Make Your Everyday Rosy
If you’ve been reading my instagram, this blog, or, you know… spoken to me lately… I’ve probably thrown out there how my current (brand new) apartment has fallen to shambles, I’ve been on the 24/7 house hunt, and how I’ll be mysteriously homeless the first week of May while I wait to move into my new-new apartment. HA! (Even typing this out has got me nervous-face emoji.) All this being said, however, has made me realize the importance of doing little things to make my everyday feel less stressful. These do not have to be big or expensive gestures. Just tiny things to make yourself smile when life seems to be going 100mph. Here are my self car tips for making your everyday a little rosier:
This might be the most cliché tip in the book, but I swear it works! There’s something about having a vase of beautiful flowers in my home that makes me feel happier. It makes my space feel more put together and adds a nice pop of color.
Create A Planner
A lot of times when I feel like there’s just too much to do, I sit down and plan out the basic, everyday things. This way, I don’t even have to think about the basics in my day-to-day. For example, lately, I’ve got every meal scheduled with the groceries bought and a list of when I’m packing what in my apartment.
I love watching TV. It’s a huge stress reliever to me, but believe it or not, they do not smile at you watching TV at work too much! However, no one blinks an eye at a good podcast! Listening to funny, conversational podcasts gives me something fun to focus on when my brain feels overloaded. Some of my favorites are Baby Geniuses, My Brother, My Brother and Me, Rose Buddies, and Still Buffering.
Walk It Off
Finally, I’ve found it to be really helpful to opt for only walking as my transportation. I don’t have a ton of time to schedule big work outs, or my energy is totally zapped by the time I’m home from work. So instead, I’m walking everywhere I go. Luckily, Boston is super walkable, so this is doable for me. I aim for at least three miles a day. This way, I get where I’m going, still get some exercise, and find it to be a great stress relief.
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