- Published: Monday, 11 May 2015 10:47
- Written by Lucy Dias Sinicropi
I recently made a life-changing decision - I quit my corporate job. This wasn’t a rash decision. It was s-l-o-w simmer like a beautiful tomato sauce cooking for hours. In my case, the notion of quitting simmered in my mind for at least six months before I broke the news to my employer. I now live and work by design - doing what I love and feeling free. Living and working by design and finding happiness in the small things is what I love the most in this new chapter of my life.
There are no set rules or ways to happiness but these tips will help you start on a path to a fuller life. Remember it’s a journey so don’t be in a rush.
1. Schedule Downtime
I know this is an overused phrase but most people I speak to rarely have enough or any time alone. It’s ok to be a little selfish with your time. Spend quality time alone every day. These breaks can be short (20 minutes) like walking the dog, reading a book or listening to your favorite relaxing music. Meditation and yoga fall nicely into this category, as their goal is to calm the mind and body.