Your quality of life comprises the sum of your happiness, health, vitality, and well-being in all areas of your life. Improving your quality of life means boosting your wellness in one or more areas to improve your overall satisfaction and happiness. Here are our top ten tips for improving your quality of life.
#10. Get plenty of exercise and walk every day.
Walking 10,000 steps each day has been shown to yield positive results not just in your physical health, but in your mental and emotional well-being, too. Regular exercise improves your circulation, helps your heart and brain stay healthy, keeps your muscles strong, improves your outlook and mood, and can help you stay vital for many years to come. Get plenty of exercise every day to enjoy your life and improve your well-being.
#9. Meditate daily.
Daily meditation is an opportunity for you to check in with yourself, review how you are feeling, and become aware of lingering problems or issues. Meditation is a wonderful practice for encouraging mindfulness, which
teaches you to live in the moment. All of these enhance your emotional, spiritual, and mental wellness as well as contribute to reducing your stress, which is always good for your health.
#8. Keep learning.
Continuous learning engages your mind, keeps you cognitively healthy, helps you achieve new goals, and educates you about relevant topics. Learning should continue throughout your life, and it’s a great way to meet new people and enhance your existing relationships, too.
#7. Get outside.
Spending time outside is great for your well-being and quality of life. Being in the sunshine gives your body the necessary Vitamin D to support healthy functions. Fresh air lowers your stress level. Being under the open sky helps you gain perspective on life. Spending time in nature has been shown to significantly improve mood and enhance overall well-being.
#6. Connect to others.
Being connected to others through strong, healthy relationships improves your quality of life in many ways. Friends can offer comfort and support, talking with others helps you feel connected and hopeful, being in a relationship improves your health, and having strong family ties can help you live longer. Commit to your relationships to enhance your life and be happier.
#5. Learn to manage your time.
If you want to feel more productive and less stressed, learning how to manage your time can help. Time management can help you accomplish goals and achieve your dreams, and when you can effectively manage your time, others know they can depend on you to fulfill your commitments. Time management leads to ending bad habits like yielding to distractions, procrastination, and being chronically late.
#4. Get enough sleep.
Too many of us neglect a vital part of our health, which is getting enough sleep. You need at least seven hours of sleep a night to recharge, repair damage to your cells and tissues, process what you learned into long-term memory, and be ready to tackle the next day. Sleep deprivation affects your ability to think, reason, control emotions, and remain positive.
#3. Take risks.
Stepping out of your comfort zone to take risks is a way to achieve your dreams, build confidence, work toward difficult goals, and learn new things. Taking risks is a necessary part of learning, growth, and change.
#2. Know your dreams.
Knowing what makes you happy in life helps you identify goals, align your behaviors with your beliefs, and feel satisfied with your life. When you are unclear about what you are trying to accomplish, it becomes difficult to manage expectations and attain happiness. Get clear on your dreams, and you will enjoy a higher quality of life.
#1. Get inspired.
There is so much in this world that is inspiring. Find what motivates you, seek it out, and use it to push you toward your dreams. Inspiration can come from other people, nature, art, or just about anything. Surround yourself with inspiring images, words, and friends, and you’ll have the confidence to accomplish anything you want.
Daily meditation is an opportunity for you to check in with yourself, review how you are feeling, and become aware of lingering problems or issues.
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Wishing You Peace To Your Mind, Wellness To Your Body and Tranquility To Your Spirit.
Rochel Marie Lawson, RN, AHP, CMS
The Queen of Feeling Fabulous
Hostess of The Blissful Living Show
Founder of Blissful Living 4 U