One of the best things you can do for yourself each day is to enjoy the simple things in life. Too often, we get wrapped up in what’s next and the complexity of everything that we forget to slow down and enjoy the simple things.

I'm the type of person that doesn't get stressed out a lot. I always seem relaxed and unfazed by life's obstacles. In reality, inside my head, there are a million Candaces running around and screaming like their heads are loose. I stress about grades, tests, running, being late for class, meeting deadlines, etc. The list goes on! When I'm stressed, I'll admit that I get a little bit of an attitude, but who doesn't?

I have always been reminded to enjoy the little things in life. But what does that mean?

It means to enjoy the lunch with your mom because she wants to enjoy time with you.

It means that you should enjoy the smell of the flowers that are alongside your front lawn.

It means that you should look up at the calm blue sky and appreciate the peace.

Sometimes, stepping away from all of the stresses in your life can be such an eye-opener.It helps you to appreciate the things that make you feel relaxed and at peace with life in general. Taking that deep breath and being grateful for your friends and family can be beneficial to your state of mind.

Recently, I've been stressed with things that won't even matter in a couple of weeks, which is absolutely absurd. Grades are on the line, running is starting to ramp up, and it's time for me to stay as relaxed as possible. I suggest you do the same by enjoying some self-care. You should always treat yourself well mentally.

It's nice to add simple pleasures to your life because they are just so simple. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or do something fancy in order to enjoy your life. Slow down and notice some of the simple things that you like to do. You might be surprised by all the positive benefits that happen when you slow down and take pleasure in a few simple things each day.