4 Ways To Make Life Easier

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I can be stubborn, very stubborn (thanks mum for giving me that trait). If I get it in my mind that I want to do something a certain way and someone tells me to do things differently because they think it's easier or faster or just better....well let's just say arguments occur. People in my family often say to me "I'm sure there's an easier way" and as much as that phrase is a pain in my ass, I have found that it's usually true. If you're open enough to try new techniques and change up your habits then there are ways to make your life easier. It's not about not putting in the hard work or taking the cheat's way out- it's about actively choosing to make positive changes and taking the routes that make your life as un-complicated and un-stressful as possible.


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Start doing daily affirmations and manifesting. 
If you're completely new to what manifesting is, there's basically a bunch of research out there that proves that what you say and think manifests itself into the life you lead. In other words, what you believe, what you say to yourself throughout the day and your thoughts whether they're positive or negative very much influences what happens in your life. This isn't a 'be positive and life will turn out great' speech but you really do attract what you put out so be mindful of that. Some really common negative things that people often accidentally manifest into their lives regularly are things such as getting ill, not succeeding at things and not having enough money. Watch out for these kinds of recurring thoughts:

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"I always get sick so easily"

"I'm hopeless at  ____"

"I'm always broke"



Constantly saying these thoughts or similar ones whether it's just to yourself or aloud manifests and attracts those same circumstances to reoccur. So even if you feel stupid doing this at first and don't believe in it, when you notice yourself thinking or saying a negative thought or a thought confirming something you don't want, try and change that thought to a polar opposite affirmation that you can repeat. For example, if you find you're always thinking that you're broke, start saying to yourself daily something along the lines of "I make an abundance of money regularly from multiple sources." No bad can come of making these changes but they can make your life a whole lot easier.

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Make lists. 
Lists are life savers and life savers are lists. Get in the habit of making daily 'To do' lists and make them in order of importance, putting your most important tasks first. Lists make hard days more manageable and daunting tasks seem doable. Whenever you're feeling overwhelmed, make a list- they can un-complicate just about anything. 

Don't make room for guilt. 
Guilt is exhausting. You can basically feel guilty over just about anything if you justify it enough and I think guilt is one of the lowest feelings in the world. If you chose not to go out with friends for example, don't sit at home wasting energy by feeling guilty about it. You didn't go, the world won't end. Same goes for food, I loathe hate that guilt is often associated with food. Linking an emotion as strong as guilt with the food you eat is so counter productive and it can lead to a really unhealthy relationship with food. When you're eating, don't even think about the 'G' word, that has no place anywhere near your plate. Dropping guilt where it's not needed is a simple change that can make life so so much easier.

Realise that happiness is a mood, not a destination. 
Rather than feeling sad or deflated because you're not happy (in life, work, your relationships or in general at any given moment) realise that happiness is a mood and not a destination. Think of happiness as something that moves in waves, it comes and goes from your life so it's completely normal to not feel happy 24/7. Since I started thinking of happiness this way my life has become a whole lot easier because now when I am happy I can really enjoy the feeling and then when I'm not I fully realise that's normal and the wave has passed but it'll come back around soon enough. (PS, I completely got this quote about happiness from an episode of One Tree Hill, no shame. God I love that show)



Do you have any tips for making life easier?

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53 comments:

  1. Loved this! I regularly start my day with affirmations, it makes my mood so much brighter :). I also think some days, happiness is definitely a choice! xx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. That's a really good point Natalie, two people can react to the exact same thing in two completely different ways.

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  2. These are all great tips! I've been really needing to work on being more positive, so thank you for sharing these ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Hopefully these tips work for you Amy :)

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  3. So many great tips! I really love the last one - nobody will ever 'reach' happiness but we can always feel it if we want too!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. Thanks Sarah, that's how I feel as well. Sometimes you just gotta realise that it isn't realistic to be happy all the time.

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  4. Great tips lovely! I agree, lists are life savers and they make my life easier, I can sort my priorities and tasks every day.

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. I feel the same way, I can't live without my lists!

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  5. I really love this! I've recently been reading The Secret (something that for a long time I associated with wishy washy bs) and so I totally agree with your first point - it really can't hurt and it might actually make things better - and it's really helped me feel more grateful for things and to dissociate from bad moods/days much easier (rather than letting them linger on for days). Lists are also my go-to - sometimes you just need to get your thoughts down on paper instead of trying to keep them all in your head!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

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    1. That's how a lot of people are at first but I think it's all about reading into things and finding out more at a time in your life when you're ready, you know? You can't force someone to manifest etc if they're just not into it!

      I love lists for that reason as well Josie, it's actually really comforting to see your thoughts all on paper in list form.

