Making small changes in my life amounted to a huge improvement over time. Below is a list of small things I do every day which overtime, improved my life. You can do it too! A few of the tips may seem too simple to make any difference at all, but I guarantee that over time, it will create a compounded effect that will transform not only your life but also the way you feel. The list might seem a bit long and too much to do all at once, so simply start with just one until you form the habit of doing it daily, then gradually add on another then another. Here is 18 Small Ways to Improve Your Life.

1. Make your bed to immediately make your room look more put together.

2. Drink water first, then coffee or tea.

3. Pray or meditate, even just for 10 minutes, to set the tone for your day

4. Read a few pages of a book or browse an article for a few minutes.

5. Wear something you feel great in.

6. Listen to music or something uplifting while doing your daily activities like commuting, cleaning, cooking or exercising.

7. Smile at at least two people.

8. Smile at yourself.

9. Call or message someone you love.

10. Eat food that makes you feel radiant.

11. Make lists of things you need to accomplish for the day.

12. Stretch for 10 minutes.

13. Carry water with you (always always always).

14. Shut off your phone for an hour and have some ME time.

15. Take a hot shower or bath at the end of a stressful day.

16. Try to make plans to spend time with someone at least once a week.

17. Think about 3 things you are grateful for at the end of each day.

18. Do something calming, relaxing, and non-electronic 30 minutes before you sleep (I recommend reading from a book).

What are your thoughts on these? If you already do some, how has it changed your life?

Smile! Life is better when you’re laughing!

22 Replies to “18 Small Ways to Improve Your Life”

  1. Excellent post hun! I agree with all of them and practice many on a regular. I think the smiling more often one is so incredibly important. It can do so much for a person’s day if you simply greet with a friendly smile. Also, disconnecting from phone-mageddon is also crucial to improve your overall quality of life. We almost have to remind ourselves to remember the life we once viewed as normal when face to face interaction took the lead and technology was so much further down the list. Completely agree. Great post. 🙂

    1. So true… Smiling is powerful and contagious.
      Oh men, I really need to practice disconnecting from my phone more often. I do it for a while and then I get sucked back in. It’s a working progress.
      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts hun:)

  2. It seems the book compound effect is having quite an impact on you babe. I totally agree with this post, it’s truly the little things that makes the biggest difference. Lists are so important. Very helpful post.

  3. This is a great list, Candace!! It would definitely take a little bit of time to make the whole list a part of a daily routine, but nothing that is worthwhile seems to happen quickly anyway. 🙂 Many of the things on your list are actually things that I do every day, as well. I’m working on adding a few more to my daily routine. Now that summer is quickly approaching, Florida has been brutally hot and humid lately. Since my job requires me to be outside in the heat and to be active constantly, I am especially focused on proper nutrition and hydration right now. I have noticed over the past 2 weeks, that I have a lot more energy and just feel better, overall, now that I am drinking more water and am making healthier food choices every day. Life can be so busy and so fast-paced that people forget to make sure they take some time for themselves every day. Doing a few simple things for yourself every day will absolutely improve your life and make you a happier person. Great post, as always!! 😀

    1. Oh my… I saw a tropical storm heading that way as well.

      It’s good to hear that you’re noticing the benefits of it, that’ll encourage you to keep doing it. There are days when i get so busy I forget to eat well and drink enough water. And yep, those are the days I end up feeling the worst physically.

      Thanks for sharing that Danny 🙂

      1. That difference in how you feel is the best motivation to stay on track for sure.

        Thankfully, Tropical Storm Alberto stayed to the west of here. We had some heavy rain, but it has been raining here nearly every day for 2 weeks anyway, so nothing really changed. haha I do have a feeling this is going to be an active hurricane season though.

    1. I agree they don’t often happen simultaneously.
      Girl, I’m still trying to get disciplined enough to shut off electronics for long periods.
      I wonder if I can do a couple hours or maybe even a day. I’ll put it to the test.
      Thanks for reading and sharing your story 🙂

  4. Awesome post, love your vibe. I’ve been searching for like minded individuals in hopes of linking up for the purpose of cross promotion & motivation. I’d love to chat with you!!

  5. This is a great list. I have been doing a few from these, will sure adopt a few more. I start my day by writing about ten things I am grateful for. I also listen to audio books and motivational videos while cooking or driving, and this has made impactful changes in my life.I plan to write about it soon. Oh and my breakfasts of late have been super healthy and nutritious. I remember you writing about the habit of journaling, and that’s something I’m working on. It’s always nice to come across such inspiring articles that are so simple to adapt. Thank you for listing these Candace. I truly loved this 🙂

    1. Aww.. you’re welcome 🙂
      I love the idea of starting your day with listing things you’re grateful for.
      Andy has been encouraging me to listen to more motivational audios, so I’m trying to do more of that. It does make a huge difference. I don’t know what it is, but it’s so uplifting to listen to something good each day. I enjoy listening to Jim Rohn (and others).
      Thanks for sharing your valuable insights Ji 🙂

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