by Taji Mortazavi
Be positive and cultivate optimism in your life! Focus on all the beautiful things around you and remind yourself of how many wonderful things you have in your life that you should be grateful for.
If right now you are not very satisfied with your life and you fear that nothing will improve in the future, just read on and discover a few very efficient ways to improve the quality of your life. Don’t worry; this is not such a hard thing to achieve! You don’t have to make important changes in your life in order to reach this goal, you’ll just have to take small actions every day, so you’ll be able to live your life to the fullest and enjoy all the wonderful things around you. Chris Matakas once said that, “The quality of your life is directly proportional to the positive effect you have on others’ lives,” and he couldn’t be more right! Here are a few very simple, yet extremely efficient ways to significantly improve the quality of your life that you should consider, if you want to live a happier and more meaningful life:
1. SET GOALS
One of the most efficient things you can do to improve the quality of your life is to set some simple, realistic and specific goals that will help you focus on your plans and your future. This will also help you discover what you want in life and those goals will constantly remind you of what really matters for you and what you need to do to fulfill all your dreams.
Try to meditate for at least ten minutes every day and see how much the quality of your life will improve! Just spend some time daily alone with your thoughts, then simply empty your mind and focus on your breathing. This will help you relax and you will manage to forget about all those worries and negative thoughts that always bother you.
3. CULTIVATE OPTIMISM
Be positive and cultivate optimism in your life! Focus on all the beautiful things around you and remind yourself of how many wonderful things you have in your life that you should be grateful for. A positive attitude will help you easily overcome all those obstacles you might encounter in your path and it will also significantly improve the quality of your life.
4. DO SOMETHING BOLD EVERY DAY!
Just man up and do something bold every day! It will make you feel more alive, plus you will realize that most of your fears are not grounded and that sometimes, you are the one who stands in the way of your happiness. Just step out of your comfort zone, take some risks and leave your usual routine! For example, you could try talking to someone you wouldn’t normally talk to or you could start a project that you feel intimidated by.
5. LEARN SOMETHING NEW
Make a habit out of learning something new every day and see how much the quality of your life will improve. This way, you will be more informed, you will nourish your brain and your curiosity and you will learn new and interesting things that will make you feel more connected to what’s going on around you.
Celebrate, as often as you can, all the wonderful things that happen in your life! Reward yourself for your small victories and find joy in the little things. Molly Mahar, life coach, said that, “Celebrating is a wonderful way to share love with others and incorporate more play into our lives,” and she couldn’t be more right! Just celebrate with traditions, with small thank you notes, with big evenings out with your friends, with surprises or even with time spent with the ones you love. There’s plenty to choose from; you just have to allow yourself to have fun every once in a while and to enjoy all the wonderful things in your life.
7. LOVE YOURSELF
In my opinion, this is definitely one of the most important things you should do to improve the quality of your life! Learn to love and accept yourself just the way you are, with all your qualities and flaws. Don’t be so hard on yourself and treat your body with respect and care. Eat and sleep right, exercise and relax. Do things you enjoy every day and allow yourself to be happy!
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