Are you living a comfortable life? A healthy one? A successful one? If your answer is yes to all those three questions, congrats, you’re a perfect human being. But you probably didn’t answer yes to all three, because you will have to compromise somewhere. Most successful people don’t live comfortably and there are some who value health over taking risks to succeed.
So, how do you strike the perfect balance among the three? The key is to constantly do the simple things in the most efficient way. Stuff like drinking water and expressing gratitude may seem inconsequential, but it’s the little things that inexorably improve your quality of life. Here are the 13 surefire ways to improve your life by improving the simple things!
1. Drink more water.
Water is important to our physical well-being. Without it we’d be literally dead. People however don’t drink water too often and prefer sodas and other sweetened drinks. The next time you get thirsty, don’t opt for a soda, go for water instead.
2. Practice and express gratitude.
When you’re thankful and you verbally express such gratitude, people will see you as a kinder, gentler person that is able to reach out to others.
3. Wake up with the sun.
If you’re a morning person, studies show that you’re more proactive and you’re able to do jobs and tasks better and more efficiently than others. So go chase that worm, you early bird!
4. Learn to forgive others.
Our egos sometimes prevent us from letting stuff go, and that’s why we hold grudges every time someone wrongs us. When you hold a grudge, you’re only hurting yourself. Forgive and all the pain and heartache that you feel will go away.
5. Declutter your space.
A clear and clean space is a sign of a well-organized mind. Don’t hoard things you don’t need and arrange stuff so that they make sense to you a little bit more.
6. Know when to speak up and when to stay quiet.
In the age of social media, people are too eager to speak up and be heard. Because of this, the ability to know when to speak up and when to stay quiet is now seen as a very useful skill. When you don’t talk all the time, people will take you more seriously once you finally do.
7. Write on a journal.
This simple act of journaling has the ability to change your life by providing you with clarity and organization, which in turn, aids you in manifesting your dreams and desires.
8. Eliminate negative energies.
Do not allow negative energies and individuals to get inside your personal space. You do this by unfriending negative people on your social media accounts, by choosing to pay attention to positive news, and by doing things that will benefit others.
9. Pay attention.
When you’re in a conversation with someone, pay close attention. Don’t just listen so that you can respond, listen so that you may understand.
10. Cleanse yourself from the inside out.
Having a clean body is not just something that is interior – it can also mean cleansing yourself from the inside. Choose the right diet, get proper exercise and eliminate the consumption of high-cholesterol food.
11. Embrace change.
Change is always daunting and can be hard to overcome, but as they all say, it will happen sooner or later. So embrace it as it comes and mold your life around these changes. Don’t try to fight them.
12. Learn to laugh at situations that will normally make you angry.
There are many situations in life that we cannot control, and sometimes these situations make us very angry and agitated. What you can control however, is how you react to these situations. So instead of being angry, laugh! It’s the best medicine after all, right?
13. Go for it! Take a risk.
Oh man, if you never take a risk, your life will be a myriad of maybes and what ifs.