You want your life to be easier. But, here’s the thing: You want the process of improving your daily existence to be, well, easy. with some careful planning and a bit of thought, we can make it so much easier on ourselves.

Whether you want to improve your productivity or take your stress levels down, these handy tips and tricks will make a big difference without a ton of time and elbow grease.

Don’t take things personally

This is very difficult for some, and something I’m working on. It’s important to own your reality in life, not someone else's. If someone judges you it has more to do with them than you.

Relationships

When someone shows you who they really are, believe them the first time. Wasting time on toxic abusive people is mentally, and physically draining.

Health

Taking care of general health, with proper nutrition is often overlooked. It sure can make life easier as you age.

Solitude

Learn to be ok being alone. So many people have to be in a relationship. They have to be surround by tons of friends or somebody 24/7. You can learn a lot about yourself with some solitude. Don’t spend your whole life running from yourself. Never know who you are.

Social Media

95% of what you see or read on there is fake. Everyone’s trying to portray an image to impress someone while underneath their life is nothing like they portray.

Life

Be easy on yourself, life can be tough sometimes. Negative self talk does no good, but a heightened sense of awareness does.

Gratitude List

Make a small list of 3 things you are grateful for each day.

Addiction

If you find yourself abusing alcohol, food or drugs address the issue. It won’t get better and there is a great life without the addiction.

Road less traveled

Don’t take the road everyone else is on, or what you were told to take growing up. Take the road you want, what makes you happy. It’s your life!

Differences

Don’t worry about being right or wrong. Don’t force your opinion on anyone. So much easier to “let it go” instead of wasting the energy, even if you know you are right.

Pain

Lastly, life is full of mental anguish. Learn to sit in that pain briefly, learn from it, and push though. The best way through a terrible situation is to keep moving, if you stop, life can seem unbearable.