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. Give thanks for being alive before getting out of bed

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