I spent way too many years of my life battling with food. It seems silly when you think about it because I really love food. So why did I fight with it so much? In the beginning it was a battle with over-eating. Then it was making sure I ate the perfect amount and panicking when I didn’t. From there I found weight loss shakes that eventually lead me to fruits and vegetables. From fruits and vegetables it went to vegetarian, to vegan to gluten free. All of which lead to heart palpatations and constant muscle aches. I wish I would have known that it didn’t have to be like this. Starting a healthy diet doesn’t have to be from one extreme to the next. In fact, smaller steps lead to better lasting results. So before you go doing anything drastic, check out these 11 super simple ways to start a healthy diet that sticks.
There is a movement going on right now that I really love. It’s a movement that is stepping away from giving gifts that are materials and instead investing in life experience gifts. This means so much to me because when I think back on my childhood, I remember some of the toys that I had but mostly I remember who played with me. I remember surprise trips to a hotel for the weekend. More than Halloween candy I remember my dad playing an old spooky cassette tape int he car while we drove down a dark dirt road through the woods. Those experiences will be with me for as long as my memory can hold them. Every single possession I own may be gone but those memories, those life experiences will stay with me. That’s why this list of 28 unique life experience gifts you can give instead of buying stuff is so important.
Ok, as a stay at home mom and a wife…and an extrovert, I have been pretty open about my need to have nights away from the house. Years ago, when we were terrible with managing our money, we made so many excuses why we couldn’t afford fitting a night out into our budget. When we would finally cave, we would just charge our night out on our credit card! Well, I’m here to help you avoid the same mistakes we made. No credit cards, no excuses. Here are 7 totally stress free ways to pay for a night out without working more!
I am a big fan of decluttering and I will never regret our decision to downsize our house. One area that not many people talk about, but really should be addressed is how to downsize your life from negative people. The people we surround ourselves with have a way of either lifting us up or dragging us down. Just like actual clutter, negative people can make us feel depressed, smothered and anxious. Rather than continue this cycle, and keep yourself feeling stuck, let’s discuss how to downsize your life from negative people.
You can do a lot with a year. Or you can totally waste it. The choice is up to you. As we enter a new year, however, I have decided to make a list to go with each new day. Try new things. Declutter. Simplify. See what works, and ditch what doesn’t. I hope you can take some inspiration from these 365 ways to live a better life in 365 days ideas. Got any extra ones? Feel free to share in the comments!