No of our lives are perfect. Everyone has room for improvement. Many people think it’s hard to improve their life. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to do anything drastic to improve your life. Just do these simple things and your life will change for the better!
1. Make a daily list of 3 things you’re grateful for
Taking time to write down what you’re grateful for reminds you of what you already have. Chances are you will find that what you already have many of the things you want!
2. Break a sweat every day
It doesn’t matter how you do it – walking, jogging, gardening, lifting weights, or sex. Just do it! Being active daily is not only incredibly good for your body, it’s also good for your mental health!
3. Spend 5 minutes cleaning every day
Nobody likes to clean. I get it. But, in just 5 minutes, you can hang clothes, throw away trash, clean counters, sweep, and put things where they belong.
Cleaning just a little every day is much better than taking the time to do a huge cleaning on the weekend. And, it will give you more free time on the weekend to have fun!
4. Look people in the eye when you talk to them
Maintaining eye contact is easy to do when you’re listening to someone, but try doing it when you speak as well. Looking someone in the eye builds confidence and helps build a connection between you and the person you’re talking to. It also makes you appear more trustworthy, self-aware, and self-assured.
5. Only do one thing at a time
Multi-tasking is over-rated. By focusing on more than one task at once, we accomplish less and feel more stressed. Sometimes multi-tasking is inevitable, like when you’re a parent or an elementary school teacher (or really anyone who deals with small children), but most of the time it’s unnecessary.
6. Show some kindness to yourself
Maybe this means limiting how often you criticize yourself, learning that it’s okay if you can’t please everyone all the time or that everyone makes mistakes. Think about it. Are you kind to yourself? If not, try to pinpoint why and when this occurs, then do your best to actively offer yourself compassion and kindness.
7. Talk to a loved one
Don’t stress out about setting aside an hour of your day to catch up with your sister or best friend.
Instead, opt for a quick five-minute call to say hi, ask what’s going on, or wish them luck for an important project or event. A few minutes of casual conversation with someone you care about lifts your spirits without taking up a lot of your time.