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With Valentine’s Day approaching everyone is talking about sweet things. And of course I love all things sweet as much as the next girl, but when I sat down to write this I started thinking about what really makes my life sweeter and how I could relay that to others. When I look back on the last few years, I can see a clear trend of my actions that have enriched my life and made it sweeter, and what hasn’t. Life is short so why not keep it sweet, right? So here is what I came up with:
Carve out technology free time with the people you love. This one is always hard for me because I try to pull the “but I need technology to record these moments” card when really I just end up scrolling Facebook. I remember hearing or reading somewhere though that it’s more important to put the phone down and have the memories with yourself in them than to be the one removed standing behind the camera. So put down the phone, turn off the TV, leave the camera behind, and really invest in spending time together!
But also make time for yourself. It’s so easy for me to forget to take care of myself. I’ll legit forget to shower or eat 3 meals a day because life is so crazy over here. And let me tell you – hangry and not smelling great is not the sweet way to live life. I find it easy to spending money on myself, but it’s more important to spend time on myself. To give myself the breaks from the kids that I need. Or if I’m missing the kids give myself the time I need with them. To shower and get ready in the mornings so I feel good about how I look. For the occasional massage or mani/pedi. When I invest this time in myself I notice that my life is exponentially more enjoyable and that’s the way it should be.
Shake it off. I’m a girl. There’s a good chance if you’re reading this you are as well. And lots of girls (not all) seem to thrive on negativity and drama. It’s just how things work in this world. But when you learn to not be like that life gets so so so so so much sweeter. When you learn to shake of drama and negativity and the people trying to pull you into it you free up time and energy to spread positivity and goodness in this world. Instead of holding onto anger, forgive easily and spread kindness. This is what makes the whole world sweeter.
Engage in random acts of kindness. Sometimes there doesn’t need to be a reason to do something nice. Text a friend you haven’t talked to in a while just to let them know you are thinking about them. Send a nice card to a family member. Pay for the coffee of the person behind you or hand out food to the homeless. Life is hard. Really hard. For everyone. Sometimes reaching out a helping hand and doing something just because you can to brighten someone’s day is the sweetest thing there is.
Candy Club. This makes life sweeter in the most literal sense of the word. I have a total sweet tooth and indulge in some candy every single day, and always love trying new ones. So why not treat myself to something special, and try something new, in a fun box that comes every month. (It’s also a great gift to give in a random act of kindness like I talked about above). Candy Club is the Premier Candy of the Month Club which delivers your favorite candy’s, as well as hidden gems, to your doorstep each month. It allows you to go in and choose which candies you will receive and has an awesome selection of the best candies around. I loved being able to select one that I knew I loved, and then try 2 new candies that sounded perfect for me, and they sure were! I loved having a day brightened by receiving my box at my front door, and getting to sweeten every day afterwards with some of these delicious treats! It’s a great ‘just because’ thing to do either for yourself, or to gift to someone else! Use my link here to save an extra $15 off your first box!
Now I’d love to hear from you! What have you found that makes your life sweeter? And what’s your favorite candy?!? Let me know below!