your favorite scents?

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  13. you could leave a jug of water in your fridge that has lemon slices in it, that way it's always readily available, at home at least :)

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  14. I only started really using them over the past year, because I have a huge fear of fire. But I've managed to get used to not being too scared of them haha
    What are your favorite ones?

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  15. thanks! I'm glad you two enjoyed it :) :)

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  16. your portfolio is beautiful!!! you are incredibly talented!

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  17. I realizing that it's important. It seems that anxiety and social anxiety is becoming more common and I feel like how we are now as a society, we are doing it to ourselves. That's awesome that you did that, you never know what someone is feeling or going through and you could have really made that persons day. just being noticed and in a positive way, that may have been the nicest thing to happen to that person in a very long time.

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  18. me too! after being stuffed in an office all day, it's so refreshing. what are your fave scents?

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  19. I really need to read more. Althought I did read a bunch of quotes on pinterest last night... hahaah

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  20. haha they were AWFUL. I still cringe when I think about it sometimes
    yea it makes the water less boring haha

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  21. Love B&BW pretty much anything, but favorite are Champagne Toast and Peach Bellini (surprise surprise) but since they change seasonally, I tend to look for anything peach scented or lilac scented.

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  22. YES to laughing! And I love the jelly beans... I've done that with the Harry Potter ones to Pete before! lol

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  23. I love this list!!! Good thing I re-stocked my Bath and Body Works candle selection this weekend. I also really want to implement stretching into my routine, my body needs it. And amen to more appreciation and laughter in our lives, it's what we need most!

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  24. These are such great tips! I always drink lemon water any chance I get. Good to know there were benefits tied to that that I wasn't aware of.

    I got my candles on and petting my Sebastian :)

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  25. Thank You Sharing, I need to start doing these everyday :)

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  26. Definitely need to do these things everyday! Most important one to me is laughing!!! always need to be happy(:

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  27. I think all else are nice except the candle lightning because I just don't see the joy of watching money burn.

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  28. hahahaha I never thought of it like that! damn, I've burned a lot of money

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  29. thanks for these tips

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  30. I agree with all of the 7 tips. Thank you for the information.

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  31. these are great ideas.. did you come up with them? I bookmarked this i'm really inspired by it !

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  32. thanks! I'm glad they're helpful to you!
    they are things I've been doing for a long time, but I'm sure I got inspired somewhere as well :)

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  33. you're welcome! thanks for coming by :)

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  34. This is a great list and I just recently ran across an article about the health benefits of lemon water and did not know this. I love lemons and lemon water and that is all my Mother drinks. I will certainly include this in my daily diet. Thanks.

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  35. All very good things to do daily. Wonders for stress relief!

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