25 Ways To Spark Health & Happiness

Been busy! DIY home projects & remodeling, a photography business and mostly hanging out with my little man.  He will be 2 1/2 at the end of this month and I literally can’t get enough of him lately.  Visiting parks, the zoo, hiking, new adventures… we are having so much fun!

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Anyhow, been thinking a lot lately about what really matters in life.  I start to feel guilty that I haven’t finished the laundry, haven’t blogged… haven’t showered [I’d like to say this is a joke, but I think I was a hippie in my former life!]  Then an excerpt from Bella Mumma showed up in my IG feed and I instantly pushed all the guilt aside.

So after spending some time on her site, visiting a few others and reflecting on what is important in my family’s life, this list was developed.  More of a work in progress than something to be printed and framed, but hopefully insightful nonetheless!

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  1. Spend time with family.  As much as you can.
  2. Call your mom.  Or aunt.  Or old friend.  Brighten someone’s day.
  3. Build relationships.  Friends, family, neighbors, co-workers… “People with strong and broad social relationships are happier, healthier and live longer”  according to Action for Happiness.
  4. Do something for yourself.  Maybe a run, maybe a manicure.  Something JUST. FOR. YOU.
  5. Take lots of pictures.  They can be turned into awesome art work, make great gifts & will provide memories later in life.
  6. Exercise and take care of your body.
  7. Drink lots of water.  SO many benefits.
  8. Spend time with a young child or elderly person.  They find joy in the little things and it is refreshing.
  9. Pray. Maybe for yourself, maybe for someone else.  Just pray.
  10. Do something kind for someone else.  Even better, don’t let them know you did it.
  11. Stay in your pajamas all day.
  12. Create a bucket list.  now.  do it.
  13. Visit a new place.  Or maybe ten!  We are doing a summer park tour, up to 16 already!
  14. Find a local coffee shop to frequent.  Bring some friends!
  15. Fresh flowers will make most people smile.
  16. Learn as much as you can!  Perhaps a formal education, perhaps personal growth.  Read books, visit sites, interview experts, practice your craft, etc.
  17. Send letters and thank you’s.  Everyone loves to get mail, no matter how 21st century-ish they say they are.
  18. Go to bed early and wake up early.  Enjoy some coffee and the beautiful sunrise.
  19. Stay up late and do something crazy.  Like blogging at 1AM.
  20. Get plenty of sleep.  Take [guilt free] naps when you need them.
  21. Be kind to everyone you meet.  Kind is the new pretty.
  22. Chase your dreams.  Run fast.
  23. Take a mental health day.  And repeat #11.
  24. Travel & create new adventures.
  25. Stay positive & optimistic.  Health benefits!  Find joy in all things and laugh as often as possible.

Off to work on #20 and get some zzzzzzs!

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Photocredits to Pinterest, Google Images, LeenaBee Photography

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