5 Simple Reminders To Help You Live Your Best Life
Start writing a post
Community

5 Simple Reminders To Help You Live Your Best Life

These really are so simple... But sometimes we just forget.

17
5 Simple Reminders To Help You Live Your Best Life
Photo by Amanda Jones on Unsplash

I can tell you're already rolling your eyes at how simple these are going to be, but it's like when someone says a cliche quote: yes, it's obvious, but it's true and sometimes those reminders are needed.

Recently I found myself getting into a funk. I can't really put my finger on *exactly* when or how it started, but before I knew it I was really just... stuck.

I tried all of these things to help myself feel better: Did a full "self-care day" (bath bomb, face mask, you name it), went to eat at my favorite restaurant, the list goes on and on.

But it wasn't long before I realized that I was so far into this "funk" because I had been neglecting some things that are so dang simple. Obviously doing these things won't save the world, cure your depression, or fix all of your problems, but they just might be a good start. Here's what I'm talking about:

1. Drink Water

Photo by Serenity Mitchell on Unsplash

Okay, hear me out, don't stop reading now. This is so simple and you're like "really?", but seriously! I have a habit of being bad about drinking enough water, which is actually a huge problem.

We have to stay hydrated. It quite literally helps your brain work, makes you feel better, and keeps your skin looking gooood, girl. These are just a couple of the million reasons why you need to be drinking water.

I actually went to Target (I will find any excuse under the sun to go to Target) and bought a cute water bottle that I carry around with me so that way I can easily keep track of how much water I'm drinking every day. If you haven't had much today, here's your sign.

2. Exercising

Photo by Jelmer Assink on Unsplash

This one goes right along with drinking water, as far as health goes. Even if you're not someone who likes to work out in a gym, there are so many ways you can exercise whether that be in the comfort of your home, outside (when it stops being so dang hot outside), or anywhere your heart desires.

It's easy to forget to exercise, or just flat out not want to, but I'm telling you, it makes such a difference in not only your physical health but also how you feel inside.

We've all seen Legally Blonde, listen to Elle Woods if you don't want to listen to me. Endorphins make you happy.

3. De-clutter your room

Photo by Samantha Gades on Unsplash

Oh my gosh, this is huge, I cannot stress this one enough. The space you're in every day is going to affect you, whether you realize it or not. If it's messy, you're probably going to be stressed out.

If you're a hoarder like me and have a bunch of stuff you definitely don't need, it might subconsciously have an overwhelming effect on you, as well.

Clean your room, de-clutter it, and you might feel a little bit better, too. It sounds weird, but it works, I swear.

4. Read

Photo by Prasanna Kumar on Unsplash

This is another one where you're probably like "duh", but hear me out. I personally love reading, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or a self-help book.

Not only is it good to read and expand your knowledge, but it's also an excuse to have quiet, alone time with yourself, and have some time to decompress, basically.

Also, these days we are on our phones and computers so much, that it also serves as a break from those things (as long as you don't put the book down every couple of pages to look at your phone), which can help our mindsets immensely.

Simple, but this one is a great reminder because I'm willing to bet you forget about reading.

5. Find a new hobby

Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash

This one is kind of intimidating. It's like, finding a hobby can be stressful. But I'm not talking about taking up underwater basket weaving or anything like that. This could be anything from learning an instrument, playing a sport once a week with your pals, learning to yo-yo, heck I don't know.

Find something you like to do and look forward to, and it'll make your days better. It's harder to feel stuck when you feel like you have a purpose, even if it's with something small that you simply spend 30 minutes doing every day.

Sometimes, simple is better, this is something I will swear by until the day I die.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

23 Pandemic-Approved Date Ideas That'll Send Sparks Flying From Six Feet Apart

There's a safe way to date right now and yes, it includes masks.

151476

While some people would rather opt out of dating altogether during the pandemic so they don't have to wear a mask on a first date, others are choosing to listen to both guidelines and their heart in order to find love during the time of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Should you be one of the individuals welcoming romance right now, there are pandemic-approved dates you can go on that still adhere to guidelines (and yes, you'll have to wear a mask).

Keep Reading... Show less

I didn't believe the notification when it came through to my phone: Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died from complications due to cancer.

Keep Reading... Show less

In our patriarchal society, men hide from their feelings, but toxic masculinity is literally killing men. They swallow the pain and move on so that they can look, feel, and act "tough."

