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Five Ways to enhance your life - in less than 30 minutes

Updated on June 10, 2012


ツ★ You can do any of the following in less than 30 minutes and enhance your life in a very positive way.

1) Declutter - It heals your personal space. When you remove the clutter, nature abhors a vacuum and there is now some room for a positive replacement. Sell something you no longer need – Place a free ad online. It also gives you extra cash. If you have too much, then have a Car boot Sale or donate them to a Charity shop.


2) Take a few minutes to reconnect with someone you haven’t heard of from a while. Family? Friend? – A phone call / email / inspiring photo – anything you know that will bring a smile to their face. You never know they might already be facing some difficulties and your contacting them will be of great comfort. When you influence the lives of other’s in a positive way, you influence yours too.


Lots of Inspiring photos are on Google

Type in a keyword in Search. E.g "Inspiration quotes" Then select "images" at the top.
Type in a keyword in Search. E.g "Inspiration quotes" Then select "images" at the top.

3) Reflect on your goals.

Some people have a journal for them. Are you on track? What progress have you made? Are there any actions/steps to get you there that you haven’t taken?.. and if you have, are there any new ones that should be taken?

Also: Gratitude for the goals you have accomplished.

Remember: “You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results and no reward”
Miguel Ruiz


4) Take your camera for a walk, particularly if it’s a nice day. You’ll be surprised at what you might capture. Alternatively, take a short 10 minute video of the family, friend or someone you love. (Even mobile phones, take good videos). It doesn’t have to be a special occasion. It will be something you can share and look back on in future. So beautiful to create.


Amazing what you can capture on camera. An intelligent dog studying...?

A 3 year old getting his first Speeding Ticket....


5) Listen to / watch a motivational speaker , by Podcast or Youtube. A few I can recommend are Jack Canfield, Jim Rohn, Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins, Louise Hay. If you do a search on their names, a selection of videos will appear. If you don’t have time, check out the 5 minute one below. What we reflect on (thoughts) is so powerful and influences our life, as we attract what we want.



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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @VocalCoach Aaawh... thanks so much Audrey. I am also glad we are in touch at Bubbles. :-)

      @Midnightbliss Glad you found it useful. Thanks. :-)

      @rls8994 Thanks a lot. Best Wishes. :-)

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      rls8994 4 years ago from Mississippi

      I love to declutter. It always makes me feel better. These are some great suggestions. Love the picture of the dog cute! :)

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      Haydee Anderson 4 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      I like all of these suggestions! Personally, I enjoy setting aside time each week to call friends I haven't spoken to in a while to catch up or reconnect. I also enjoy taking breaks to take photos of anything and everything that peaks my interest, which I find highly therapeutic. ; )

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I would just love to spend some time with you. You always 'speak to my heart.'

      Voted up and across (not funny) and will share with many sources.

      Namaste ~ Audrey

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @Glenn Thanks. I am glad you found it useful.

      Best Wishes.

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      Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Spend every moment on things that matter. Wise words. I'll have to remember that one for sure. And I can tie that in together with the one where you say to reconnect with someone you knew from the past. That is easy to do and many times forgotten. The next time I find myself wasting a moment, I will make it matter by searching out a long lost friend.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @Vellur Thanks. Glad you stopped by.

      @georgescifo Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.

      @HArishprasad Thank you - I appreciate you stopping by.

      Best Wishes to you all. :-)

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      Harish Mamgain 4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      A little beautiful and great article about tips for leading a good and happy life. Lady E, you have suggested everything succinctly and in a very simple way. This is a very useful stuff and reading it made me very lighter and calm.

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      georgescifo 4 years ago from India

      Hi Lady E. Let me first congratulate for you on coming up with this beautiful hub. The points are really applicable in everyone's life and I also really get enhanced when I reconnect with my friends and share our sorrow and happiness with them.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      A great hub, positively inspiring. You have suggested great ways to enhance life. Voted up.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @SeaFarer Mama

      Thanks Karen.

