Feel like you’ve been dealt a bad hand of cards lately? You’re not alone!
We’re all experiencing some pretty big blows right now — whether you can’t see or hug loved ones, had to cancel a special event, aren’t able to travel this summer … and on and on.
Yep, to say 2020 has been a rough one is a complete and total understatement.
Do you ever feel like some days you have so much energy you can take on the world and accomplish every single thing on your to-do list – with energy to spare? And other days … well, it’s an accomplishment if you manage to get something substantial done at all?
Blame it on the heat, the state of the world or just plain getting older, but sometimes we need an extra energy boost. And while a giant cup of coffee can give us a quick jolt, focusing on these three areas works much better…
We want to remind you of something important: The more you love yourself, the better life is!
Self-love isn’t all that complicated — it simply means being good to yourself. Treat yourself with as much love, patience, kindness, and respect as you do your best friends and loved ones.
It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through 2020 — what a surreal year it’s been. When the clock struck midnight officially kicking off the New Year, we here at Savvy Miss never could’ve predicted where this year would take us.
Can you relate?
If you’re like us, chances are the year has gone in a direction you never expected, and perhaps too, like many of us, you’ve been taken off course from how you had planned for 2020 to go.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. All-day long we make decisions: what to wear, what to eat, which work task to tackle first, when to exercise, what TV show to watch, etc.
You may not realize it, but making a decision takes quite a bit of mental energy — and too many decisions can lead to something called decision fatigue.
(This is why so often at the end of the day it takes forever to decide what you want to eat for dinner or watch on TV!)
The scenario may seem far-fetched, but that’s the beauty of the concept of “essentialism.” It’s all about focusing on the right things to get done and cutting out the filler.
Still skeptical? Just think about how many distractions — our phones, TV, social media — pull us away from what we really want to get accomplished.
You might feel productive because you did stuff all day, but lack feeling fulfilled because you didn’t do what truly mattered to move you toward a goal.
You’ve probably spent the last few months cooped up in your house, organizing your shoes, deep-cleaning your kitchen, and reading every novel on your bookshelf (or watching every episode of Ozark).
You’ve done all the “indoor stuff” you could muster, so it’s now time to pour yourself a chilled glass of rosé, and summer.
You’re wonderful and pretty close to perfection. But, of course, we’re all human and from time to time, even our close-to-perfect selves make mistakes.
While it’s easy to tell other people, “mistakes happen — don’t worry about it!” we’re often really hard on ourselves.
How you handle mistakes can have a huge impact on your happiness. So how can you change the way you see your mistakes? Follow these three simple steps:
Things in the world aren’t top-notch right now, we won’t deny it. But even when things are less than ideal, it’s still important to do what you can to feel good.
You may not feel like you have a lot to smile or laugh about right now, but a few minutes of giggles could be just the stress reliever you need. 🙂