Yesterday, I posted a list of 10 Things to Eliminate from Your Life Today. Today, I thought I’d share some things to make sure are part of your life for finding some semblance of happiness and sanity.

  1. Exercise – You don’t have to win an ironman, just start moving more.
  2. Time just for you – it doesn’t have to be extravagant, but setting aside even just 10 minutes with no distractions that is all for you to do what you please with no one else demanding anything of you, take it. Everyday.
  3. A hobby – if you don’t already have something that you love to do and is your way to escape, find something. And make sure you make time to do it.
  4. Good friends – no you don’t have to go out and make new ones. But connect with the ones you have. Put a smile on their face. Pick up the phone and say hello and that you are thinking of them. Keep them in your life to add value to theirs and yours.
  5. Risk-taking – be bold, take a chance, let go of your fear of failure and try something new!
  6. Experiences/travel – doesn’t have to be exotic. it could just be a daytrip to the next town over. Get out more and discover new to you things. Broaden your horizons.
  7. Positivity – keep a smile on your face, look on the bright side, appreciate what you have instead of what you don’t. Adding a positive perspective to your life will change you at the core quickly and you won’t ever want to go back to being negative.
  8. Organization – both your time and surroundings need to be organized in a way that suits you in order to be productive and reduce stress.
  9. A budget – if you don’t have one, get one and stick to it!
  10. Sleep – go to bed earlier. I struggle with this so much even though I know that when I get more sleep, I am happier, more relaxed, more focused and able to take on all the other things that add fulfillment to my life.