At times life is a little crazy, a lot draining and we find ourselves overwhelmed with the routine and looking for a quick fix to lift our mood. Short of being snatched away to Paris on a private jet to enjoy some time rediscovering the BIG magic, there are some simple ways that we can find a little of our own magic.
♡ Buy some fresh flowers for yourself! No need to wait for someone else, there are lovely flower markets everywhere these days and fruit shops with beautiful blooms. If I need an instant addition of something uplifting in my life then flowers always do it for me!
♡ Pin! Pinterest is a wonderful place to gather some of the images and words that lift you up! Have a look at this board of mine and I am pretty sure you will feel a little uplifted instantly! It is a place that I spend time regularly to remind myself of what inspires me to live my best life possible.
♡ Praise others! Seriously, this is my secret weapon when I find myself struggling to see the beauty. Spend some time leaving kind and encouraging comments on the blogs that you love, or on the Facebook pages of people who you admire. Send some short emails to special friends and family. If you have a little extra energy then send some thank you cards to anyone who has made a difference in your life. best. feeling. ever!!
♡ Volunteer! Yes an oldie, but a tried and tested goodie this one. Have a think about the causes that are of significance to you, is it education for all children, safety for children, cancer, other health issues, homelessness? Take a little time to research the charities that are making a difference to your special causes and offer your help.
♡ Forgive! It can often be the case that we are holding onto old hurts, recent regrets and toxic reminders of the past. LET IT GO...release the need to cling onto bitterness, make peace with the people who you feel have caused you pain. It takes practice and discipline however it has massive benefit for you.
♡ Plan something special! For me this is a biggie, as the ultimate organiser, party planner and event extraordinaire it is heartbreaking for me to feel at times that I can't even organise myself to leave the house let alone anything more complex! Just grab a note pad and start with the humble beginnings, who always lifts you up and makes you laugh? Where can you gather and be uplifted simply in their company? Send an email invitation to a small group of these people and instigate a gathering soon.
♡ Declutter! Spend some time in your home and work spaces clearing out the things that are dragging you down. Make the space for a clear mind, a clear heart and more of what lifts you up and gives you purpose! Start in the wardrobe, GIVE anything away that does not make you smile or feel alive.