In life, we get so busy trying to hit our goals and achieve success, that we forget to live in the present and enjoy the moment. In order to be happy and live your best life, you don’t need a million dollars or a new Chanel bag. Often times you just need to take the first step and put one foot in front of the other to feel accomplished like you are progressing.
Here are seven easy steps you can start today, to start living your best BOSSIEST life!
1. Stop Procrastinating
Take one step towards the thing you have been dreaming about! Buy that domain name for $9.99. Spend 30 minutes applying for that job. Write that thank you note. Go to the gym. Whatever it is you have been putting off, take one action step towards it today.
2. Add Affirmations to your Daily Routine!
There is so much power in the words “I AM”. Every morning I tell myself “I AM” three things. Everyday it’s something different. Today...
- I AM Intelligent
- I AM Unstoppable
- I AM Powerful!
3. Power Pose (like Beyonce)
Go to a mirror. Stand in front of it with your hands on your hips for 30 seconds! *Bonus* Repeat your three affirmations in this pose. (It feels silly, but I promise you will feels so damn good afterwards) Just like Bey standing with your hands on your hips can boost your confidence. “Research shows that standing tall with your chest out and hands on your hips can make you feel bolder. In fact, in a Ted Talk social psychologist Amy Cuddy noted that holding this pose for just two minutes can boost your levels of testosterone and lower your levels cortisol, and that these hormonal change can configure your brain to be assertive, confident and comfortable.”
4. Do Something Nice for Someone less fortunate
Buy a homeless person a meal, donate all those clothes your closet you haven’t worn in years. There’s something about giving that just lifts your spirits. Let’s be honest, if you’re reading this blog (you have access to a computer and wifi) so that in itself is a privilege.
5. Be Grateful!
This one is huge! We all want more. We all want better. But stop today and write down three things you are grateful for. And tomorrow write three more. If you do this everyday for a week, you will have 21 things you are grateful for and will be on your way to appreciating and living your happiest (and bossiest) life.
6. Forgive her/him
The person in your life, that has controlled your thoughts for far too long, forgive them! It will add years to your life. Key word, is to forgive (not forget). Trust me! You’re doing yourself more harm than good by holding on to old hurt, pain, or resentment. How can you live your bossiest life, if you’re constantly cursing someone in your head?
7. Compliment someone
Because paying a sincere compliment feels even better than receiving one....and best of all it’s free! We all know how great it is to receive a compliment; research shows getting a sincere compliment gives us the same positive boost as receiving cash! But did you know that the health and happiness benefits to the compliment giver are also well-documented? Compliments really are one of the easiest two-way streets available in terms of spreading happiness around you and increasing your own. The more you compliment, the better you feel.