10 Simple Habits That Will Give Life That Peaceful, Easy Feeling

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3. Stay Hydrated

Your brain cannot work well and your body does not handle stress, (among other things), well when you do not get enough water. We are talking water here. Not coffee, not sports drinks, not energy drinks, but good old fashioned water. When you feel good, life seems a whole lot easier.


4. Do Things the Night Before

This is one of the most talked about, but often dismissed, tricks of the trade. Of course, life is full of unexpected twists but you can at least have the everyday, normal things in life taken care of so much easier if you get things done the night before. This prevents you from rushing in to work late, getting your kids to school late, and a host of other problems. If your lunch is ready the night before, your clothes chosen and ironed (if need be) or picked up from the dry cleaners, if your briefcase and keys are sitting by the front door, the alarm clock has been set, you are 90 percent ready for the next day and it hasn’t yet begun! How good would it feel to stroll into work, coffee in hand, completely calm and 10 minutes early?


5. Cut the Clutter

We aren’t talking about hoarders here, but the truth remains that many of us hold on to far too much junk in our lives. Most of it is junk that we have no need for but, for one reason or another, we simply can’t let it go. Clutter only fills your life, and space, with something to clean, move, take care of and dust. One woman we know calls these things “dustables”. You don’t have to go crazy and spend the whole weekend cleaning things out, take it one step at a time. Look at one table or one closet and take a cold, hard look at each item and put it in boxes marked trash or donate.


6. Make Meal Planning a Habit

This sounds like a time consuming chore, right? Relax.It’s not nearly as bad as you think. Planning out meals for a week (or two) will not only save you money at the store but you will buy only what you need for the week. This will save you both time and money! There are tons of recipes that use crockpots or other ideas (such as cooking twice the normal amount and freezing half for later). It actually only takes about an hour to plan out meals for a week. Imagine how nice it would be to go home, already knowing what you are going to make and that it is almost finished by the time you pull up into the driveway. How much would that be worth to you?

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