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7 Everyday Hacks to Feel Your Best

I found this in my Instagram feed this morning: 7 Everyday Hacks We’ve Been Using to Feel Our Best. It is a post by The Every Girl and I loved it. It got me thinking about what I have been doing to feel my best.


  1. Make my bed. It is the one of the first things I do every morning. It gives me a sense of accomplishment that is needed to start the day off right.
  2. Eat a healthy diet. The husband and I have been eating a diet of mostly fruits and vegetables for the last year. We have lost weight and suffer from fewer aches and pains. I have shinier hair, stronger nails, and sleep better.
  3. Burn candles. It sounds simple, but smelling something fragrant that makes you feel happy can be uplifting. I work from home so it is easy to have a candle burning for a few hours in the afternoon. It leaves the house smelling great and puts me in a great mood.
  4. Listening to records. The husband and I invested in a little record player a couple of years ago. (You can read the post here: Upgrade Your Decor | Stylish Record Players.) Since then we frequent used record stores to find classics to which we can sing-along. This weekend we played a couple of our Electric Light Orchestra albums. They always make us smile.
  5. Reading instead of watching television. Don’t get me wrong, I still watch television. I have taken advantage of our local library and an app called Libby. It allows me to connect my library membership with the e-library. I can easily download books and audio books. And it is all free. I have linked the app with my phone for audio books on the go and my laptop. I turn the screen to tablet mode and read it like it is a tablet. A very large tablet. (Read the post: Audio Books: What I am listening to now + what I am going to listen to next)
  6. Going for walks. I have a neighbor that enjoys walking just as much as I do. We set out most evenings for a mile or two. It is lovely to chat about our days, take in some fresh air, and burn a few calories.
  7. Stopping my work day at a set time every day. I have worked from home for nearly 2 years. I have found that I can get wrapped up in a project and work the entire day away. It doesn’t leave me feeling happy. Instead, I have started closing my computer at a set time each day. Then I clean up my desk so I can use the space for working on my leisurely tasks, such as the blog!

What have you been doing lately to help you feel your best?