50 Ways To Improve Your Quality Of Life Part 2
Be engaging, and allow yourself to be engaged by those who inspire you and encourage you. Allow life to pull you into its whirlpools, its mysteries and you will learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible.
27. Question Yourself
Don’t be afraid to stop what you’re doing and ask whether you are happy, healthy, and safe in the life you have right now. If not address the issues.
28. Commit To Vegetables
Commit to eating three portions of fruit and five portions of vegetables each day.
29. Drink More Water
Put down the soda can, walk on by fruit cocktails on the grocery store shelves, and instead drink water. Thirsty? Drink water. Reaching for another sugary beverage? Drink water.
30. Plan Your Meals
There are plenty of benefits to meal planning. Not only does it help you plan your shopping list, it makes budgeting easier, and it provides you with the opportunity to stay focused on eating better. Organize your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
31. Keep A Food Diary
Keeping track of everything that you eat will help you identify your weak spots, whether it’s a specific food item or a certain time of day, you tend to get off track.
Exercise every day – there are a few ways you can boost your physical activity. You can track your steps and promise yourself getting in at least 10,000 steps daily. Or, you can cycle to work, go to the gym, or join a local sports team.
33. Everything Has A Home
We often underestimate how frustrating it can be living in clutter. So, live by a few rules – put it away, hang it up, pick it up. Make sure everyone else in your home knows the rules and sticks to them, you’ll be surprised at how big a difference it makes.
34. Stop Tolerating
Look at all of the things and people in your life that you tolerate. Maybe they are just annoying or worse yet, are really infringing on your mental health, peace, serenity and wellbeing. Get rid of them! Eliminate all that does not support your light.
35. Be Inspired
Allow yourself to be inspired. Seek out sources of inspiration, like minded people who think and feel the same way, who are focused on the same goals or who have walked the same path before you. This can inspire you to maximize your potential and soar to the greatest heights.
36. Record Your Inner Dialogue
We often don’t realize what our self-talk is doing to us, so keep a record of what’s going on so that you can improve it. How often do you put yourself down, feel inadequate, thinking critically of others, and your positive thoughts, too. Once you know your thought patterns, you can start to change them for the better.
37. Learning Something New Every Day
Whether it’s the capital of a country, you didn’t know existed, the name of a bird you saw perching outside the window of your office or the name of a song. Go out of your way to learn something new every single day.
Sometimes laughter happens naturally, but other times you need to go out of your way to make it happen. So, go look at websites that provide you with jokes, read the funny pages, catch an episode of your favorite sitcom.
39. Feed Your Mind
With positive words, images, and thoughts – make sure they are consistent with your core values and your goals.
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40. Your Loved Ones
Whether it’s your partner or your children – find something positive about them each day and write it down.
41. Make A Scrapbook
Take those positive comments, create a scrapbook with them and other memories, and give it to your partner.
42. Social Connections
Make a date with a friend at least once a week.
43. Think First
When someone upsets you, take a moment to think before you react.
44. Actively Listen
Whether it’s at work or at home, make a point of actively listening to the people around you.
45. Stop Comparing
Don’t worry about what other people are doing or what they have.
46. Spend Time Outside
Whether it’s walking to work or just enjoying a few minutes in the park, spend time outdoors.
Sing to the sky, sing to the earth, sing to your children, sing to your friends, sing to yourself, and sing until your heart’s content. Singing has a tremendous ability to ground us, and at the same time give our minds a break from habitual thought patterns. It is freeing, and a beautiful way to express yourself.
Reach out, reach within. Reach to the highest height and the deepest depths. Explore every aspect of yourself by reaching for your goals and pushing your reach further and further each time. You never know, if you try hard enough, you might just reach your destination.
49. Manage Stress
Understand how best to manage your stress levels, stress kills and destroys your peace of mind and physical health.
50. Live your life to the fullest!
Do you ever stop to think how short life is? In the blink of an eye, we are here and then we are gone. How do you want to spend this short time? True fulfilment can and does only come from honest and genuine insight into the fundamental nature of your own self and your own reality. And in simple terms, fulfilment is key to living life to the fullest.
Therefore, the appropriate response to the question, ‘How Do I Live Life To The Fullest?’ is ‘What Is Your Idea Of A Full Life?.’ We must always bring ourselves back to finding the deepest and most fundamental meaning of fullfilment, because that is our quest – to live life to its fullest.
Living life to the fullest, means you get everything out of life that you possibly can, whatever that might mean to you. Once you realize this meaning in your own life, then you can make a plan on how you will get there, after all, there are no results without action.
You can read part 1 of this article HERE