Once upon a time, we were different. Days were filled with magic; there were dandelions to blow our wishes out into the universe, bikes begging to ride and adventures right outside our front door. Tiny Steps to Add More Magic to Your Life will help you find your zest for experiences you somehow lost along the way.
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
– Ronald Dahl
Moments are what we string together in our memories and most of the time – it is the simplest of things that wrap our hearts in happy. We have a choice every day of paying attention to those times in our lives or focusing on the negative things instead.
Here are the Tiny Steps to Add More Magic to Your Life:
What are those things that were forgotten and tucked away in your past that you always wanted to do? Bring them back to your heart and let them light up your soul.
Have complete faith each dream will come true. Take baby steps to start making them happen today.
Have your senses lost some of their profound abilities? Are you going through the world and not paying attention to what each has to offer?
Sharpen each one of your senses, so you are looking for the best of what life has to offer.
Sight – look for beautiful things that make you happy throughout the day. Take a picture of the rain, look into the eyes of your precious fur-baby, or see the beauty in the simple design of a spider web.
Sounds – keep a small gurgling fountain on your desk, get up early to listen to the birds chirping, on a windy day close your eyes and hear the leaves rustling.
Taste – have something sweet, something salty and something sour today. It can be three different food items and savor every bite.
Touch – have a nice comfy robe to slip into after the day is over, pick up a scoop of snow and really let your hands feel the sharpness of the cold, put your fingers through your child’s hair and remember that moment.
Smell – keep your favorite smelling flowers in your home, use organic dish soap with essential oils to clean your kitchen, and take a late-night walk and smell the chimney smoke lacing the air.
“Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic & miracles.” – Roy Bennett
Create a sanctuary corner in your home for just you and relaxation. Buy a chair and ottoman that you just sink into and make sure you have a side table to hold your treasures.
Positioning the chair near the fireplace would be ideal. Place a stack of books, the candle with your favorite fragrance, and a light on the table for easy reading. Making Winter: A Hygge-Inspired Guide to Surviving the Winter months might be the perfect book to get inspiration from.
Make sure you take the time to hang out in your magical place on a regular basis.
When you’re in a place of gratefulness, there isn’t much room for anything else. Keep a list of all the things you’re blessed with in your life on your phone and refer back to it regularly.
For more ideas on how to be more grateful for your life, read this post: 21 Gratitude Quotes to Unlock Your Blessings.
“Magic exists. Who can double it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such extraordinary part of the lives we live.” – Nora Roberts
5) Artistic side.
Don’t just dip your toe in art, immerse yourself. What medium do you want to try? Pottery, watercolor, mixed media and sculpture are just some of the ideas to try. This is a fun book on getting started on throwing your own pottery.
Take an online class, find local groups in your area or sign up for one-on-one instruction with a local artist. Your life will never be the same.
Take yourself out to lunch once in a while. Bring along a book or your journal and enjoy a leisurely hour by yourself.
“I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic.” – Charles de Lint
Find a mentor that is doing some of the things you want to do. To get where you want to go, someone else has already blazed a trail. Look at their path and follow along.
Listen to webinars, podcasts and read blogs of experts in the area that you want to pursue. Their wisdom will rub off on you, and you will have the formula to get started on your dream.
8) Picture perfect.
Take a picture of the meals you serve yourself and your family. Make sure they are photo worthy of adding garnishes and plating them beautifully.
You deserve delicious food. Your photo journal will help you improve your skill set. Learn about food photography to challenge yourself even more.
If you’re looking for a new cookbook – The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook was one of the best selling cookbooks of 2017 on Amazon.
9) Leave it behind.
When you pull out of your parking lot of your workplace, create a ritual where you get your head in a different space.
To transform your thinking, you can turn your vehicle into a novel experience by listening to that book you’ve meant to read, you can stop at a tranquil setting along the route home for five minutes and clear your head, or you can go home and change into something comfortable immediately and listen to beautiful music for a few minutes.
“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.” – R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver
10) Energy leaks.
Take the time to find out where you have energy leaks in your life. Do you feel overwhelmed when you read the news? Are there toxic people in your life that need to go? Is your home filled with clutter that makes you anxious?
Once you identify what is making you lose your energy, make the necessary changes, so you don’t have those slumps throughout the day.
11) Energy gains.
Add in the things that will help you gain more energy. Try adding in superfoods to your diet. Find pockets in which to exercise in 10-minute spurts. Drink water with lemon or slices of fruit. Add a healthy smoothie to your morning.
Make an effort to spread little tokens of happiness to others every single day. Bake some homemade cookies and bring them for co-workers, leave a thank you card for your postal worker, or take your puppy for an extra long walk.
The reason we had so many happy memories in childhood is that play time was a priority. What happened? It’s time to carve moments throughout your week to include this important part of your life.
Some ideas on how to add play time to your schedule is to play board games with your friends and family, create a scavenger hunt with your significant other, take a road trip to a nearby town, or simply do all the things you loved to do when you were a kid.
We’ve reached the end of Tiny Steps to Add More Magic in Your Life. Let me know in the comments below how you like to add sparkles of happiness in your day.
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