Why It’s Important To Enjoy The Simple Things In Life

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There is no denying that we have all grown to love the simple things in life right now. Those family walks, a simple conversation with a friend or loved ones, and doing things like eating out and seeing new places (well, maybe not right now due to Covid but those are certainly two things we enjoy doing as a family).

The things we once, perhaps, took for granted. Sometimes we can still get stressed about daily life with work deadlines and general life admin and chores taking over. However, it is more important than ever before to take a step back and enjoy the simple things.

But how can you do it?

Here are some suggestions to help.

Enjoying your favourite foods

One of the first things to think about would be enjoying some of your favourite foods. It might be heading to your favorite restaurants and ordering a pizza, or taking time out to enjoy a philly cheesesteak while you are out and about.

You may not have been able to do all of the things you usually would have done with food in the last few months, and there is nothing quite like allowing someone to cook your favorite foods for you.

A walk in fresh air

Many of us will have done a lot more walking recently, but as simple as it is, there is nothing that quite beats that feeling of fresh air on your skin and how it can give you a clear head.

If you have explored your local area extensively, why not head somewhere new and enjoy some new surroundings? Walking is really good for your mental health as well as helping you to stay active. 


There is no denying that we can all feel great when we exercise, and it is often a simple thing to do. You can choose to head out for a walk or a run locally, or even do a workout at home. It doesn’t require expensive memberships or anxiety about how you look in the gym environment, just taking exercise can have you feeling so much better.

A change in lifestyle

Your lifestyle can have a huge impact on how you feel, and making simple changes to your habits and routines can make a difference. It might be getting up earlier or heading to bed at a decent time. Maybe eating better or exercising more frequently. Making some simple changes can have a positive effect on your productivity, energy levels, and mindset.

Focusing on your mindset

Finally, making time to focus on your mindset can be a great thing to do. It is simple but it likely to be one of the most impactful things you can do in your day-to-day life. It could be that you take time to journal or feel grateful for the things you have in your life.

Maybe it is meditation or taking a few minutes to do something nice for you. Lastly, it might be time to focus on your thoughts and thinking positively. Having a better outlook on life.

Let’s hope these tips help you to enjoy the simple things in life.

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Until next time, thank you for reading.

Helen, Nial and Lewis.


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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