Thursday, 21 August 2008

Ten Free Ways to Enrich Your Day

Photo thanks to love, loren

Celebrate every moment of your day with these ten simple concepts:

♥ Smile at anybody and everybody. Rarely will you fail to get a smile back if you really flash a big’un and it can be such a mood-booster to get an honest grin in return. You are not alone in this world; the people you float past everyday are on the journey with you, as detached as your life may seem from theirs. Connect with them, if only for a second.

♥ Entertain yourself purely with the power of your own imagination. Undress the hot guy on the bus; consider the story behind a piece of graffiti; be somebody else for 10 minutes, whoever you want to be; compose a music video to whatever song is stuck in your head; find style inspiration everywhere making mental notes of how to recreate a look with items in your own wardrobe.

♥ Smell the flowers.

♥ Dance, alone or with someone you love, at home, in the garden, on the street, or at your favourite club. Dance daily, enjoy it, express yourself, feel no shame.

♥ Sing. Turn a mundane moment into a sing-song Enchanted style. I’m a sucker for this one. ‘I’m making a sandwiiiich.’ ‘Don’t forget to turn the light oooout.’ Sing your day away, even if you only hum or sing in your head.

♥ Be thankful. Say ‘cheers’ to the bus driver and mean it. Tip the waitress. Say ‘pleased to meet you’ and show your pleasure with a smile. Be gracious, heartfelt, and liberal with your praise. Be thankful that you are where you are today because you never have the promise of tomorrow.

♥ Get all European. Kiss the people you meet on both cheeks when saying hello and goodbye.

♥ Laugh. If nothing’s funny, pretend to laugh until that gets so funny your laughter becomes real. Do this with a friend or several for maximised enjoyment.

♥ If you’ve had a busy day, wander through a bookshop or library and soak up the silence. Appreciate the peace to be found between the pages of an intriguing book and give yourself up to it.

♥ Enjoy the weather whatever it’s doing, even if it’s the absolute opposite of what you think it should be. It’s something you can’t change so embrace it. If it’s warm this one is easy, but if it’s sweltering, blowing a gale or arctic-cold you need to work a little harder. Enjoy adapting your days outfit to it because if you’re suitably attired the weather shouldn’t bother you. Think why the weather is as it is (has all the rain left your surroundings green and lush?) Appreciate your world in all its many shades of glory.

What little things do you do daily to make life that bit sweeter? What never fails to put a smile on your face? Comment away! 


Rollergirl said...

This is so sweet!

Voila Megan said...

thanks rollergirl!

adoration x

punkelikat said...

This is the best. I think I'm going to print it and put it on my wall. If that is okay with you, that is! (You'll be hanging with a Gala Darling text and pictures of Lily Allen!)

Megan said...

punkelikat - Naturally I would be honoured! ♥

Annie said...

I find it funny that I do 6 out of 10 of these things already :] Thank you for the other four suggestions though - I'm sure they will become part of a routine!

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