3 Things To Say YES To This Year!

yes-2076813__340As we close out the month of May and begin the sixth month of the year maybe it is time to look back and see what you have accomplished so far this year.  Have you given yourself enough “you” time?  Enough time doing the things that are important to you and that you enjoy and give you peace and contentment?  Have you said yes enough times this year to things that might have been hard to decide to do but were fun once you got there?  I found this article recently with tips for getting out of your slump and negativity and starting to say yes to fun instead of no.  Why not take the rest of this year to see if you can say yes more often and get more enjoyment out of life.  Sometimes we have to stop working for a while and start living!

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As we struggle through our day-to-day routines, it can feel like we’re stuck in a wheel of negativity. Get out of this slump by saying yes more often. Read on for three things to say “yes!” to this year.

Social time. Your coworker asks you to go to an impromptu happy hour, your childhood friend invites you to a last-minute weekend girl’s getaway, or a mother of your child’s friend invites you in for tea when you had just planned to drop your kid and run. Many of us say no to social invites that our out of our normal routine and comfort zone. But by doing so, we’re closing ourselves off to new experiences and the brain boost that comes from face-to-face time. Say yes to more social invites and you may find your life feels fuller, and more fun.

stock-photo-happy-volunteer-family-putting-their-hands-together-on-a-sunny-day-279709709Giving time. Does your friend need help moving or organizing a charity walk? Say yes when they ask if you can pitch in. Giving back is a great way to boost your spirits, and donating your time is just as valuable as making monetary contributions. The next time you hear of an opportunity to give back, answer with a big fat yes.

Travel time. Leaving the comfort of our own home expands our view of the world and makes us feel more fulfilled. The next time you’re invited on an outing, say yes, and then figure out how you can afford it. Can you sell some of the used items beach-420173_960_720sitting in your basement? Rent out an extra bedroom in your home? Do some pet sitting? Cut back a few luxuries, like that weekly manicure or daily latte? If you commit, you will find a way to make it happen. Of course, it’s important to only commit to things in reason. A long weekend at the beach that may cost $500 is doable. A cruise to Europe that will set you back $3,000? Maybe not so much.

Remember it is always toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine and some yes time just for you!

 

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