IMG_3305If you’re like me, the current state of our country may have left you wondering how you can do more. I’ve talked before about empowering yourself through style and how to communicate with style and grace in tough times, and today I’m sharing a list of how you can do one thing a day to make a difference.

I’ve been doing this lately and it’s amazing how much better and more proactive it makes me feel. Here’s my formula.

Every week, think about four or five things that matter most to you–be it self-care, a cause, calling a senator, finding a new volunteer opportunity–whatever’s important to you, write it down. It doesn’t matter if it’s a little thing, because sometimes the little things are incredibly important–like being kind to your neighbor, creating positive energy, empowering others or telling family or friends that you love them.

Then make a list and choose one thing to do each day. It’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to do everything, so working in bite-sized pieces and spreading out the love over the week makes this totally manageable. All that matters is doing the best you can each and every day. And it will pay off in spades, I promise.

Maybe you had a tough day but you helped a stranger at the supermarket or bought a homeless woman a meal. Maybe you’re having a brilliant day, but you still made time to stop and smell the roses.  Do one thing a day.  Consciously think about it. Acknowledge it, mark it in your 2017 calendar. I’m making this world a better place book and continue to put good energy into the world.