Simple Ways to Optimize Your Life

Making small sustainable changes to your life creates a positive habit and will allow you to live your life to the fullest. Sometimes we think we don’t have the time to implement change. Or life is too crazy or stressful. The best part about these tips is they are small and simple; a step by step process. Believe me, my life is nuts as a busy working mama I like to keep things super simple too. If you’re anything like me, you could use a break from the action and some relaxation. So even before reading these super simple sustainable tools to optimizing your life, why not press pause for a second. Consider joining us for some much-needed R&R on September 12th at 8:30pm (or replay available to registrants) where we are gonna relax together in Finding Calm in the Chaos.

Once you feel calmer, more relaxed, and less stressed, you really can start to optimize your life!

Here are 6 SIMPLE ways to optimize your life right now:


  • Make eating a pleasurable experience. Begin each meal by looking at your food, smelling it, and taking three to five deep breaths.

  • Chew your food well – 30 seconds per mouthful or more, until it becomes nearly liquid.

  • Notice and honor how your body reacts to different foods and eat what works for you – not what you think you should eat based on the media and other people.


  • Focus on the small things. Write down five things you’re grateful for every morning.

  • Do your best to be on good terms with people, especially your partner, parents, children, siblings, friends, and coworkers. Communicate with them regularly, either in person or via telephone or email.

  • Make amends. Write down who you’re on bad terms with or who you would avoid if you saw them and take action.

  • Celebrate what’s new and good in your life instead of dwelling on things that aren’t going well. From that place of gratitude, take action to improve your life one step at a time.


  • Increase your circulation. Scrub your entire body with a hot, damp washcloth in the morning and/or at night.

  • Allow your skin to breathe. Wear 100% cotton clothing as often as possible and avoid wearing synthetic clothing.

  • Use “clean” hygiene products. Avoid those that contain chemicals and artificial perfumes – put just as much effort into using clean products as you do in eating clean!

  • Allow your energy to circulate freely. Avoid wearing excessive jewelry – rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and piercings.


  • Preserve your energy. Give of yourself and your resources generously, but only from a place of true desire to serve and only when you have the energy to do so.

  • Honor negative emotions. Actively work through them so you can organically move on to a place of authentic positivity.

  • Enjoy life. Sing a happy song or dance to one of your favorite songs every day.

  • Develop a sense of humor. Keep things light. Relax your face and jaw.

  • Feel gratitude for your food. Take a minute to give thanks before and after every meal.

  • Create beautiful environments that support you. Maintain a positive attitude and enjoy the process of becoming healthier and happier every day.


  • Recharge yourself. Embrace daily quiet time: Pray, lie down quietly and take deep breaths, and/or meditate.

  • Enjoy physical movement. Include exercise as part of your daily life to boost your vitality and feel good in your body.

  • Experiment with different exercise styles to see what works for you. Try yoga, Pilates, martial arts, walking, running, bicycling, in-line skating, swimming, dancing, weight lifting, or a competitive sport.


  • Keep your home in good order, including the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, and living room. Your external environment is a reflection of your internal environment.

  • Freshen and enrich the oxygen content of the air. If possible, include large green plants in every room of your home and office.

  • Minimize technology time. Stay a good distance away from the television or computer screen when using them.

Need some help implementing these tools? Want more accountability in your life? Schedule a free Breakthrough Call with me and let’s get you on the path to success together!

Jessica Kishpaugh