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Time is a precious commodity that can easily slip away if we don’t use it wisely. To make the most out of every day, we must learn how to maximize our time.
Ways to live every day to the fullest
1. Plant a garden.
Have you thought about making your own garden? You can grow lots of different plants like veggies, flowers, or trees. You get to pick what you want to grow, and it can be really fun. Gardening is a great hobby, and it can also be good for your mental health.
2. Find things you might love.
Exploring a new hobby, trying a different type of cuisine, or even traveling to a new place can all be avenues for discovering things you might love. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. It’s important to keep an open mind and be willing to take risks in order to find what truly brings you joy and fulfillment.
3. Change how you look, if you prefer.
Consider changing your appearance to match your preferences, by altering your hairstyle or clothing, or trying new makeup techniques. It’s a personal choice, so make sure to consider your comfort level and tastes. Changing your appearance can be a fun way to express yourself and explore different sides of your personality. Take the plunge and see where your journey of self-expression takes you.
4. Do some exercises.
Physical exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health and well-being. Not only does it help you maintain a healthy weight and keep your body in shape, but it also has numerous mental health benefits such as reducing stress levels and improving mood.
There are countless types of exercises to choose from, whether it be going for a jog, attending a yoga class, dancing, or lifting weights. The key is to find something that you enjoy and feels good for your body.
Consistency is also important, as regular exercise helps build strength and endurance over time. So, whether you’re aiming to lose weight or just want to feel better overall, incorporating a regular exercise routine into your life can be immensely beneficial for both your physical and mental health.
5. Learn a new recipe.
There are endless opportunities to experiment with different cuisines and cooking styles, and it’s always exciting to learn something new in the kitchen. What’s great is that there are plenty of free resources available to anyone who wants to engage in this kind of activity.
No need to be a professional chef or have fancy equipment, just a willingness to explore and experiment. From familiar comfort foods to exotic dishes from around the world, there’s no shortage of inspiration out there. Challenge yourself to try a new recipe. Who knows, it could become your new favorite!
6. Make someone smile.
Making someone happy is a good thing that can brighten their day. There are many ways to do it, like saying something nice, giving a thoughtful gift, or doing something kind. Smiling is a powerful way to show you care, and it makes people feel better. You can also surprise them with something nice, like a kind note or a favorite meal. It takes creativity, kindness, and attention to make someone smile, but it’s worth it because it makes them happy, and you feel good too.
7. Write in your journal.
Write one of your favorite quotes in a notebook. One quote a day makes 365 quotes in a year! Be really present while doing it. You can use your fancy handwriting if that’s what makes your heart content.
8. Save a dollar a day.
Are the simple little things forgotten? Saving a dollar is so simple everyone forgets that a million-dollar journey starts at one. And what if you save not just a dollar a day, but 10? How about doing it for a newborn baby? By the time the baby turns 20 years old, you could’ve saved $73,000 just by saving 10 a day.
9. Think of more ways to save money.
Saving money leads to financial freedom, doesn’t it? Saving minimizes the clutter in your home by not adding any more things that will end up sitting in the corner or in the closet.
10. Get a side hustle.
In today’s constantly evolving economy, it is essential to have multiple sources of income in order to achieve financial security and stability. One way to achieve this is by engaging in a side hustle or a part-time job outside of your regular employment.
By taking on a side hustle, you not only supplement your income but also gain valuable skills and experience that can be applied in your career. It can allow you to pursue a passion or hobby while earning money. It can also provide a safety net in case of unexpected job loss or financial hardship. In short, having a side hustle can be a smart and proactive step toward securing your financial future.
Activities that prevent you from doing what you love and enjoying your personal time
1. Reading and celebrity gossip.
Celebrity gossip whether it’s on TV or online eats up your time without you knowing it. Some people spend half of their day watching TV shows that bash celebrities and political personalities. It’s a good thing if you learned something from them.
2. Spending too much time on social media.
Social media is a good tool when used properly. With social media, you can be updated with what happened to your friends and family without you asking them. And even be updated with current events and could be a valuable source of educational information. But spending the whole weekend on social media, arguing with other commentators and posters isn’t very healthy. Moderation is key. You don’t have to get rid of social media accounts totally, but you can set a time when to turn off notifications or set your phone on silent.
3. Talking all day on messenger.
Chatting is the other term. It is okay to talk with friends and family to catch up. But when the topic turns sour or becomes talking ill about other people’s business, it could lead to an unhealthy addiction which could turn into guilt and regrets, prevent to live life to the fullest.
4. Comparing yourself with other people
You are born unique. No one looks exactly the same as others, even twins. Besides, it does not always end well. Love that skin or that nose you are born with. There are a lot of people with disabilities and illnesses that dreamed and would be happy just to live a normal life.
5. Watching the news first thing
Morning hours are better spent on meditation and exercise. When you start your day doing things that contribute to positive feelings, this feeling could last throughout the day!
6. Wasting time worrying about the past
You learn from it and move on. Don’t dwell in the past, especially if it’s something of no use to your present or future.
7. Convincing people of how happy you are.
We all have our own low moments and that is okay. Posting encouragements on social media instead of posting how happy you are with your newly bought things.
8. Watching too much TV.
Study shows that people who spend too much time watching television are more prone to being obese than those who spend their time doing house chores or outdoors. Aside from this, television shows are being digested emotionally and mentally without you noticing it.
9. Wasting your time not loving what you do
The secret to a happy life is loving your job. You spend most of your adult years working and if you are miserable with your job, you will be miserable every day of your life. Instead of complaining, think of the poor and homeless people who would love to have the kind of life you have now.
10. Trying to fit in the company of the wrong people.
Having friends and being social is necessary for humans to live and thrive. But choose your friends wisely, and always listen to intuition.
It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth, and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Having is productive day means having done the things you love to do instead of just those things that you are told and paid to do. Make a list of the things you wanted to accomplish and get done and stay focused. Don’t let distractions get into your schedule and waste your time.