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  • in this video i want to talk about easy ways to  make your life more enjoyable my channel is very  

  • focused on goal setting productivity planning  organizing i just don't see the point in any of  

  • it if you're not enjoying your life at least most  of the time and in this video i want to talk about  

  • some things that you can do to enjoy your lifelittle bit more to make things more interesting  

  • to make things a little more fun some mindset  shifts to embrace as well as actionable stuff  

  • to start doing first start with this mindset  shift if you have committed to doing something  

  • go one to two steps above the bare minimum  if you're going christmas light looking like  

  • you do every year deck your car with christmas  decorations bring matching hats if you are going  

  • on a long drive make your car cozy and create  a themed playlist if you're picking up a friend  

  • from the airport bring a sign with their face on  it and their favorite donut there are definitely  

  • a lot of things in life that i think it's okay  to half-ass we don't need to go all out for  

  • all of the things when it comes to the little  experiences that essentially make up your life  

  • go the extra mile those little experiences make  up your days your weeks your months your life so  

  • even when it comes to more mundane experiences  like dropping your friend off at that event  

  • or helping your friend to paint or move go the  extra one to two steps to make those experiences  

  • memorable this can be really easy to action when  you sit down and you look at your calendar for  

  • the week to come look at each event that you're  going to or activity that you're doing and ask  

  • how can i go all in on this what's one extra step  that i could take to make this a more memorable  

  • and enjoyable experience another way to create  a more enjoyable life is to create more variety  

  • in your habits so in stephen geyser's book  elastic habits he talks about how the appeal  

  • of a slot machine is because you don't know what  you're going to get every single time that you  

  • go back there's variety in the experience it's  exciting you don't know what's going to happen  

  • whereas with our habits we're doing the same thing  every day and depending on your personality type  

  • that could lead you to absolutely thriving but  to some people it leads them to becoming bored  

  • and then feeling repulsed by their habits isword that i would use just like ugh like i don't  

  • want to do that i've done that every day for the  last two weeks one way to move past this is to  

  • create variety in your habits by giving yourself  a list of options so i like to call this a habit  

  • menu so for example if the feeling that you  want to embrace it in your life is peace or  

  • zen the habits that you could do to support that  feeling are things like meditation a long walk in  

  • nature as well as journaling all of those things  contribute to a feeling of peace so instead of  

  • committing to doing just one every day commit to  choosing one of the three one of the habits from  

  • your menu you might wake up one day and decide  that you're going to open up your app intention  

  • my app for self-care and mindset exercises that  are highly actionable you're going to choose the  

  • self-compassion meditation and you're gonna have  a really emotional but fulfilling session and  

  • meditation or you might wake up and be like i'm  just gonna go on a long walk in nature today no  

  • podcast no music that'll create a feeling of zen  or you are going to journal on your limiting money  

  • beliefs which will create feelings of zen in the  future all of those things are going to get you to  

  • where you want to go but you'll also feel a little  less trapped and a little less bored during your  

  • days i think this one is for a certain personality  type but it's definitely something that appeals to  

  • me to take action on this try picking a feeling  that you want to work towards and then think of  

  • the different habits that could support that  creating your own little habit menu the next  

  • way to make life more enjoyable is to add creative  constraints in the areas of your life where you  

  • feel uninspired so maybe there are some areas in  your life where you used to get a lot of enjoyment  

  • out of it but now you feel a little lacklusterlittle bit about it in thomas frank's skillshare  

  • class productivity for creatives he talks about  how when he was feeling uninspired by video  

  • creation he created a one-hour morning routine  but his constraint was that he had to create it  

  • within the style of scott pilgrim versus the world  not only did it make the process of video creation  

  • more enjoyable but it also gave him a whole bunch  of learnings when it comes to setting up shots  

  • creating certain styles using his camera when you  have no creative constraints it can lead to being  

  • complacent particularly if whatever you've done  has worked for you you follow the path of least  

  • resistance because that's kind of what our brains  are made to do and it makes sense but then you  

  • end up bored you end up feeling uninspired and  that's where creative constraints can come in  

  • you can do this in any areas of your life it  doesn't just have to be about video creation it  

  • can be about the clothes that you wear every day  the posts that you put up the articles that you  

  • write the way that you decorate your home there  are different kind of constraints that you can use  

  • to get yourself inspired again and to turn things  that were once fun into something that is once  

  • again fun firstly you have input constraints so  things like time money materials so create jewelry  

  • but create your jewelry from only things that will  once garbage create a prototype but give yourself  

  • only a day to create it create an amazing meal  but use only what is in your cupboard currently to  