But, strength is derived from asking for help and voicing your struggle and, trust me, working on your mental health is one hell of a struggle. The real way to "man up" is to acknowledge the downfalls in unjust societal norms. Mental health problems do not mean that a man is weak, they are neurologically-based disorders that require professional treatment.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

11 Things Your Boyfriend Should Do Before He Drops $499 On A PS5

Let's start with spending less time gaming and more time with you.

9382

Scrolling through Twitter this week had me rolling on the floor laughing as I read some of the hilarious tweets from ladies who, whether in a relationship or not, shared reactions to the news that PlayStation 5 is on its way

As this "buy your boyfriend a PS5" joke takes off across the internet, let's just say, there are a few things your BF should be doing before dropping $499 on the new gaming system — or, if the tweets are real for some, before you buy it for him as a gift.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Sorry, But 'I Don’t Care About Politics' Is Not A Valid Excuse For NOT Voting

The younger generation of voters is so crucial to the upcoming election because our vote is going to shape the world that we are about to enter as adults.

32168

When I ask my friends if they are voting this term most of them respond with "no" followed by an explanation of "I don't care enough," "It doesn't affect me," or "I don't keep up with politics," etc. I get it, as a college student I know that there are many other things to be concerned about like school, relationships, work, and friends. I also understand that keeping up with politics can seem like trying to keep up with an over-exaggerated reality show that has way too many seasons. Not to mention most news stations and websites are biased so it's hard to decipher if what you hear is true or fake.

However, despite all of this annoyance, as the next generation of Americans, we have to remember that we owe it to ourselves, our families, and to our futures to care.

Keep Reading... Show less
Tasia Sli

Tasia Sli and Anna Yang met in quintessential New York fashion at a chic rooftop event, inquisitive Yale grad Anna gravitating towards model/entrepreneur Tasia.

Keep Reading... Show less
Photo by Anna Hernández-Buces

"Do you have big parties on Cinco de Mayo?"

Keep Reading... Show less

Two of my favorite things in life are reading and books. Obviously, they go hand-in-hand. In my life, I've realized that there is nothing better than learning about the current world or getting fully immersed in another world. Reading can inspire, teach, and entertain you.

For me, the feeling of opening a book and smelling that fresh book smell can't compete with anything else.

Keep Reading... Show less

Expecting mother and wife to singer/songwriter John Legend may have accidentally slipped up and revealed the gender of her and Legend's third baby today on her Instagram story.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

20 Books About Latin And Hispanic Heritage Absolutely Everyone Should Have On Their Bookshelf

Any ally of the community needs to be reading these incredible reads.

9897

I go through phases when it comes to what I like to read. I am typically reading two books at any given time: one serious nonfiction and one escapist fiction novel to have on hand and open up depending on my mood.

What remains consistent, however, amongst most of my fellow bibliophiles is a desire to try new and different authors and genres. I, as an Indian woman, have been partial to reading books written by fellow Indian and Desi writers since I first got a library card.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Asked 46 Women What They Thought About The Term 'Plus-Size', And Here's What They Had To Say

It's 2020, where change is inevitable and norms are not only questioned, but challenged.

5427

We live in a world where it's become customary to push boundaries, break rules, and question standards upheld by society. Though try as we might, some of these standards are harder to conquer than others — body image is one of the top contenders.

For years, the body positivity movement has pushed for the acceptance of all marginalized body types not represented or celebrated in the media. Recently, we've gotten better at appreciating and accepting all body types, but one thing that's still lingering is the stigma of body image in the fashion industry — more specifically, the term "plus-size."

Keep Reading... Show less
Netflix

Many popular TV shows are holding off premiers until spring, so most people are relying on their television subscriptions to get them through a socially distant fall semester.

Thankfully, Netflix was busy filming this past year because there is a ton of new original content coming in the near future. From mysteries to romances, here are some of the best new shows you have to check out this year:

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Taylor Swift Sang 'betty' At The ACMs And It Was The Perfect First Live 'folklore' Performance

I guarantee that Inez is spreading rumors about how fire this performance was.

4356
CBS

The Academy of Country Music Awards were last night and the performances were wonderful, but Taylor Swift's live version of "betty" from her newest album "folklore" really took the cake for me.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

9 Reasons I Unfollowed All The Fitness Influencers On My Instagram Feed

I don't need to feel bad about myself because of who I follow on social media.

3091

Throughout quarantine, something that a lot of us picked up on was working out. With all the free time, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to work on that "dream bod" you've been wanting for years, or to just feel good about yourself.

A common way to stay motivated and keep yourself on-task is to follow fitness influencers on various platforms. For some people, yes, this can be a healthy and helpful way to keep your drive. In other cases, however, this can do more harm than good.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments