The easiest, simplest, happiest ways to live more in the now

Here's a stack of simple ideas to help you take back your day and revel in the sweetness of now.

  • Go for an unhurried + scenic bike ride
  • Organise a spur-of-the-moment picnic
  • Give someone a bear hug
  • Reach out to an old friend
  • Make time for fun + play
  • Focus enthusiastically on whatever it is you are doing
  • Take responsibility for every decision, big + small
  • Tell someone how much you adore them
  • Embrace this moment no matter what’s happening around you
  • Sit + just be
  • Appreciate nature: the landscape, colours, trees, flowers, earth + sky
  • Be in a state of patient observation
  • Inhale deeply + exhale slowly
  • Sit in the sunshine for a while
  • Count your blessings, meditate, or pray
  • Practice what you find yourself preaching
  • Do one thing that you’ve been putting off
  • Say yes to every opportunity that comes your way
  • Shut up + listen with the intent to understand
  • Think openly + positively
  • Write a love letter, to yourself
  • Compliment that person you see in the mirror
  • Right a wrong
  • Do all small deeds with great love
  • Take pleasure in your meal, in every delightful bite
  • Indulge in a long warm lavender bath
  • Take a different way home
  • Take a risk
  • Laugh out loud
  • Do one thing that scares the crap out of you
  • Ask an elder to tell you about their life
  • Engage in conversation with a stranger
  • Give yourself one piece of advice + follow it
  • Smile more, it's catchy
  • Create little miracles + adventures

This day, this time, we call NOW is your life. Make it count!

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