25 Things to Say Yes to

how often do you find yourself saying "yes"? If it’s often, good for you. I’m almost certain that you’re in a great place in your life. but, if you find yourself saying no often, which is where many people are, do you realize you’re limiting yourself and closing the doorway to your best life?
now, I’m not talking about saying yes to things that are truly no good for you, or being a “people pleaser” and saying yes to everyone and everything until you are completely (emotionally, mentally and physically) drained. I’m referring to saying yes for YOU! yes to opportunities, new experiences, fresh ideas and discoveries that get you out of your daily comfort zone.
the “yeses” that take work (and sometimes, a lot of work) but they completely, utterly, fantastically change your life! 
there are three reasons that you should say "yes" more often,
1. you will gain more confidence and self worth. 
2. you will meet new people + possibly make new friends.
3. you will learn new skills, talents. and find new opportunities. 

saying "yes" can be scary but it doesn't have to be. here are my 25 easy things to always say "yes" to. 

1. buying that book that’s been on your “to read” list for the last two years.
2. meeting your best friend for some late-night drive-thru.
3.going to an event even if you don’t know anyone else there.
4. agreeing to happy hour with that coworker/mom you don’t know very well.
5. starting a healthier diet, even if you do it slowly with one small change at a time.
6. seeing movies in theater once in a while.
7. spending a relaxing night in when you know you really need it, even when your friends are pressuring you to go out.
8. taking a night away from technology to relax on the porch, eat a nice meal, start a good book, or do anything else that will give your eyes some time away from screens.
9. cleaning out your closet, and getting rid of all the needless clutter in your bedroom.
10. making time to catch up with your long distance best friend on skype. or better yet, splurging on a plane ticket to go visit them.
11. indulging your parents by participating in cheesy family photos, even when you think you look terrible.
12. taking an unplanned day off when you really need a break.
13. baking homemade cookies every once in a while, instead of buying them at the store.
14. ordering pizza on a night when you really, really want pizza.
15. taking a nap on a rainy afternoon.
16. buying flowers on a whim at the grocery store.
17. watching a lighthearted show when you need to be cheered up.
18. going on a hike in a new place
19. listening to a genre of music that you normally don’t listen to, because you never know what you might find.
20. keeping an open mind about, and learning from, constructive criticism.
21. trying that activity you’ve always wanted to try-cooking, blogging, painitng
22. accepting help when you know you need it, from friends or family 
23. tasting a foreign cuisine or wine that you’ve never had before.
24. wearing the comfortable shoes instead of the painful ones.
25. adventure, whatever that means to you.
what will you be saying yes to this year?

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