Enjoy Life

Enjoy Life

Find Joy in the Little Things

Life can often feel busy and hectic with work, family, and other obligations. However, it’s important to pause and appreciate the little moments of joy all around us. The warmth of the sun on your face, your child’s laughter, a phone call from a loved one – these small pleasures can brighten even the most difficult days.

Practice Gratitude

Cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” has been scientifically proven to improve your mood and outlook on life. Set aside time each day to reflect on people, experiences, and things you are grateful for. Maintain a gratitude journal, share thanks with loved ones, or try a gratitude meditation.

Find Time for Self-Care

With countless demands on our time and energy, it’s crucial to intentionally set aside time for self-care. Get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, exercise, and do activities solely for your enjoyment, like reading, crafting, or spending time in nature. You can’t pour from an empty cup – refill yours often.

Connect with Community

Humans are social creatures with an innate need to belong. Seek out opportunities to connect with supportive communities, whether through in-person groups, places of worship, volunteer work, or online forums. Surround yourself with positive people who nourish your spirit.

Be Kind

In our increasingly hurried and disconnected world, we often overlook chances to offer kindness. Yet even small acts – a smile, asking someone how their day is, letting a car merge in front of you – can significantly improve someone’s day. When possible, choose gentleness and compassion.

Keep an Open Mind

It’s easy to get stuck in patterns of thinking that hold you back from joy. Catch yourself when you express self-limiting beliefs, harshly judge others, catastrophize about the future, or ruminate on the past. Instead, cultivate beginner’s mind – stay open, curious and flexible.


How can I be more mindful in my daily life?

Practice mindful awareness as you go about routine activities like brushing your teeth, washing dishes, or walking. Notice subtle sights, textures, sounds and sensations without judgment. Over time, this builds the muscle of mindfulness you can apply to more areas of life.

What are some small ways to practice self-care every day?

Build little self-nourishing rituals into your regular routine. Spend 5 minutes stretching when you wake up, enjoy some quiet time over your first cup of coffee or tea, take a short walk at lunch, play uplifting music during your commute, or relax with an inspiring podcast or book before bed.

How can I cultivate more gratitude in my life?

At the end of each day, reflect on 3 good things that happened and why you’re grateful. Or start a gratitude jar – write down blessings as you notice them and review them on tough days. Share appreciation with loved ones. Grace your meals with a moment to express thanks. Find gratefulness in difficult times too.

What are simple ways to spread more kindness?

Smile warmly at strangers instead of avoiding eye contact. Hold the door for someone. Send a card to a loved one “just because.” Pay for the person’s coffee behind you in line. Leave a generous tip. Offer help or a listening ear when you sense someone is having a bad day. Small acts of kindness add light to the world.

How can I stay more positive and resilient during challenging times?

When faced with difficulties, avoid framing situations in catastrophic “all or nothing” thinking. Instead, reframe thoughts to emphasize what you do have control over to improve things, even if incrementally. Remind yourself this too shall pass. Spend time in uplifting spiritual practices. Seek support from encouraging friends and family. Look for the lessons and opportunities for growth.