Making an Extraordinary Day!

Let’s face it, as Parents and Grandparents we often seek out the best ways possible to encourage our children to be the best that they can be. Of course it is really difficult to do this when we struggle with it so much ourselves.  The culture we live in doesn’t promote self-esteem so much as it does vanity.  Sometimes we get lost in the grind of an ordinary day and forget all of the good things that can happen.  In fact, there are days out there that seriously make me question why did I even get out of bed, so I turn to scripture for a quick dose of reassurance.
I also encourage my children to seek the same reassurance.
The message of God can offer much reassurance in just few words.  But, occasionally I run across an article that also inspires and encourages me to make the best of each day.  I loved this and wanted to share it with you.
I hope you can turn “just another day” into an “extraordinary day!”
 

64 Ways To Turn An Ordinary Day Into An Extraordinary One

  1. Smile at yourself in the mirror when brushing your teeth
  2. Wear an outfit that makes you feel good about yourself
  3. Read some passages from an inspirational or spiritual book
  4. Sit quietly and take some deep breaths
  5. Think of your day as an adventure
  6. Give your children hugs
  7. Eat a healthy breakfast
  8. Listen to music
  9. Go for a walk in nature
  10. Sing a song that you love
  11. Select a mantra to repeat throughout the day
  12. Break some rules
  13. Smile at strangers
  14. Offer your seat to someone if taking public transportation
  15. Say ‘good morning ‘ to people you pass in the hall at work
  16. Think of everything that happens as a learning experience
  17.  Have patience
  18. Forgive yourself
  19.  Practice being non-judgmental
  20. Be agreeable rather than argumentative
  21. Stay calm under pressure
  22. Have faith that things will unfold perfectly
  23. Take time to ask someone how they’re doing…and mean it
  24. Listen rather than talk
  25. Practice compassion
  26. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables
  27. Learn something new
  28. Mix up your daily routine
  29. Check in with a friend to see how she’s doing
  30. Work at creating great relationships
  31. Don’t lash out at others
  32. Slow down when feeling rushed
  33. Take care of yourself
  34. Look at the bright side when things don’t go as planned
  35. Be playful
  36. Focus on the stuff that matters
  37. Put out positive energy so that you can attract it
  38. Do one thing at a time rather than multi-tasking
  39. Have fun
  40. Laugh
  41. Be silly
  42. Limit the amount of information you take in
  43. Take a time out from e-mails
  44. Do something you love
  45. Turn on music and dance
  46. Get out of your comfort zone
  47. Turn off your phone in public places (and while driving)
  48. Let drivers in a hurry pass you
  49. Give the pedestrian the right of way
  50. Buy fresh flowers
  51. Be inspired by someone
  52. Prepare a homemade snack for your kids
  53. Speak out when you see an injustice taking place
  54. Pick up litter
  55. Live your life as if it was your last day
  56. Say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’
  57. Help a colleague who is overloaded with work
  58. Adopt the attitude of ‘it’s not what you do’ but ‘how you do it’
  59. Pause before saying something impulsive
  60. Trash your ‘to do’ list
  61. Volunteer for a cause you believe in
  62. Embrace chaos
  63. Practice humility    
 

One thought on “Making an Extraordinary Day!

  1. I do not agree with every single item on the list; however, it has given me food for thought. The one thing that I find invaluable in your post is this sentence: “The culture we live in doesn't promote self-esteem so much as it does vanity.”

    Wow. I could cogitate on that for some time and will certainly give it food for thought where my grandsons are concerned. Thanks, Jen!

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