We’ve reached the point of winter where most of us are longing for the warmer days ahead. As March approaches, many people look to welcome the new season with a little spring-cleaning. It’s a great time to freshen up your home. It’s also the perfect time to freshen up your life. Each spring, I like to do a little “cleaning” up in my life. Most of my motivation from the New Year is long gone by now, so I welcome this opportunity to give my life a little reboot. Here are a few quick ways to give your life some TLC this spring.
Google “how to be happy,” and you’ll be met with 226,000,000 results as proof of our collective search for bliss.
However, even with that much information at hand, there’s never a quick, one-size-fits-all answer. I’ve found that my journey towards greater satisfaction in life is a slower, more organic process of growth and change.
Change, however, doesn’t always have to be epic. Even the tiniest positive changes have rippled through my life and made a difference. And while it’s not always possible to be happy, I’ve realized I can always make an effort to see the bright side of things. That minor change in perspective has helped lighten up not just my life, but the lives of those around me too.
Here are 15 tiny things I do to add more positivity to my life. I hope they help you find more positivity in yours too.
I don’t know if I’ve ever met someone who likes Mondays. If you do, hats off to you, but I think you’re one of the very few. My favorite day of the week is Thursday, but that’s a story for another day.
Most Mondays I wake up exhausted after a fitful night’s sleep. I always seem to have trouble turning my brain off on Sunday nights and do more tossing and turning than anything else. I also usually spend any free time I have on Monday running errands I didn’t get to over the weekend. It’s not a great way to start the week, so I’ve recently started a Monday night ritual that helps me settle a little better into the workweek.
For years I’ve had a fascination with creating the coziest life possible.
I’ve filled my dresser drawers with fuzzy socks, covered my couch with as many throw blankets as it could hold, and selected the biggest mugs to hold my coffee. I’ve added to my candle collection, sought out the fluffiest comforter, and invested in a robe as soft as they come.