1. A Coffee Chat
I cannot live without these! In this day where we are so connected to social media, it is important to get back to a great conversation with someone over a simple cup of coffee. Each week, I make a point to meet up with someone for an hour or so to chat. No phone, no distractions. Just coffee, just a chat. It’s an inspiring way to generate great ideas & feel connected on a human level.
Whether it’s a day trip to L.A. to visit a local flea-market, a stay-cation, or a flying to a new destination, traveling keeps me sane. With each destination, I gather new perspective in my life. Traveling helps me to take in new experiences, grow as a person, and share those experiences with others.
3. A clean closet
Each season I try to take ev-er-y-thing out of my closet, give it a good cleaning, and re-organize it. I categorize clothes by color, style, and season, pack some away in garment bags, donate some, then re-arrange the rest, so that I feel like I’ve minimized and decluttered. It feels great. I’d highly recommend it!
We have a local flower stand called La Belle Bloom on the corner in our Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego. I pick up seasonal flowers for a few dollars or so from her each week. Having fresh flowers always brightens up any room in our home and always makes everything just a little more whimsical. (They also make for very pretty pictures!)
5. A Compliment
Compliments to or from someone can go a really long way. When I receive them, it makes me feel amazing and want to pass that feeling on to other people. You never know what kind of day someone might be having and a compliment might just make their day. I’ve emailed, written, tweeted, even left a post-it, to offer someone a compliment. I usually find that if I focus on someone else and pass on a piece of happiness, it comes back to me in some way.