How exactly do they do it? There’s a trick to it, and if you practice these things too, you’ll finally know what it feels like to enjoy life instead of stress your way through it.
1. Be Grateful
Take time in the mornings before another hectic day really begins and be thankful for a little quiet time. You’re the only one up yet, and it’s just you and that pot of coffee. Ahh, that really is something to be grateful for.
Taking a few minutes a day to get in a good cardio session can really make you feel better. Working out may be the last thing you want to do, but you’ll be so happy you did it once you’ve finished.
3. Get Enough Sleep
Never underestimate the good a night of 8 hours (or more) of sleep can do. It’ll do wonders for improving your mood, making each day a little easier to get through.
4. Take Time For You
Take time to read, take a bath, do whatever it is that you enjoy. Taking a few moments to just be by yourself, doing something that you love will make everything else a lot more bearable. Just keep in mind— you can always take some time for yourself before you can return to the tough things.
5. Enjoy Your Surroundings
Whether it’s making sure you’ve decorated your office or taking some time to go outside, you need to make sure you enjoy the things around you. If you feel happy and comfortable in your work and home environment, you’d be amazed at what you can accomplish.
Set an alarm each night and promise yourself that when it goes off, you’ll tune out from the rest of the world. No cell phone, no computer. Just you and a little me time, at least until morning. It’ll do wonders for your stress levels, promoting sleep and more because it’s important to know when enough is enough. Some things really can wait until tomorrow.
7. They meditate
Take 15 minutes to sit in stillness with your eyes closed before you start the day. You might have to crank the alarm clock back a notch to squeeze this in your schedule, but research says you’ll see a noticeable change in your stress level and mood after just one week of regular meditation.
8. Sometimes, They Put Themselves First
If you meet your BFF for lunch and spend the entire time talking about how stressed and exhausted you are, she’s going to leave feeling frazzled, too. Take some time to yourself–even if it’s only half an hour to get a mani or read a book–to recharge when you’re feeling off-kilter. Your friends and family won’t mind–in fact, they’ll thank you.