Enjoying Life: A How To

 

> Say yes to things.

Challenge yourself.

Be surprised at how flexible you can learn to be.

Choose to do things that will expand your comfort zone.

Be intentionally unconventional every once in a while.

> Say no to things.

Be selfish with your time.

Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should or that you have to.

Value yourself enough to give yourself the time you need.

Spreading yourself too thing is a disservice to everyone involved.

> Invest in yourself.

This doesn’t mean buying a bunch of stuff.

This means taking that class you always wanted to.

Set aside “you” time.

Learn the language you always wanted to.

Allow yourself to pursue a hobby.

Look for the things that make you feel like the best version of yourself, and spend more time doing them.

Give yourself “nights off” where you don’t have to do anything but whatever it is that you feel like doing at that time.

> Invest in others.

An unexpected card or gift for someone can go a long way. I am a big fan of keeping a running list in my phone of things that my loved ones mention that they want or need. That way, you can have great gift ideas for when you want them.)

Be the type of friend you want to have.

Don’t just hear, listen…

When someone is venting to you, figure out if they want advice – or just to get it off their chest.

Be intentional about remembering things that are important to your loved ones. Phone calendars make it easy to write down dates or keep memos of things to follow up on if you are bad at remembering things on your own.

Compliment people when you think something nice about them, it isn’t benefiting anyone if you keep it to yourself.

Tell people how you really feel if you love or appreciate them, you never know how far your words may carry them.

 

Don’t get so busy doing that you aren’t enjoying being.

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Part of the A to Z Challenge… A post a day except Sunday for the month of April to cover topics beginning with each letter of the alphabet.

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