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10 Simple, Sure-fire Ways to Make Today Your Best Day Ever : zen habits

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10 Simple, Sure-fire Ways to Make Today Your Best Day Ever : zen habits
I shut my eyes so I can see. - artist Paul Gauguin This morning as I took my kids to school, I was feeling rushed and harried. Stress levels high, my face wore a permanent frown, my mind was in a million different places, and my two youngest kids (3 year old, and 20 months) were quiet in their car seats.

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Be Present

Be Present

Don’t let your mind wander, keep it in the moment, focus on what’s happening around or within you. 

The past is set and the future unpredictable, either take action or stop worrying about them, as it accomplishes nothing.

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Do Less

Do Less

Do less and focus on the more impactful, instead of the urgent. Don’t do everything on that list and don't pack your schedule full to reduce stress. 

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Spend Time With a Loved One

Spend Time With a Loved One

Actually be with them, talk with them, bond with them. There isn’t much there will give you more joy than this.

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Watch a Sunrise Or Sunset

Watch a Sunrise Or Sunset

This will leave you filled with warmth. 

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Listen To Great Music

Listen To Great Music

This greatly helps you to improve your mood.

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Focus On 3 Projects

Focus On 3 Projects

Choose three projects to focus exclusively on, the most important ones. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll accomplish.

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Go For a Walk

Go For a Walk

Take a few minutes to enjoy the nature around you as you go for your walk. Clear your head, calm yourself and appreciate the good things in your life.

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Declutter

Declutter

Even if it’s just a little space, decluttering areas of your life can have a wonderful effect on your mood and happiness level.

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Focus On What Matters

Focus On What Matters

Get one important thing done. Something important in the long run so you can feel a sense of accomplishment.

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Plan Your Perfect Life

Plan Your Perfect Life

Pick the 4-5 most important things in your life, and build your perfect life around those things, eliminating most of the rest if possible. Then plan and schedule the first steps to get there, starting today.

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Create a To-Do List

  • Sync your to-do list with your mobile phone.
  • Write down the three most important tasks.
  • Keep to an easy and workable task list.
  • Do one thing at a time.

Simplify

Organizing unnecessary items is wasting energy. 

  • Have less stuff.
  • Eliminate outdated articles to read “someday." 
  • Find an appropriate place for everything and make sure it is easily accessible. 
  • Choose one tool and stick with it.
  • Pack tools immediately after use.

Embrace Change

It eliminates methods and ideas that no longer work and promotes the more important things.