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Over a cup of tea every morning, I write 3 Amazing Things That Happened Yesterday and 3 Things I’m Grateful For in a specific journal.
Sometimes amazing is hiking to the top of a mountain or finding the time to take a walk through our neighborhood with my wife and pup.
Sometimes I’m grateful that the sun rises everyday or for the beautiful people out there I get to call friends.
It's hard to fully describe the positive mental shift this simple act of slowing down and writing 6 bullet points daily has done for me.
It puts in perspective every little thing along the way of life, increasing my overall feeling of fulfillment without buying anything or going anywhere.
The second item in my quiver of fulfillment tools is walking daily if only just for 15 - 30minutes.
Even if you're in the city or in your neighborhood get outside and walk around a little bit. It's so easy not to do this, having a dog helps the motivation levels. We'll often drive 30 minutes just to walk for an hour in the forest for a bit ore of an escape.
These 2 simple acts that cost very little will hopefully bring you fresh creativity and some increased levels of fulfillment. Now here's a song to send you off on your way...
- Bryant AuCoin
Fun Action Movie: Baby Driver has a seriously good soundtrack, the stunt driving doesn't use fake CGI but really impressive stunt driving and overall is a solid action flick.
Group Game: Sushi Go is really easy to learn, fun for a group of friends having a few beverages and goes by quickly. Or you can make it last longer by just playing more sets. It also doesn't take up much room.
Morning Routine Suggestion: half a squeezed lemon in a tall glass of water right when you wake up feels amazing and seems to set a good tone for the day. It also apparently helps with digestion and metabolism. It seems to wake you up and hydrate you for the rest of the day as well.
DYI Delicious Simple Salad Dressing: Dressings can be expensive and the best one is easily made at home. And since we're on a lemon kick here it goes!
You can refrigerate it after but you'll need to warm it up just a tad before use because some of the oils will harden. This is enough for 2 people, put all this in a jar and mix it up.....
1. Lemon Juice: 1 lemon's worth
2. Braggs Amino's: a solid squeeze in there to taste
3. Olive Oil: a solid couple pours in there, it's dressing so it should be oily.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar: cap full
5. Spices: anything you'd put on vegi's, chicken or beef, literally anything will work (probably). Just toss a bunch of it in there.
Music Video - Leon Bridges is one talented musician. Use this song to start a radio station on whatever streaming service you use and then cook dinner with a glass of wine.
- Bryant AuCoin