      Enjoy your time in the Garden. Hope it's sunny where you are. :-)

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      Karen A Szklany 4 years ago from New England

      Beautiful hub, Lady Elena....a very positive start to my day. Now it's time to s pend time in my garden! :0)

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      You are very welcome, Elena.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hello IntegrityYes

      Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      Best Wishes, Elena.

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      That is so inspiring and I voted way up. Way to go and many should

      read it often. Especially after receiving the blues or some bad news.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Mama Kim - Thanks. So lovely of you to stop by.

      @Crystaleyes - Cheers Crystal.

      @ElleBee That's beautiful. Brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing.

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      ElleBee 5 years ago

      These are great tips! Always a good idea to reflect on our goals :) I have mine posted on the bulletin board in my room to look at everyday...

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      crystaleyes 5 years ago from Earth

      excellent .... very positive hub.. thanks for the wonderful ideas..

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Love this hub!! Wonderful ways to perk up anyone ^_^ Voting this up and sharing!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @ajayshah - Thanks again, Ajay. Thanks for stopping and have a beautiful weekend.

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      ajayshah2005 5 years ago from Mid Asia

      Very very good ideas. Lady E thanks for such wonderful Hub.Voted Up and shared.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Jools99 - Hello Julie - that's nice to know. It removes low energies and you will note improvements in your life. Hope you enjoy catching up with your friend. Thanks for stopping.

      @CClitgirl - Hi CCLitgirl - We are very lucky to have Great Motivational speakers share their knowledge on YouTube for free. The knowledge/info out there is astounding. I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      Wonderful ideas! I love the part about watching inspirational videos on YouTube. That is awesome! :) I will definitely look into that. I completely agree about reconnecting, decluttering and achieving goals - you said it all. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      What a timely hub - I am decluttering today! We are having our living room walls plastered this week and have had to have a mega-throw out. And you know, I feel better already for letting go of all of this crap. I also intend to catch up with an old friend next week as well so 2 on your list are covered. Great hub.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Liz Walmoth - Thanks for stopping Liz. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      @Mahesh - So true. Photography can be a beautiful hobby. Thanks for sharing.

      @QudsiaP1 - Cheers - Thanks for stopping.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @VocalCoach - Lovely to see you again. Thanks for your kind comments and for sharing the Hub. Nice to know we read the same authors.

      Best Wishes.

      @Sgbrown - Thanks. Those good memories are like treasures. It's also nice the way mobile phones have good quality camera's these days. You are ready any time to take that special shot.

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      Excellent advice!

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      maheshpatwal 5 years ago from MUMBAI

      Wow some really simple ,still very great ideas to live a happy and meaningful life .. Photography is one of the best thing one can inculcate in them... it gives immense pleasure and happiness.

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      Liz Walmoth 5 years ago

      Great ideas showing we really can change our outlook. Thanks!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Reconnecting with old friends is always nice, it can really bring back some great memories. I also like to talk a walk with my camera and get out in nature. You have some great advice here, voted up and useful.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Such an excellent hub Elena! We read the same authors and I have all of M Ruiz's books. Your suggestions on ways to enhance your life are marvelous. All five ways. I really like #2. You are filled with light, a source which I connect with. Voted up and across (not funny) and sharing this much needed article.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hello Teaches - You are right. It's relaxing looking through photo's. It brings back happy memories. I'm glad you have been able to reconnect with many lovely people online. Best Wishes.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I like your suggestions on taking camera for a walk and reconnecting with an old friend. I often find looking at my phone's albums is fun and relaxing. Also, I have reconnected with so many great people through social media and it has enhanced my life. Good post here, Lady.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hello Rajan - You never know what you can capture on Camera and Mobile phones have made is so easy now.

      Lovely to see you. Thanks and Best Wishes.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Wonderful set of ideas to get going Elena. I've been planning to take my camera along one of these days and shoot whatever takes my fancy. Great idea to connect with friends. since joining hubpages this is one area that I have lagged behind.

