Top 5 Ways to Add Magic into Your Days
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Top 5 Ways to Add Magic into Your Days
In this article, I want to share how to make your every day a little more magical. This year, I have just been focused on sprinkling a little bit more magic on creating little magical moments on weaving threads of magic into my days and into my weeks. I want to talk about how to maximize your happiness, how to turn mundane moments into more magical ones, and how to make your experiences themselves more magical.
Sink Into Your Happiness
In your mind, you want to spend a little bit longer with that feeling of love that you get. When you see your friend light up when they're talking about something that interested in. You want to let your attention linger on the gratitude that you feel when you open up to a friend and they react in a kind way.
Not only does this retrain your brain, but it also creates a little more magic in your days. You can retrain your brain by letting your attention sit longer on the good stuff in life, the good feelings, the good thoughts, the good experiences. Everyone knows the experience of sinking into a feeling. You've done it before, whether you've done it consciously or unconsciously.
You might remember a time when you've sunk into sadness that's really easy to do. But you could also remember a time when you've sunk into gratitude or into awe. And that is a genuinely magical feeling. To really sink into an experience you want to lengthen, stay with it for as long as you can. Notice any other helpful elements that show up any thoughts, any additional feelings that show up. Your brain adores the interesting, the novel, the new so look for what's interesting about the experience that you're having. Try to see it almost from a fresh perspective as if it's the first time you've had that feeling.
Value the feeling. So make a mental note about what is so valuable about this experience, how it's helping you, why you want more of it in your life. And remember that the longer you are interested together, the more likely they are to wire together in the future.
Create More Variety
The working paper titled will variety make you happy concluded that, yeah, it will. I know for sure that on the days when I go, I work in a cafe, I go for a little walk in the afternoon. I have a pilates session booked in are the days that I enjoy the most. Those are the days that I remember especially compared to the days when I sit at my desk for the entire day and then move myself to the bed when I get to it.
In this research favor, they looked at the impact of the variety of activities and the impact on our overall happiness. And over a day, a week, and a month, variety will consistently make you happier. It's really not talking our brains love novelty. And when we do, and we see all the same stuff all of the time even if it's positive stuff, even if it's great stuff, even if it's beautiful stuff, our brains just grow bored.
So to create more magic in your days, design with variety in mind, switch up your activities in the morning. Do chores in the afternoon, have friends over for dinner at night. Do keep in mind that even with variety, if you're trying to squish it all into a short period of time, you feel the time crunch. That's going to make you less happy. Don't do that and switch up your locations.
Work at a cafe, work at a library, take yourself to a co-working space. You can actually do this within one experience. So I and a friend went to a market, and we decide to move around the market. And as we had different pieces of food, we decided that we wanted to move to different locations in the market, find good places to sit. So we had a hot chocolate in one cute location. We had dinner in another key location. We have very false in another key location. It was just a time. It was great. It sounds really simple. But the variety just made the night more fun.
Small Talk More
In the piece of research, commuters in Chicago were asked to either chat to a stranger on a train or just sit quietly alone and do what they usually would do on their morning commute. The people who are having conversations with strangers reported the most positive experiences. The people who didn't talk to anyone reported the most negative experience.
Interestingly, among the people who talked the people who have longer conversations reported the highest happiness. Two ways to open up little interactions with strangers are first, they make a comment about something that you guys are sharing. It's like a shared experience, a shared thing that you both are looking at or noticing. It's something you kind of have in common that you can make a little comment about.
Secondly, give a compliment. Complements can be really good starting points for conversation. They might tell you where they got the thing, a little back story about whatever you complimented, what are some other remarks that you can kind of Riff-Off, or they might just leave it at that and say, thank you. Either way, you're going to feel good for giving a compliment. They're going to feel great for getting a compliment.
Mix plans With Nature
There is a whole book called The Nature Fix that is filled with studies and anecdotal evidence about how good nature is for us as human beings. All I know is that when I get outside when I get a lot of green therapy in my life, I feel lighter, I feel better, I feel more alive, and I feel like we innately know like at our core that we need nature. We need more nature than we’re getting.
And of course, the research backs it up. The more time that you spend in nature, the greater reported levels of well-being you'll experience improved cognition, creativity, stress, and anxiety are going to go down. All of the good things happen when we touch the grass when we look up at the sky when we walk through trees. These are the moments that felt almost magical. And they're also moments that you can create by mixing your everyday plans with nature.
Instead of staying at the coffee shop to have your drink take it to the nearest park. Instead of a gym session with a friend try doing a 40-minute hike with a friend. Instead of a dinner at a restaurant et your takeaway. Take it to the beach, watch the sunset.
Get Ambient Lights
I'm someone who really doesn't like winter. I really don't like cold nights. But if I chuck on a candle, put on some ambient lighting, get out of the book, get a cup of tea. It's nothing but cozy. And most of that is due to the magical ambient lighting. It's one of the easiest changes that you can make.
Making this change in your house is as simple as replacing your light bulbs with warm-toned light bulbs. You can also get dimmable light bulbs better yet instead of turning on overhead lights that get a bunch of low-level lamps. You can add candles real or fake.
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