If there was one desire people shared in this world, it would be to live a meaningful and powerful life. People don’t want to be unknown and meaningless, they want significance. That’s why today I will be presenting 7 easy ways to improve your life.
One interesting idea that has circulated in my mind lately, is that there must be a way to improve a mundane life; there must a way to improve our lives now, not later.
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If you relate to me even in the slightest, the thought of improving myself or changing is a bit scary. The idea of doing things differently automatically seems like way too large a task.
Hopefully, this list will give you ideas on some very simple ways to shape your life into the amazing one you deserve. With that, let’s get right into this.
7 Easy Ways To Improve Your Life:
1. Schedule Time For Yourself Every Week
It should go without saying, “All work and no play, wrecks your day”.
All jokes aside, this really is one of the primary reasons people struggle to cope with the problems of life. They are going through their day upset. Upset that they are going to go to bed again without spending any time for themselves!
One could argue that we work towards our future, but without recreation, we are unintentionally telling our subconscious that we work for tomorrow, not for today.
Don’t Work For Tomorrow, Work For Today
If we don’t prepare for tomorrow, we are fools, but if we don’t live for today, are we really living? I think this is a valid question. If we only do what I necessary for our livelihoods, but don’t take time for pleasure, one has to question the kind of lifestyle we are creating.
Are we going to enjoy ourselves only when we have achieved out goals? What happens when you find yourself working on your success without the results you desire? Are you not going to enjoy yourself for a whole year?
On the other hand, there is such a thing as delayed gratification.
Delayed Gratification Vs. Weekly “Me Time”
I’m not talking about being reckless. Don’t mistake my meaning here. I’m not talking about Not being patient or waiting to do something. A good example of this would be when you want to go see a movie or go to the theme park. That is “Delayed Gratification”.
What I’m against is “Weekly Me Time”. The idea that once or twice a week I finally get to do something for myself. This is generally on the weekends or whenever I’m not working at my 9-5.
Again, you can’t count on tomorrow, only today. Schedule that weekly time for yourself, but also spend time with yourself! Doesn’t have to be crazy either.
2. Express Gratitude For Everyday
It is also a very good idea to start expressing gratitude for what you have in your life. Whether you believe in God or not doesn’t matter. Showing gratitude to God, or thanking the forces that have brought you the blessings in your life are incredibly important.
Mainly so that you can keep things in perspective on a daily basis. It is very easy for someone like myself who is seeking more wealth or financial stability to lose sight on what I already have.
This can leave me bitter and unfulfilled if I am constantly seeking, and never appreciating what I have.
3. Keep Your Room Tidy, Have A Personal Retreat
Books like “Make Your Bed” are incredibly useful on this topic. The idea of making the simple things an ongoing habit can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful life.
Don’t believe me? Never clean your house and after a month the conditions will be practically unlivable. The same goes for your personal growth. If you let yourself go and don’t continue to make progress towards your goals, you won’t recognize yourself after a while… and not in a good way.
People who make it a priority to hold themselves at a good standard and who don’t accept the mediocre will always excel. As T. Harv Eker says, “How you do anything is how you do everything”.
4. Do What You Enjoy, Express Yourself
While many believe you can’t make a living doing what you enjoy without sacrifice, this is simply not true. There are many ways to not only make a living by doing what you enjoy, but there are numerous ways to become financially free through a passion you have.
Granted, some forms of investing or business may be more lucrative than others, but many “vehicles” have the potential to be scaled… as does the earning potential. It’s all about numbers and outsourcing.
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The idea that you have to wait till retirement to enjoy your life or build something around your passions simply isn’t true.
5. Spend Time Each Month With Family & Friends
I watched a very interesting show the other day. On one of the episodes, near the end of the season, the main protagonist is conflicted about staying with her family or moving back to her previous residence, far away.
This appears innocent on the cover, but she had just discovered that her previous life was one composed of lies. Despite the fact that her previous life wasn’t real, she wanted to go back because it was a “good” life. She and her son were happy.
But after she realized the truth, only after going through extreme heartache and loss did she discover how that life was only blissful with ignorance.
When she no longer had her family, she felt that she had lost everything, and spent every waking moment trying to get back.
Thankfully this was very much a “It’s a Wonderful Life” type of ending for her, in that she made it back to them.
Family Cannot Be Replaced
I know this is a bit cliche, but I think the point is relevant. Not everyone grows up in a great family, not everyone has adult role models in the house. But for those who have a half-decent home with people who love them, I believe treasuring these individuals important.
Family can enrich your life, and you add to your family’s.
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