Tuesday, September 16, 2014

5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Life More Often



Last week I participated in a twitter chat and one of the questions still stands out in my mind. The question was, "What is your life passion"? Naturally I said that my life passion was celebrating life. That was the first time I had every really put it out there to share with others, but it really gave me an even greater sense of clarity about my life and my brand. Celebrating is my passion, and as the saying goes....ain't no fun if the homies can't have none! So I thought today I'd share my personal tips on how to celebrate life more often. These are things that I do all the time if not daily. Check them out below and use the ones that resonate with you the most!




1. Laugh more

Pretty self explanatory right? Laughing feels good. It's like medicine to the soul. I always say if you're laughing, then you're doing the best thing you can be doing. Lucky for us, there is no shortage of tear inducing non - stop laughter videos on the internet. Increase the laughter in your life by watching funny movies, vine clips, and hanging out with your best girlfriends (they have all the best inside jokes).



2.  Practice expressing gratitude

If you're not grateful for something, then you are missing out on the fullness of life. I never knew what I was missing until I started intentionally expressing gratitude. When I started doing this I stopped taking things for granted and began to celebrate the very things I was complaining about by expressing gratitude. Try it, it's a really perspective changer. You may even notice you'll begin to have even more to celebrate! 



3. Schedule time to celebrate.

Simply put, life will pass you by if you don't schedule time to celebrate yourself, your accomplishments, and those around you. Society has taught us to go go go. Now we must teach ourselves to stop and celebrate! Stop what you're doing right now. Pick up your calendar and schedule at least 4 times in the next month for at least an hour to do something you love and celebrate life.




4. Treat yo self

Ummm, need I say more? Pedicure, manicure, cupcake for breakfast? You choose.




5. Surround yourself with beauty.

My mood this year has been ten times better since I've started paying attention to my space. I made the conscious decision to by flowers weekly this year. This has been such a mood booster for me.  It has actually let to me being a little more organized.  I've been began to decorate a bit more. This is a must try!



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How do you celebrate life? 

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