Urban Casual & 5 Easy Ways to be Happier

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Hey everyone!

If you’ve ever had a conversation with me, you’d probably conclude that I’m not the most outdoorsy chick out there. In fact, I don’t think I’ve camped out anywhere farther than my backyard. Call me crazy, but I’m just not that into nature. It’s probably because I grew up in the suburbs and spent so much time in the city, so I don’t appreciate the great outdoors as much as other people do!

When I saw this shirt on Wildfox, I knew that it was made for me. You can order it online here. I’m wearing a large because I like t-shirts to fit a little baggier so I can tie them or tuck them into jeans.

Onto the good part…

I’ve been doing a lot of reinventing myself over these past few weeks and I feel like my mood has significantly changed (in a good way!). Some of the littlest life changes can make the biggest differences in your overall outlook.

  1. Surround yourself with people who care about your well-being. Sometimes it’s hard to tell when people are genuine and there are times when you may doubt someone’s intentions. I always urge you to go with your gut inclination. There is no feeling worse than being blindsided from someone you trust. If someone makes an effort to be in your life, keep him or her there. When you are in the company of people who love you and make you feel special, you will be happier.
  2. Stop stressing about the future. Each and every day on this earth is a privilege, not a guarantee. Why waste today’s potential worrying about tomorrow’s plans?
  3. Listen to music that reminds you of good times. I absolutely love music. For me, it reduces stress and is extremely calming. Unfortunately, I am horribly tone-deaf and can’t carry a tune to save my life, which increases my  appreciation for all of the incredible musicians in this world. My go-to feel good jam is Stacy’s Mom by Fountains of Wayne. My dad and I used to listen to it all the time when I was young and it was reintroduced into my playlist during my freshman year of college. Throughout the course of that year, I must have spent $30 playing it every night I went out on the music selection machine.
  4. Forgive & forget. You are bound to be disappointed in life, there’s just no way around it. We are humans, we make mistakes, we break hearts, we make people sad, we say the wrong things. But we also have compassion, we love unconditionally, we hurt when our loved ones hurt, we enjoy hugs and kisses. We have all been on the right side and we have all been on the wrong side. If you hold a grudge for too long, you’ll become bitter and spiteful. If someone is sincerely sorry for a mistake that they made, forgive them. You’ll be glad you did.
  5. Eat the damn donut. We’re all guilty of restricting ourselves from indulging in life’s simple pleasures. Whether the ‘donut’ I’m referring to is in its literal, chocolatey form, or more of a figurative idea, like going out on a weeknight or taking a risk, we need to start enjoying life more. I’ve never heard any successful man or women attribute their achievements to ‘playing it safe and building a life around an extremely structured schedule.’ So take that ponytail down, blast Stacy’s Mom too loud on your speaker and just let go.

Thanks for checkin’ in. Lots of love,

P

6 Comments

  1. Janet Kritek

    Hi Paige, Just read your latest blog and I’m sending it on to my 2 very good friends.  Sounds like great advice and it’s good for everyone.  Love the Wildfox shirt.Love you,Auntie XXX

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