11 Things You Should Start Doing for Yourself Today

“Enjoy everything that happens in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place or thing.” Wayne Dyer

Today, not tomorrow, nor the day after tomorrow is where your life is, where your life starts. And today’s post is meant to help you focus more of your attention on yourself by doing those things that are meant to help you create a more balanced and happier life.

Are you ready? Let’s get started.

1. Start breathing properly, softly and deeply

When was the last time you paid attention to your breath? Whether you believe it or not, we forgot how to breathe, and what we call breathing is nothing more than shallow breathing.

Take deep breaths throughout the day, pay attention to your breathing and know that by doing so, not only will you improve your health, but you will also train yourself into becoming more present in the now, more present and engaged in your own life and the life of others.

“Shallow breathing is the root of all evil but conscious deep breathing restores and secures our souls.”  ~ Desmond Green

2. Let go of your personal history – enjoy the present moment

Let go of your past. Have a clear image of where you want to go, know how you want your future to look like but live in the present moment, for the present moment is all you ever had, all that you have and all you’ll ever have. Know that every time you identify with your past, you deny yourself the right to grow and evolve, the right to advance through life.

“By referring to previous struggles and using them as reasons for not getting on with your life today, you’re assigning responsibility to the past for why you can’t be successful or happy in the present.”Wayne Dyer

3. Let go of all those things that no longer serve you

Find the inner strength and courage to let go of all those things that no longer serve you, of all those things that no longer bring joy and happiness into your life. You and I know that “There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.”

4. Forgive yourself for past mistakes

It’s okay to make mistakes. If we don’t make mistakes we don’t move, we don’t grow, we are stagnating. Forgive yourself for past mistakes and know that forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself.

“Forgiveness is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” ~Robert Muller

5. Forgive all those people who have hurt you

Start forgiving those who have hurt you, because you see,

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”Catherine Ponder

6. Release all judgments you have placed upon yourself and others

Whenever you catch yourself being judgmental towards yourself and others, repeating these words to yourself will help a lot,

“Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.”Wayne Dyer

I use these words whenever I feel like my mind is getting ready to become judgmental, and I have to admit that they do help me be more open minded and tolerant both toward myself and others.

7. Expect the best from life

Expect the best and you will receive the best. Open your eyes and see the beauty that is present all around you. Open your eyes and see yourself as the beautiful being you were born to be. Expect the best from yourself, from those around you and from life and know that”

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ~Paulo Coelho

8. Nurture the relationship you have with yourself and others

Love yourself, accept who you are and work on pleasing yourself before pleasing others, nurture yourself first before nurturing others. It is very important to start with yourself. You will not be able to help others if you don’t help and take care of yourself first. Nurture the relationship you have with yourself so that you can be able to nurture your relationships with others.

9. Start treating yourself as you would want others to treat you

If you yourself are not being kind and loving towards your own person, you can’t expect others to do do it. You can’t expect others to do something for you that you yourself are not capable of doing. Start treating yourself in the exact way you would like others to treat you and “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?” ~ Fanny Brice

10. Nurture your mind, body, heart and spirit

Work on nurturing your mind, your body, your heart and your soul, because

“If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more.” Brian Koslow

11. Develop an attitude of gratitude

Start developing

 “An attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” ~ Brian Tracy

Take good care of yourself

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake…” ~ Francis Bacon

~love, Luminita 💫

P.S. My favorite thing on the list at the moment is number 1. This is a small thing that can make a huge difference in the quality of your life, health, and well-being. What about you? Do you have a personal favorite? 🙂

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Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita, the Founder of PurposeFairy, is an enthusiastic student of the arts, psychology, and spirituality. Her acclaimed blog post, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy , was shared by over 1.3 million people on Facebook. Later on, it became the heart of her book, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy., book that was published by Penguin Random House. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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  • David

    12, September 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • TYL

    16, August 2012 at 3:56 am

    I need all the above now~ Thanks for sharing!

  • Shinigami Mae

    29, May 2012 at 12:47 pm

    #7 is perfectly stated. I love Paulo Coehlo’s quote to support it.

  • danaadmin

    20, May 2012 at 4:00 am

    Happy you found us Nisha! 🙂

  • Mariah

    19, May 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Oh my God! This is all 4 me well thank God i found this sit am so happy u are a blessing me 2 this knight.

  • Nisha

    19, May 2012 at 7:31 am

    Purpose fairy, I recently discovered your website. It could’nt have come at a better time. I am glued to all the time. I can use all this wonderful knowledge to make my life so much happier. Hope I can do that. Thank you very much.

  • lildonna

    18, May 2012 at 5:10 am

    thank u.!!! you are so right!!. i believe in everything u posted. Thanks for helping me remember!.

  • ANDY

    17, May 2012 at 8:09 am

    Purpose Fairy,
    You have an amazing ability to touch on the life of your readers and friends. Blessings and LOVE.

  • Cynthia

    17, May 2012 at 12:46 am

    Some days I feel so crappy it’s hard to find something to be grateful for but then I see someone else far worse than myself and it actually makes me be grateful – “But for the grace of God there go I” and I see in those worse off than myself a will and determination to live and be happy in their lives – it encourages me and inspires me to do the same. God puts people in our lives for a reason.

  • sibontot

    12, May 2012 at 9:25 am

    Thank you xxxx

  • Anna

    11, May 2012 at 3:38 am


  • danaadmin

    10, May 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Happy you found us Pattie! 🙂

  • Pattie

    8, May 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I am new to this site. I love it! I am grateful that I found this.

  • Tony

    7, May 2012 at 11:08 pm

    For my brother

  • Alicia Alvarado

    7, May 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful message!!! I am grateful every day that comes to me!! Laughter is the best medicine!!! Keep smiling!!!

  • Sumayyah

    7, May 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Good advice. The simple solutions are always the ones that are overlooked. Once we allow ourselves to release the bad things in our lives, the good things will rush in to fill the gap.

  • Lee

    7, May 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Love today’s blog. Thank for the gentle reminders.

  • Ninz

    7, May 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Lovin my life!!!

  • tusar

    7, May 2012 at 10:10 am

    Greatings for the Very good thoughts shareing with others.

    Thanks with Love

  • fizsofi

    7, May 2012 at 8:46 am

    I am grateful for every single day in my life.
    Life is a celebration.
    Put a smile on your face NOW and keep in there for the rest of the day!