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  6. ¡Qué outfit tan ideal, me encanta!
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  7. Ahhh, saying I can in morning makes my mood better

    www.extraodiary.com

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  8. Ugh I agree with this on so many levels. First, I need to start doing affirmations and things-- I can default to being such a negative thinker especially when tired. Also, amen to what you said about guilt and food. I think so many women can relate to that and I definitely can! Guilt is so exhausting and painful and all consuming. It's feels so much better to just leave it behind. As for lists- heck yes! I spent several hours yesterday making lists and plans for my crazy upcoming week... I feel so organized now!
    Julia || Julia in Bluhm

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    1. Oh god when I'm tired I'm the worst in terms of negative thoughts, it's like I'm too tired to even try to think positively which is why I'm trying to make it more of an automatic thing. Sounds like you're being seriously prepared as well with your list, good on you! :)

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  9. aw what wonderful tips to being more positive, lovely post x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

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  10. I've never really watched One Tree Hill but I totally agree with that sentiment. It took me a while to figure that out as well, but the same as when people say "this too shall pass" when you're going through a rough time, the good times pass as well, which is a bit depressing to realise, but really being happy 24/7 is not an attainable thing. No one's life is great all the time and the sooner we realise that life is always going to be a series of ups and downs, the easier it will be to deal with. It makes me more appreciative of things when they are good because you can't take anything for granted in life and I think it's really important to keep that in mind.

    littlehenrylee.net

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    1. Would recommend One Tree Hill for sure, the first few seasons are a little 'teeny' but then it progresses so much and by the end you feel so connected to the characters- it's a really good chance if you give it a go :)

      It's true that it's a little depressing to think that you can't be happy all the time but as you said, it does make things easier in the long run because it at least stops you from having unrealistic expectations.

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  11. Love this post! Especially the part about happiness being a mood rather than a destination. None of us can be happy all of the time, we're all going to have good and bad days. Also agree with you about food being connected to guilt. Nobody or nothing will ever make me feel guilty for eating any form of food. Also I love your pictures, your coat is gorgeous

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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    1. Thanks Lauren and honestly your views on food are so so refreshing! I absolutely love that you don't at all associate guilt with food :)

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  12. I completely get the manifesting vibe but you do have to be careful what you wish for!!! x

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. True, that's why I find positive affirmations so helpful :)

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  13. I need to get back to doing daily affirmations, they really do make such a difference and help make me feel lighter. Thank you for these wonderful tips! xx

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

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    1. That sounds really great Diana, I hope you do get back to doing those daily affirmations :)

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  14. I've been trying to get better with manifesting! It really does work though
    Our brains are used to seeing the negative all the time and sometimes it's just good to rework it all into positives ☺

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    1. Oh for sure, that way your brain isn't used to the negative at all and it's just expecting the best to happen :)

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  15. I totally agree with the no guilt for any food. I went to an ayurvedic course once and the number one thing they said that made all the difference to your good health was to truly enjoy your food ie no guilt.
    I love to use affirmations, I believe they work and at the very least get you to focus on what you want and focusing on what you want in your life instead of perceived negatives is always a bonus.
    Also, love that coat :)

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    1. That sounds like a brilliant way to look at things and I think I'm going to start thinking that way about food as well, just focus on how much I enjoy what I'm eating!

      I've been trying to do daily affirmations as well and I've found as you said they're a great way to take your attention off what you don't want rather than giving that all the power.

      Thanks Phoebe, I'm glad you like my coat as well! :)
      x

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  16. Thank you for sharing these great tips! I am a big 'list-maker', and I usually make them on paper as crossing things off is so satisfying!
    Love that quote from 'One Tree Hill' and I also love your outfit - that camel coat is gorgeous!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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    1. Thanks so much Julia, glad to hear from another person who loves using lists!

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  17. OH yes, i'm all about making the lists! I love your point about happiness being a mood and not a destination - so true!!

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Thanks Gabrielle, for me remembering that quote makes things so much easier.

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  18. Such a positive post! I love writing these things down in my notes app and looking back at them throughout the day. Perfect coat too!

    Amy - http://amyevans.blog

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    1. I'm a massive fan of the notes app too! I use it for pretty much everything. Thanks Amy :)

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  19. Amen for lists. Whenever I am feeling down I like to put together a to do list that keeps me motivated and I feel as though I have accomplished something =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

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  20. I am trying hard with manifestation but it takes commitment, I should dedicate more time to eat it. I love to make lists and I really want to enjoy food with no guilt. Great post x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you, manifesting does take some time and commitment but I do think it's worth it :)

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  21. Thanks for this super cool and super supportive post!;-)<3
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  22. Positive thinking is definitely very important. I'm kinda of a list girl and can't imagine sailing through my life without them.
    Thank you for these amazing tips.

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. I'm the same way Michelle, don't know how I ever got on without lists!

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  23. What a lovely post, these are some really important points which sometimes we don't do so well...

    Lauren x Huggled

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  24. Love the layout of your post! and really love these tips - will definitely be implementing starting my days with affirmation! Such a positive way to start the day!
    Thanks for the tips!

    http://www.seeweardo.co.uk/

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    1. Ah thanks Jessica! It sounds so nerdy but my god I live for positive comments on my layout, haha. I hope you do try those affirmations :)

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  25. I love this advice! I'm definitely going to start doing these from now on :D also love your outfit in this post too :D

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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  26. Great tips! I especially love the last one, I definitely need to remind myslef of that one xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  27. I've really been trying to keep a positive attitude when life is getting me down! Your tips are great and I will be keeping them in mind next time I'm confronting the battle that is life!

    BLUSH & NOISE

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    1. Ah that's so great Abigail, I've really been trying to keep a positive attitude when I'm struggling lately as well :)

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