The Simply Luxurious Life®: 30 Simple Ways to Help Yourself Out  

February 13, 2012

30 Simple Ways to Help Yourself Out

Life has enough obstacles and challenges that we, based on the attitude we bring to each day or the decisions we make, don’t have to make it any harder. Often the simplest way to make our lives easier is quickly overlooked because don’t realize the power of such decisions or actions, so below are thirty ways to help yourself out and aid you in making life a bit more enjoyable and most importantly, even more fulfilling.

1. Drink more water

2. Take deeper breaths

3. Respect your feelings, assess what you are truly feeling and why, then respond accordingly

4. Let go of the past

5. Stop spending so much money in hopes that it will bring more happiness

6. Depend upon yourself to discover happiness, not others

7. Move your body – walk, run, take a zumba class – move your most precious gift – a healthy body

8. Involve yourself in relationships that are uplifting, healthy and respectful

9. Stop the competition mindset and instead focus on improving upon your past behaviors.

10. Give yourself at least 30 minutes a day to just be by yourself

11. Care about someone or something (pet, charity, etc) as much as you care about your own life.

12. Pick up anything you take out immediately after use

13. Unpack as soon as you get home

14. Read

15. Cook more meals at home

16. Let go of jealousy and instead recognize and foster your own gifts

17. Say less, listen more

18. Stop being involved in gossip – whether sharing or receiving

19. Change your oil every 3 months and rotate your tires

20. Keep your standards high instead of lowering them to be accepted

21. Clean up the kitchen after each use

22. Tell the truth

23. Send thank you cards

24. When upset, give yourself time (a few minutes, 1 hour, a day) to collect your true thoughts and sift through the emotions to determine the true reason you are upset before continuing the conversation.

25. Stop seeking approval and approve of yourself and your own life choices

26. Limit your alcohol

27. Let go of perfection, and instead simply do your best

28. Take responsibility for yourself – stop blaming others

29. Don’t lend money to friends and/or family

30. Accept that you will have to work hard to attain what you desire and then get busy

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14 Comments:

At February 13, 2012 at 2:22 AM , Blogger Lou said...

These are great tips. We always seem to manage to fill our days and be too busy. But on reflection do we really know what we were doing and was it time well spent. I am going to print these out and pin them up at my desk.

Lou
www.thekeypieces.co.uk

 
At February 13, 2012 at 2:35 AM , Blogger Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I love these posts that you do. I have two sisters and a brother and I love being a big sister but coming here and reading is like having a big sister of my own gently suggesting a better way. I love it <3

 
At February 13, 2012 at 8:08 AM , Blogger Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Once again, wise words!

 
At February 13, 2012 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Plami said...

Thank you so much for this great post <3

XoXo
Plami

http://www.fashionthrill.com/

 
At February 13, 2012 at 9:29 AM , Blogger RealBeauty said...

Beautiful inspiration and truth!
http://realbeauty-realbeauty.blogspot.com/

 
At February 13, 2012 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Talia said...

Another post filled with wisdom and great advice!

 
At February 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can´t even imagine, how I needed to read something like this post. The timing is perfect. Thank you very much for that. You must be incredible woman. I wish having someone like you for a friend. Actually, you already are my best friend. You gave me the best advices ever.

 
At February 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Sandra said...

Thank you. I really needed this today.

xoxo
Sandra

 
At February 13, 2012 at 4:34 PM , Blogger Isabelle Lafleche said...

What a wonderful post Shannon! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week, Isabelle

 
At February 13, 2012 at 7:25 PM , Blogger -silvie- said...

Great list, thank you :) Did anyone else not understand 12 though?

 
At February 14, 2012 at 7:45 PM , Blogger erica said...

love this list - I'm going to print it and pin it up over my desk for some on-hand inspiration when i'm feeling overwhelmed.
thanks for the wise words. XO

 
At February 15, 2012 at 3:02 AM , Blogger Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

I always love reading your beautifully inspiring posts Shannon; I really needed to read this today, so thank you xx

 
At February 17, 2012 at 4:13 AM , Blogger Ana Trigo Alonso said...

Great post, Shannon, one of the best I have read lately on the blogosphere.

 
At February 8, 2013 at 8:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merci! I love my new Zumba class...in one month I've lost inches ( and it feels like years)!
With appreciation for you and your wonderful blog...

 

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