      Thanks for reminding and sharing some simple ways to make our lives better.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hello Ruchira

      Lovely to see you. London is preparing for Olympics 2012. :-)

      Hope you had a nice 4th July celebration.

      Regards, Elena

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      great tips, Lady Elena.

      Hoz london these days? bustling with energy with adrenaline :)


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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Welcome back, Asmaiftikhar.

      Hope you are fine. Thanks so much for visiting. Take care.

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      asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

      Hello dear how are u.Me back after a long time and read that wonderful piece of writing .keep it up!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hello Debby - I like that. You just never know what you will catch on camera. Lovely of you to stop by. :-)

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Very nice, Elena. I always do #4 and take lots of photos on my walks. Cute photos to make us laugh ~ that would be another hint to relax with joy. Blessings, Debby

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Prasetio - Thanks so much for stopping. I am glad you enjoyed it too. Always a pleasure to see you.

      @Caroline Thanks Caroline - Best wishes.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Cloud Explorer - Hi Mike, I'm so sorry for taking a while to respond. Somedays I don't come on Hubpages, but you will find me on Facebook briefly. Thanks for you3 encouraging comments.

      I like that you take photo's. I have seen a few on your facebook profile and they are beautiful.

      Ref: Your 3rd Paragraph - It's become an untapped secret because many people are not reading inspirational books. There is a lot of useful info out there - even online.

      Thanks so much for stopping.

      Best wishes, Elena

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Great article! Very inspiring. :)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub. I learn many things here. Thanks for writing and I am glad to follow your advice. Voted up and shared :-)


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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      I see @Lade E you also have a knack for writing inspirational hubs, and so I definitely can see why you enjoyed my hub as well, and I think both of us think alike in some ways.

      I gave that video a try you shared up above and I believe that when people focus enough energy on the positive aspects of life, both theirs and that of others outside of their own, a powerful presence and hope becomes possible and at time even visible.

      Now somehow this has become an untapped secret to life for many of us who focus primarily on the negative aspect of things, and you have definitely found it yourself, judging by that of your words you've expressed here in your hub.

      I try to read deeply into what folks write in attempts to get at the internal core of what it is that they are actually expressing, and this is something I also sense that you've done here by writing such positive awareness, and uplifting empowerment.

      Thanks for being so helpful, so angelic, and sharing with us all useful techniques such as walking with our camera's to capture cool imagery as we go along our daily lives, I do it quite often, and have unlimited supplies of content to share, but in due time for sure.

      Wonderful hub here voted up in all ways except for funny.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      That's beautiful Bedbugabscond. I have to go and check your profile for your first name. lol.

      It's always refreshing to catch up with friends. Hope you enjoy the weekend. :-)

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      Melody Trent 5 years ago from United States

      Today I have been focusing on number 2) Reconnecting with someone. It is so therapeutic for me to reconnect with my best friend. I have been so focused on work, school and the kids that I am always go go go. My friend is helping me remember to slow down and enjoy life.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @bedbugabscond - I know how you feel. When I declutter, it gives such a good feeling inside. Just having unnecessary things out of the way...... I'm glad you stopped by.

      @Myrko - Thanks. That's a wonderful habit to adopt. Silence/ vital to mental and spiritual well being. Best Wishes.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Acaetnna Thanks Acaetnna. Lovely to see you. Hope you enjoyed the Jubilee Celebrations.

      @Dexter - Thanks for stopping by, Dexter. Hope all is well in the "White House."

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      Myrko Thum 5 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      I personally enjoy silice a lot too. Having a moment of solitude all for myself connects me with myself.

      Besides that I think reflecting and going after my goals is just awesome. And reconnecting with another friend is also a good tip.

