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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
1. Complain less. Complaining usually doesn’t help much, if at all. What it does do is bring you down, along with anyone who happens to be listening to you. Hanging out with people who complain all the time is exhausting. Also, being someone who complains all the time has to be exhausting. So do yourself and everyone around you a favor and start veering your comments to a more positive side.
2. Drink more water. What drinking more water does to your body is seriously magical. Your skin gets better, you have less headaches, you have more energy, you feel overall better…just by drinking water. There’s no reason not to do this. Buy a cute tumbler and keep it filled all day!
3. Compliment others. Compliments are so easy. They are free, quick ways to make someone’s day so much better. If you like the color of someone’s shirt, say so. If someone went out of their way to help you, mention it. Throw compliments around freely.
4. Practice being thankful. Complaining makes your day worse. Want to know what makes it better? Being thankful. For big things, little things, in-between things.
5. Get rid of what you don’t use. I tend to form sentimental bonds with everything that I own…until said things are taking over my apartment. Listen: Throw stuff away. If you don’t use it anymore, toss it. If you don’t wear it anymore, give it away. Life is about experiences, not things.
6. Learn how to survive without takeout. I could easily eat Chick-Fil-A for every single meal and be a very happy person. But do you know who’s not happy with that arrangement? My wallet. Also, my waistline. Everyone should know how to cook a meal or two at home. It’s cheaper, healthier, and you can do so in your pajamas. So, we’re looking at a win/win/win here.
7. Enjoy reading. Not everyone loves reading fiction, or even books in general. I get it. I don’t understand it, but hey. Just because you don’t like reading books doesn’t mean you should swear off reading. Reading is a great way to learn–both really cool things and also completely unnecessary, but fun, things. There’s plenty you can read without ever cracking open a book–magazines, articles, newspapers. Fill your brain with some good words.
8. Think before you
speak speak, write, text, post, tweet…etc. I have a favorite quote when it comes to speaking out on controversial matters:
Does this need to be said?
Does this need to be said by me?
Does this need to be said by me right now?
If you actually think about those things before saying whatever you wanted to say, chances are you’d regret a lot less.
What goals do you think everyone should have?
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