As a Life Made Delicious Connector (#LMDConnector), I’ve been sharing easy recipes, tips and offers to help make your life a little more delicious. After all, would you rather “live to eat” or “eat to live”? Place me firmly in the former camp, sister.
But other than whipping up a tasty new treat (we tried the Asian Soup Bowl With Chicken two nights ago – quite yum!) what are some of the other ways you work at making your life delicious? Do you make time for yourself, spend more time with your family, or perhaps simply enjoy the finer things in life? Or are you on the flip side – constantly trying to inject that “wow” factor into your day?
Here are some ways I strive to find – and keep – deliciousness in life:
1) Be delicious. Everyone loves a yummy mummy! I’m not the prettiest, thinnest or wittiest mom; nor do I pretend to be (*cough* Gwyneth Paltrow), but I do subscribe to the Rule of Halfsies: think about how much time you spent getting ready in high school. Then, take about half that time to make yourself pretty today. I find that way too many moms abandon their primping rituals altogether (I see all you Ponytail Pattys!) when really, it only takes 5 minutes to feel 10 times more confident and pulled together.
No one should ever be able to say in a surprised voice, “You look great!”. If they can, you don’t look great often enough.
2) Think delicious thoughts. As a diagnosed OCD’er, it’s all too easy for me to fall into a vicious cycle of negative thoughts. (So that’s my excuse, what’s yours?) Yes, I know, sometimes life sucks. But it sucks at times for everyone. Keeping positive (delicious) thoughts leads to positive actions. Now that I’m a mom, I find myself taking the high road much more often, especially since leading my life by example is an expectation – not an option.
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” ~Mary Engelbreit
3) Surround yourself with delicious people. There are people in your life who want nothing but the best for you. Recognize who these peeps are and hold on to them. Tightly. Because the truth is, you’re bound to meet a lot of haters along the way. And it’s a two-way street: make sure to act deliciously towards others, for people will remember kindness far easier than shortcomings. People who concentrate on shortcomings aren’t delicious; they’re envious.
People hate you when you’re relevant. I’d much rather be relevant than anonymous.
4) Cook delicious food. Life is too short to survive on rice cakes and carrot sticks. Not that I’m proposing a high fat, indulgent diet; but eating well – and deliciously – can be incorporated into everyone’s lifestyle! I’ve been an LMDConnector for almost a year now, and after checking out recipes on a weekly basis, I can certifiably say they’re EASY. And yummy, of course. So no matter what your skill level in cooking, you can create savoury, mouth watering dishes that will have your family thinking you’re a homemade hero. In fact, they have over 200 easy dinner recipes that can be made from start to finish in under 30 minutes.
Now THAT’s Life Made Delicious.
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Words can't describe how much I love this post. Thanks Lena, needed a yummy mummy check!
You rock. That is all.
You gals rock too. Hugs!
I make my life delicious by reading inspirational posts like this. I like how you always tell it like it is.
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
Everything about this post is delicious!!!;)
Great blog Lena! You really do rock.
I also wanted to say I really liked this line – Keeping positive (delicious) thoughts leads to positive actions. I think there are far too many people who spend time dwelling on negative thoughts and emotions and this comes out in their daily life. I agree we should all try to be positive not just for us but for children too as they look up to us.
Thanks for the great feedback all!
You make me hungry!
Okay, you made me want to cook now! Haven't wanted to do that for the past year since baby born. Thanks for the tips and link to their site!Joywww.PardonMyPoppet.com/PipSqueaksPip Squeaks from the Mummy-verse
Great post Lena! – well said!