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      Melody Trent 5 years ago from United States

      I am a believer of decluttering, for me it is essential. I don't know why, but I just can't function, or feel healthy, with a lot of clutter around!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Lady E! Another exceptionally inspirational hub! Thanks so much!

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Awesome - definitely awesome... thank you.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK


      Mmmh... decluttering gives a nice feeling. Lovely to see you.

      Salaamat. :-)

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Always Exploring - Thanks Ruby. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Always a pleasure to hear from you.

      @PaulGC Hi Paul, that's good to know. I hope you were able to take some nice ones at the Jubilee Celebrations. If I see any photography competitions, I will send them your way. You take lovely photos. Thanks for stopping.

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      bingskee 5 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      decluttering always help. it always give me something to hope, a message that all the chaos will someday be pressed out just like how it is with clutter. :)

      how are you dear?

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Mhatter - Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the week.

      @Shea - Thanks Shea, lovely of you to stop by.

      @Flashmakeit - Aaawh... Thanks. Hope you are doing okay. Best Wishes.

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      paulgc 5 years ago

      Hello Lady_E, thanks to this wonderful hub i'm gonna try to dwell less on things that dont matter. I like number 4 as i go everwhere with my camera, i cant emphasise enough how many nice moments i have photographed because i had a camera to hand.

      Great hub, voted up and awesome.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      That three year old getting his first speeding ticket is soo cute. GREAT hub Elena with lots of good info.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      Good strong advice and a lot of great suggestions to improve some ones way of living.

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      shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

      Great hub. Love the photos!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this... live, live, live then when they ask,"did they live a good life?"...

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Mjboomer - That's great to know. Please let me know of any more lady ones. The only person I enjoy listening to for now is Louise Hay. Thanks and Best Wishes.

      @Victoria - Lol. As your name is Victoria, (quite regal) I thought to myself...maybe you live in a Castle. :-). oh, I know the feeling. It's best doing one room every weekend then. Good Luck. I enjoyed your comment.

      @Akarime - Hi, thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Good to see you again. I will pop by soon.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @billybuc - Aaawh thanks Bill. Likewise. I am happy you stopped by. Have a wonderful weekend too. :-)

      @RobWrite - Cheers Rob. Good to see you. Best Wishes.

      @Fuller Life - Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      @Jlava73 - Thanks so much. Even I have to remind myself of it sometimes. lol. Take care.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Laadhy - Thanks for stopping by to comment.

      @MillionaireTips - That's so lovely. I'm glad you found a new one. If you find any other awesome speakers, please let me know. Best Wishes.

      @Penhitsthefan - oh they really do, especially when it comes to moving home. It just takes for ever. Lovely of you to stop by.

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      Akarime31 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Hi Lady_E! This is a really cool hub, I enjoyed reading it.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Great suggestions! The decluttering, though, would take me about 30 days or more, rather than 30 minutes. LOL. I am a clutterbug, that's for sure. The others I can do, though. Many votes, including up!

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      Mike Elzner 5 years ago from Oregon

      Great Hub, all excellent choices for improvement in one's life. Your choice of speakers is good as well, I have spent some time with most of them....Thanks

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 5 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      I love your tips, presentation and message. Many need to hear this advice today (myself included). Nice work :)

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      Fuller-Life 5 years ago from Washington, DC

      This is a great hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rob 5 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      Hi L.E. Good suggestions. Useful hub.


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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Love these ideas Elena! You are a person I would love to meet one day; you seem to have that peacefulness thing going for you and you speak my language. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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      Amy L. Tarr 5 years ago from Home

      Decluttering is huge. I've been trying to get rid of alot of my stuff too. I've sold some, donated the rest. It really frees your mind up. We live in a culture of excess but no one is any happier than anyone else so obviously things don't make you happy...they only complicate your life.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      These are all great ideas, and I had plans to do the first four this weekend. I'll definitely add the fifth idea to the list - listen to motivational speakers.

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      laadhy 5 years ago from Maldives- The Paradise on Earth

      wow..great hub


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