Do you feel your life needs an upgrade? But everything you come up with seems far too time-consuming or costly? Then let me tell you, small changes can already make a difference. And over time, they add up to marvelous results.
So here are some ideas to add a bit of luxe to your everyday life and boost your happiness.
5 Ways to Upgrade Your Life
- Upgrade tedious chores.
- Schedule ‘me time’.
- Rethink your social media feed.
- Savor the moment.
- Indulge in quality.
Upgrade Tedious Chores
Repetitive tasks can make us feel like we’re trapped in a hamster wheel. You know what I’m talking about. Doing the laundry, cleaning the dishes, sweeping the floor – no matter how often we complete those tasks, they always make it back onto our to-do lists. Getting help, of course, would be the perfect solution. But as this isn’t always feasible, an upgrade for those tiresome chores is needed. Making them as enjoyable as possible should be the goal. Here are a few ideas:
- Listen to your favorite podcast while doing the dishes.
- Practice some dance moves when sweeping the floor.
- ‘Beautify’ your cleaning supplies (use pretty spray bottles, add essential oils …).
Schedule ‘Me Time’
Too often, we put ourselves on the back burner. But having some time for yourself is probably the most effective way to upgrade your life. Day by day, we struggle to get everything done and try hard to keep everyone around us happy. However, if we don’t take care of ourselves, we inevitably run out of energy. This is why it’s so important to regularly plan in ‘me time’ – for a bit of pampering and everything else that brings you calm and joy, e.g.:
- Taking a relaxing hot bath.
- Reading a few pages of your favorite book.
- Catching up with a close friend.
Rethink Your Social Media Feed
Another way to upgrade our life is by enhancing our intellectual and emotional input. And our social media feed is a great place to start. I firmly believe we should only allow what brings us joy or helps us grow into our social feeds. Everything else is only a waste of time. Or worse, it brings us down. So choose sources for your feed that …
- inspire you and ignite your creativity;
- open up your horizons and support you in learning new things;
- make you smile.
Savor the Moment
Another compelling way to upgrade our life simply is to savor the moment. Why? Because there can be so much joy in every day if we only notice it. But most of the time, we’re too busy, too distracted. Just take meals as an example. How often do we eat in a rush, hardly noticing the smell and taste of the dish or feeling really satisfied? That’s why my philosophy is to always concentrate on what you do. Try to get distractions out of the way and savor the moment, for example:
- Savoring your meals (all of them!)
- Enjoying time spent with family and friends
- Really taking in new experiences, e.g., when traveling
Indulge in Quality
Upgrading, for me, is always closely linked to quality. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that this entire blog and my personal life are centered around quality over quantity. And whereas this principle works throughout all areas of life, it’s especially powerful when applied to anything indulgent.
The thing is, we often think we indulge, but we simply consume. Just take that bar of chocolate or bag of chips we’re munching on while watching Netflix as an example. However, I learned that quality brings so much more satisfaction and joy. That’s why I focus on enhancing the quality of all those little extras and indulging moments. Here are some examples:
- Choosing premium chocolate
- Preferring hand-brewed coffee
- Buying quality beauty products
And there you have it. These are 5 ways to upgrade your life. They don’t cost a fortune and only take up a little extra time. But believe me, you’ll notice the change. Maybe not instantly. But certainly over the long run.
Oh, and if all of the ideas don’t appeal to you, try this unrivaled secret weapon:
Buy yourself fresh flowers. As often as you can.
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And now, let me know how you upgrade your life. Share your best tips in the comments below!