Easy Steps to Spruce Up Your Life

If you’ve ever looked around your living room, or master bedroom or master bath and thought it could use a little sprucing up, you’re probably right. Even the lovely, gorgeous rooms need to be spruced up from time to time, because the same old, same old day in and day out gets a little boring for the occupants of that room. The same can be said of your life. You have the perfect job, the perfect family and the perfect life; it doesn’t need to be changed, but you should change it anyway. Sprucing up your life, even just a little, can make you happier and more excited about all that you have. Spruce up your life with these three simple tricks.

 Stop Apologizing

Why do so many people apologize when they’ve done nothing wrong? When you run over someone’s foot with your cart in the supermarket, by all means apologize! When someone runs right into you because they were too busy sending texts to watch where they were walking, don’t apologize; it wasn’t your fault. Apologizing when it is not warranted does nothing but trivialize you and your requests.

Read a Book Because You Want To

In school you were provided long lists of mandatory reading. At home, you download your favorite magazines and chick-lit to read. The next time you’re browsing the web to find a new book to download, skip your go-to reads and take a second look at that required reading list from way back in the day. Maybe reading “War and Peace” won’t be so bad, after all. If nothing else comes of it, at least you can say you’ve read a classic and feel that much worldlier because of it.

Say No

Your phone rings and you see your sister’s number on your screen. You know what she wants; you. The only time she calls is when she wants you to do something for her; spot her some cash because she’s short on her rent, to borrow the gorgeous new Manolos you scored for 75 percent off at Saks or to borrow your new car. You can’t ignore her forever, but you know she’s going to argue until she gets her way and you end up with a scratch on the side of your new ride or scuffs all over your gorgeous new shoes; and don’t even consider that you’ll ever see that cash again. Instead of ignoring your sister and having panic attacks every time your phone rings, tell her no. Sure, she may be angry at first, but she’ll get over it. Learning to say no will help you to live a life that’s simpler, happier and a lot less stressful.


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