If it’s true that we’re here to discover and explore the story of who we are and not just to get through the day merely for survival, why not put a few everyday tools into action that will enhance your experience of joy?
Living with more joy may be easier than you think. Here are a few ways to turn the everyday ordinary into extraordinary:
1. Add the Fruit.
Especially during summer months, a slice of watermelon or your favorite fruit turns an ordinary glass of water into a flavorful, colorful hydrating experience.
2. Live Green.
Fresh herbs are everywhere this time of year. Put them to good use by adding them to your next dish — and don’t be afraid to experiment, mix it up and enjoy the extra flavorful boost to fruits, veggies and everything!
3. Go Off the Beaten Path.
Dare yourself to have a small adventure. Discovering new people, places and things is one of life’s most generous gifts. Even just by wandering, you’ll experience yourself anew.
4. Break Out the Good Stuff.
Use the special dishes, savor that special bottle of wine or saved-up item, just because. There’s nothing to regret, only great moments 2Be enjoyed.
5. Take 5 to Thrive.
No list about enhancing the everyday through seemingly menial tasks would be complete without encouraging you to Take 5. I’ve called it “the mother of all self-care strategies,” and here’s how you can enrich and enhance your beauty from within:
Give yourself and your skin, just five minutes of attention. Exfoliate or linger. And most definitely lotion up thoroughly — the power of touch will help make today your day.
Photo above shot by Eu2Be founder Charla Jones on her visit to Ugo Rondinone’s (joyful!) Seven Magic Mountains art installation in Las Vegas.