Make Life More Magical.
Everyday life is naturally full of assorted challenges, frustrations, chores, and obligations that are not likely to feel too thrilling or engaging, most of the time.
But although there are a variety of different things in our everyday lives that might not feel like “peak experiences,” it is nonetheless the case that there are things that can be done, and ways of approaching normal situations, that can make the experience of everyday life a lot more magical than it would otherwise be.
Here are some things you can do to make everyday life more magical.
Embrace home cooking as an art to be mastered
There are many different ailments and health issues which are prevalent today primarily as a result of modern habits and trends – such as, for example, poor postural issues leading to joint pain which might warrant a consultation with a practice like www.kubemedical.co.uk.
Many, if not most, modern ailments, however, are directly connected to poor dietary practices such as an over reliance on processed foodstuffs, and the dubious attempt to make up for a mediocre diet with supplements.
By embracing home cooking as an art to be mastered and treated with love and attention, you can not only significantly improve your health, mood, and energy levels via more balanced nutrition, but you can also engage in a much more meaningful way with food in general.
One of the issues today that contributes to a sense of life being less rich and magical, is the simple fact that many features of our everyday lives, ranging from food to furniture, are mass-produced and feel almost artificial, in a way that a home baked loaf of bread, or an artisan hardwood chest of drawers doesn’t.
Begin thinking of your belongings in terms of “relationships” rather than “tools”
In the book, “The Master and His Emissary,” by psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist, the author looks at evidence that there are essentially two broad ways of perceiving the world, that seem to be correlated with different regions in the brain.
In short, one way of viewing the world involves seeing things through the lens of “tools,” and “things,” whereas the other way of viewing the world looks at things in terms of “relationships,” and implicit meaning.
Instead of thinking of your household belongings in terms of them simply being “things,” or “tools,” try to view them as meaningful objects with their own essence and maybe even personality.
Incidentally, this is similar to the Shinto-derived view advocated for by Japanese tidying guru Marie Kondo, who apparently greets her home warmly every time she returns from work or an outing.
Enrich your everyday life with good stories
A huge part of what gives life its richness, depth, and meaning, is the collection of fascinating stories that are to be found all around us.
If you want to have a more magical and meaningful experience of everyday life, be sure to enrich your everyday life experience with great tales, whether in the form of novels, captivating TV programmes and films, or shared personal anecdotes.
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