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Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Life Advice: Part Two.



Dress however you the heck you want to.

Wake up an hour earlier to live an hour more...

...but every now and then, sleep in for as many hours as you possibly can.

Compliment other people as much as possible.  If you like something about them, tell them.  Don't keep it in your head.

Write letters.  To friends, to lovers, to strangers...just write them. 

Have a go-to playlist that is easily accessible for the not-so-great days.

Don't let a day pass you by without reading something. A book, a chapter, a page, a quote...just something. 

Buy something at the start of every season to celebrate a new chapter.  Fall should be celebrated with new boots, or at least a pumpkin spice latte.

Celebrate good hair days with all the selfies your little heart desires. 

Say something positive out loud every day, even if it's just to yourself.

Drink lots of water.  Because there's only so much that coffee and champagne can do for you.  Water is your friend.  

Learn to be amazing at cooking at least one thing--cookies totally count. When you're having a bad day and feel like you can't do anything right, go cook the heck out of that one thing.  See?  You're super talented.

And of course, get a puppy. 

What's your advice for a happy life? 

29 comments:

  1. Don't spare the chance of going by your reflection at least once a day without making the goofiest face possible.

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  2. The water advice...I need to follow that a little better! And I agree with boots at the begining of fall, it is SO necessary!

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  3. One should always have a puppy!

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  4. Love this! Such a fun post with great advice! Perfect for this rainy Monday!

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  5. you always make me so happy! love this list!

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  6. Always complimenting people is something I love, I never want to keep it in! Everyone should own a dog, for sure ;)

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  7. You are amazing for sharing this. Made me smile!

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  8. what a wonderful post chelsea!
    thank you for the fantastic inspiration :)

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  9. I love the letters suggestion.. and the good hair day selfies!

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  10. Never be afraid to smile and say 'hello' to a stranger. :-)

    ~Robin (therobinstree.blogspot.com)

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  11. all of the above...plus
    sing like a canary
    even in the car
    say thanks and please and i love you
    aaaaaaand of COURSE, get a puppy!!

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  12. Aww I love this! I need to do more of thing things on here!

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  13. "Wake up an hour earlier to live an hour more..." - I'd never thought of it that way! :) Thank you for sharing such a happy post!

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  14. I love this!
    I totally need to drink water- I don't think I've had a glass of water in years

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  15. a good cup of tea always makes me happy :) and my kitties. i love all of yours though!

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  16. This is lovely...a really positive post- something that I need in my life right now that's for sure! x
    www.missenchanting.co.uk

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  17. I always read every single day, it is necessary to my survival. I can never understand folks that say, "I haven't read a book in ten years." WHAT?!

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  18. Such simple pieces of advice when you really break it down, but these are all so powerful! I'm in full support of buying something new to celebrate the beginning of each chapter/season and boots sound like a great idea! ;) This Christmas we're trying our best to get a puppy and I can barely contain my excitement.

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  19. haha i love your last one the best, get a puppy indeed!! you are too cute

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  20. Love these! All of them are fabulous, but my favorite is definitely get a puppy.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  21. Oh well we have the puppy thing down!

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  22. Love this!! Just bought a new pair of fall boots! Can't wait!

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  23. Water water water...followed by coffee coffee coffee.

    I will always have a dog.

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  24. Haha, so with you on the fall one! Can't wait for my first PSL, and I'm sure I'll be wearing boots while indulging ;)

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  25. This is such a great list! I especially love the one to say something positive out loud each day, even if it's to just yourself:) Hope you're having a great day!

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  26. This is a great list! Read something everyday is a good one. I'd have to add go outside and do something active to the list, because I get cranky if I don't.

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  27. my advice for a happy life would be: don't care what others think and do what u want. Life is too short and u shouldn't live as others want you to, but how you want yourself. Live and let live, I say. Never underestimate yourself and don't ever let failure get to your heart. And travel a lot. It makes u happier. :)

    I loved your post. <3

    xoxo,
    http://lifestyledesignedbyfashion.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love your blog! It is informative of things we don't even think of. I look forward to getting an email about your latest blog. Thank you for sharing Chelsea! LJC in Bartlett, TN

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