  • make it you can also create rules to follow while  you carry out your process so for example dress  

  • yourself for a week but use the word magic to  inspire you every outfit has to be inspired by the  

  • word magic create your videos reviewing romantic  comedies but do it in the style other crash  

  • course on youtube create an article but under 300  words this video is sponsored by skillshare which  

  • is where i watch thomas frank's course on it  productivity for creatives i'm going to have  

  • the name of that class below as well as a link  to skillshare skillshare is an online learning  

  • community with thousands of inspiring classes  in all of the areas explore new skills deepen  

  • existing passions and get lost in creativity  they have classes on things like productivity  

  • creativity creative writing watercolor photography  and of course my very own class and honestly it's  

  • the perfect time of year to do this class which is  all about designing your life four exercises for  

  • motivation and clarity a bunch of exercises that  i personally like to go back to whenever i need  

  • to reinvigorate my life and re-analyze my lifelittle bit it's curated specifically for learning  

  • there are absolutely no advertisements and they  are launching new premium content truly all the  

  • time usually from top creators that way you can  stay focused and follow wherever your creativity  

  • takes you sign up to skillshare it's under 10 a  month for an annual subscription and the first 1  

  • 000 of my subscribers to use the link down in the  description below will actually get their first  

  • one month for free use the link in the description  down below to start exploring your creativity  

  • today the next way to create a more enjoyable life  is to learn how to have hard conversations and  

  • this very heavily leans on the quote hard choices  easy life easy choices hard life because obviously  

  • having hard conversations is not a fun time it's  usually not enjoyable but the benefits that you  

  • get after the fact definitely make your life more  enjoyable something that i journaled a while ago  

  • was most of your problems can be solved throughhard conversation that hard conversation could be  

  • with yourself sitting yourself down havingtough conversation but a lot of the time it  

  • is also with other people in your life if  you think about the problems your friends  

  • have shared with you recently a lot of them are  going to be interpersonal so things like my mom  

  • keeps on overstepping my boundaries my friends  are taking advantage of me my boss keeps on  

  • undermining me during meetings my colleague has  no idea what they're doing all of those problems  

  • require a hard conversation in order to solve  them but most of them don't get one there's a lot  

  • of talking about the problem feeling frustrated  about the problem but rarely do people actually  

  • have a hard conversation with the person that  they're struggling with not all hard conversations  

  • immediately solve problems by no means but by  having them you're taking responsibility for the  

  • problem and you're doing something about it you  can exist knowing that you're not just constantly  

  • complaining about stuff but you are doing stuff  about stuff learning to have hard conversations  

  • with people has absolutely been one of the most  difficult journeys for me as someone who like  

  • many others has been raised to put my happiness  on the line for other people some resources that  

  • i personally have loved have been hayley paige  mcgee on instagram i absolutely love her account  

  • great for a recovering people pleaser as well  as the absolute classic life-changing book on  

  • non-violent communication the next way to createmore enjoyable life is something that i have been  

  • doing lately which is deciding on the mood that  you want to create in your life and then taking  

  • just one step actions to create that mood so for  example right now it is winter where i live and  

  • if you follow me on instagram i've talked about  how winter usually makes me miserable i dread it  

  • every single year i hate the cold weather i really  don't like it gloomy days but i've decided this  

  • year that winter will not be miserable it will  be cozy creating a cozy mood in my house isn't  

  • really an ongoing commitment there are justfew little steps that i can take lighting some  

  • candles getting some really warm lights getting my  hoodie set so to embrace this mood it's not like  

  • i'm creating a list of daily heighty habits to do  in my life i'm doing one step actions that i never  

  • really have to revisit cozy just means candles  it means fairy lights it means blankets it means  

  • warm lights in your home these are little changes  that you can make to your environment to create a  

  • cozy mood and a lot of moods can be created with  just one step actions feeling a little magical  

  • could mean investing in some and glittery lip  gloss cracking out harry potter buying yourself  

  • flowers i feel like back in the day the people who  did this really well with those girls on youtube  

  • they had a new look to their room for every month  of the year most of it was diy and inexpensive and  

  • i just think we all need to follow suit decide on  the mood that you want to create for your home and  

  • then take a little one-step actions to start  creating that mood if you liked this video you  

  • might be in the mindset to do some media resetting  and if you are i have a few videos for you  

  • i'm gonna have a link to a playlist of all of my  reset videos that i have created that will get  

  • you in a really fresh mood a clean slatey mood  let's make changes mood that's gonna be on the  

  • screen as well as down below i appreciate  you so very much and i will see you soon

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    Andrea posted on 2021/08/13
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