Try not to think of my tips as definitive, but more advisory. I honestly do try my best to actually do these things myself, so I am not coming to you lightly when I say that these things work, however I am also not going to lie you and so therefore must admit that sometimes (regardless of how well I manage my time) that I just cannot always fit everything in all of the time.
However, these things are hugely beneficial and are genuinely part of my personal wellbeing regimen, and even if you can only adopt one or two of them, I guarantee that you'll notice a difference to the quality of your life as well.
- Get up early - before 6am.
- Stack the dishwasher or wash the dishes as you use them.
- Don't leave all of your laundry to the weekend, do a load every other day.
- If it will only take 10 minutes to do, then do it immediately.
- Turn off your phone and electronic devices by 9.30pm.
- Clean out your wardrobe every 6 months and donate to charity shops.
- Have a household budget that you stick to and have a seperate savings account for special events, holidays or incidentals.
- Listen to people closely so that you don't need do-overs.
- Leave work at work, your free time is yours.
- Eat breakfast.
- Don't smoke.
- Don't binge drink.
- Take off your make-up and brush and floss your teeth every night before bed - no matter what!
- Learn how to dry body brush and do it twice a week.
- Drink more water.
- Go for a 30 minute (or longer) walk every day.
- Meditate (or at least tune out completely) for 20 minutes a day.
- Take up a daily yoga class on Youtube (it's free and you can do it in your PJ's at 6am!).
- Get a professional massage at least twice a year.
- Take a daily probiotic.
- Pet and play with your cat or dog everyday.
- Read for at least 15 minutes a day - even if it's just a magazine.
- Meet up with friends for dinner and/or a movie once a fortnight.
- Keep a personal journal - you'll be astonished by how much you'll learn about yourself over 12 months.
- Cook your own meals.
- Plant a vegetable garden and eat your own produce.
- Listen to music and make playlists of your favourite songs.
- Find your signature scent and only wear it on the weekends.
- Laugh - at the world and at yourself, don't take anything too seriously.
- Plan regular escapes from your everyday routines - these don't need to be big or extravagant.
- Call your parents regularly.
- Have integrity, stay good to your word and be reliable.
- Listen to Podcasts and audiobooks when you're on the go.
- Incorporate hugge into your home.
- Learn to accept your body and who you are.
- Be thankful, your life is terrific and being grateful will keep you smiling and on your A game.
Release Date: 2010
Running Time: 92 mins
This movie really surprised me, I wasn't expecting anything from it, and then it came out of left field and proved to be a funny, intelligent and enjoyable watch. The screenplay was partially inspired by the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and was met with mostly positive reviews upon its release.
Olive (Emma Stone) is a tame teenager with a good reputation, however, she succumbs to peer pressure when she is asked about her weekend by a popular and outgoing friend. Olive feels the need to embellish the truth and pretend that she lost her virginity. Soon rumors are spreading around the school like wildfire that Olive is promiscuous, so Olive decides to use the school's rumor mill to her advantage.
This is easy to watch and entertaining, Emma Stone has a genuine likability that translates so well on screen and she is fabulous as the gutsy and clever teen Olive. Hardly a revelation, but Easy A is a worthy use of an hour and half of your time.
FINAL SAY: The rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated.
3 Chilli Peppers