We hear it all of the time, I’ll be happy when… When is when? I think its great to have goals to strive for but once we achieve these goals they really do only provide momentary bliss- then we’re onto the next… We’ve all been here and sometimes I catch myself thinking these thoughts and I nip them in the bud ASAP. Life shouldn’t be about yearning for something to happen or waiting until the day that we’ve finished this project, got that promotion or bought the car we’ve always wanted. We all know we’ll be craving something ELSE as soon as the honeymoon period of this accomplishment subsides.
How about we all just appreciate where we are. Who we are. We’re doing our best. And if we aren’t 100%, whole heartedly where we want to be in our lives right now- it’s okay. Whats to say we cant appreciate right now? Life is still good. We are living and breathing and hopefully we all have loved ones surrounding us. Life could be alot worse!
Lets keep chipping away and carving our paths. We’ll get to where we want to be, who we want to be there with and what we want to be doing with our time. Lets do more of the things we love, relish in our hobbies, spend more time outside and disconnecting from social media. And just be present. Because now is the moment that never ends. And we’ll never get this time back. Life is wonderful. Lets appreciate what we have, right here, right now 🙂
I saw this challenge on google and thought ‘this is so up my alley’. There is basically one challenge per day that barely takes 5 minutes. A really productive start to the day and is a push to get those little jobs done that we never get around to.
Purge your wardrobe
I love this one, and a perfect start! Even if its three clothing items- take them to your local thrift shop. Not only your wardrobe will be clearer but also your mind!
2. Clean your handbag
I liked this one too as I never get around to it. I even washed my bag. Felt really organised going to work the next day!
3. Toss out old socks
I LOVED this one too, why do we keep socks for such a long time? I threw a few pairs out and treated myself with 3x new, much better quality pairs! Wooohoo
4. Get rid of digital devices
I don’t understand the root of this question but what I took from this was… a day without social media. I’m already pretty disciplined as I wouldn’t say im constantly on my phone anyway and rarely sleep with my phone in my room. But this felt good.
5. Empty your wallet
This could also have a few possible meanings. I cleaned mine out and got rid of old cards. But it could also mean donate. I am going to donate $5 to Livin’ now 🙂
6. Write your best friends qualities
I wrote down my partners best qualities and it probably made me happier than it made him but its really cool to see what you love most about someone on paper
7. Write your best qualities
It’s funny that we struggle to compliment ourselves. A few things I appreciate about myself: I am a great friend, I am an optimist, I love that I care for our environment, I have good self discipline and I love my teeth and my smile(thx mum and dad :))
8. Write for 20 minutes
This was super lovely in the morning, whether its mumbo jumbo/ the spelling is incorrect it doesn’t matter because NO ONE is going to read it. I’d love to start a dream journal, maybe I’ll keep one beside my bed and attempt to write when I have wild dreams!
9. Donate old books
I love book swapping and donating old books. I wouldn’t often re-read a book so why not pass our favourite reads on 🙂
10. Ditch makeup for the day
Woohoo I love this. I wouldn’t often wear makeup when im not working but I would have stuggled with this years ago. I am now so much more comfortable in my own skin and that feels really powerful.
11. Meditate on your day
This day I went to a sound healing! It was auch an incredible experience. I have been working on my meditation parctice and it sure has paid off- being able to lay in a dark room for an hour! Highly recommend sound healings. The instruments sound amazing, I felt super rejuvinated and slept very well.
12. Spend time with loved ones
I’d like to think I do this daily/ when I have the chance but I made extra effort to call a few family members on this day. Life is all about the people we surround ourselves with and I feel SO lucky with my chosen ones <3
13. Write a gratitude log
Once again, I’d say I practice this daily but for today I wrote what I was grateful for and WHY. I chose matcha: lucky to have an alternitave that I enjoy other than coffee. My bed: it is so comfortable and makes me feel at home, and my family: lucky to be related to such loving, friendly and genuine people!
14. Evaluate your last 5 purchases
This was a cool activity. Doing this weekly would reduce a few spendings I think. Mine were: groceries, wine, a power bill, 2x festival tickets and a DiDi….. can you tell which were wants and which were needs, lol……
15. Stay offline for the day
Turned my phone off! Felt damn good. Should even start doing this 1 day per week
16. Don’t spend money for 24 hours
This felt great! Didn’t struggle at all. Would love to have a few days like this every week
17. Don’t complain all day
I attempted this over two days and tried to be really concious of my wording. I think this is a great thing to remind ourselves every morning!
18. Go without your phone
Turned my phone off for the day/ have been leaving it at home more. We’ve just gone into a three day lockdown so i’m going to have another phone free day during this time 🙂
19. Venture outdoors
Went on a hike with a friend! Never regret getting outside
20. Create a relaxing space
This day I put lavender my diffuser, cleaned my room and had a chill yoga sesh. So relaxing after work.
21. Re-evalute your to do list
Priorotised what is most important, and always get these things done first thing
22. De-clutter your storage
Can’t say I have alot to store, but cleaned out my wardrobe- again will be tackling a few cupboads over these next few days
23. Empty your junk drawer
Did this, why do we all have atleast one of these? How many pens does a person need?
24. Turn off notifications
I don’t have any anyway, woo.
25. Batch cook your meals
I had a Sunday bake day. I made a dhal, zuchinni and lemon loaf, granola and bliss balls. Feels good to have healthy snacks in the fridge.
26. Get all your errands done today
Got a few things done I’d been putting off- went to bed feeling super satisfied this day
27. Eliminate a toxic relationship
I honestly can’t say I have any toxic friends/relationships- and this makes me happy 🙂
28. Clear out your makeup collection
I did this with all of my bathroom cabinet, and it felt very refreshing!
29. Say no to something
I’ve been saying no to everything I don’t want to do this year 🙂 and it feels amazing