The quality of your life depends on several factors like – how you are feeling emotionally, your physical health & eating habits, having clarity or a purpose in life etc. To live a better life you need to have a balance of all those things.
Having a balance makes it easier for you to enjoy a better life.
In this post, you will read about 11 practical ways you can improve and live a better life.
11 Ideas on How To Live a Better Life
1. Start your day with a positive vibe.
Improving the way you live one single day is the best way to live a better life. Once you try to improve how you will live your next day – you will be one step closer to living your best life.
Having a good start at the beginning of the day can help you feel inspired to make that day better.
The reason behind this is – normally when you do something good early in the day, you feel satisfied and you feel motivated to do excellent works throughout the day.
But if you have a bad start at the beginning of any day, your focus can get diverted. And it can take some time before you can concentrate fully on your work.
Dedicating 15 to 20 minutes of your morning time for meditation, yoga, stretching, home-workout can help you start your day in a better way.
“Drinking green tea in the morning will help you to boost your metabolism rate (if you like to burn some more calories then this can help.)”
2. Take control of your life.
If you want to live a better life – you have to take control of your own life.
“Well, no one is controlling me…so how do I take control of my life?”
Taking control means: You make yourself responsible for your actions, decisions and where you are in your life…
Developing this mindset will help you to live a life how you want to live. And work for things you want to accomplish in your life.
3. Be more happy & healthy to live a better life.
To enjoy your life to the fullest extent you need to maintain a healthy & fit body. Get used to doing some fitness activities for 20-30 minutes. It will help you to stay fit and healthy and active lifestyle.
Take care of your physical wellbeing to enjoy & live a better life. Maintaining a fit body gets easier when you reduce your fast food intake. You can read this post to know more about – how to stop eating junk food?
Prefer happiness and your health over anything else.
Because this will help you in the long run (to avoid burnouts and from other life problems).
4. Take smart decisions by making fewer decisions.
We can’t make many decisions in a day.
Yeah, anyone can argue about it… that they always make smart decisions.
But the real fact is:
When you take a lot of decisions together…there remains a high chance that some of them are not smart decisions.
You will make better decisions when you limit the number of decisions you make in a day.
By focusing on important things in your life you can make good choices and focus on things that matter most.
5. Detoxify your life by avoiding toxic people.
Nowadays a lot of people are talking about body detoxing. It works. No doubt there.
But its also important to detoxify your life from toxic people.
There can be occasions when you do need to be around them; maybe you work in the same company or they are your neighbour. But you need to remember (them) and spent less time with toxic peoples.
When you do that – instantly you clear a ton of negative energy from around you.
Avoiding toxic peoples and being more positive in life can help you to improve & live a better life.
6. Mix minimal and modern living.
Too much of one thing is never good.
Some people say – minimal lifestyle is best. But many can find it a bit unpractical.
The minimalism approach is good. But there is a misconception that you need to avoid every luxury (or things which you use less but makes your life easier).
If you like one or two luxury items and getting those makes you happy then don’t feel the necessity to avoid them for the sake of minimalism.
Example: Let’s say you like cars and watches. And spent a good amount of your money on them. If it makes you happy and gives you the motivation to achieve more success then don’t cut those from your life.
Just don’t try to get too much on board with (expensive) things that you like.
Some people from the start, try to go extreme minimalism and most of them fail just after a few months.
You don’t need to go extreme minimalism for 6 to 7 months by selling all your luxury items… And then after a year or so you feel you need some of them to make your life a little bit easier.
7. Plan and manage your time.
Everyone got 24 hours. However, some people get their things done on time and some don’t.
Generally, procrastination is the main culprit.
When we don’t allocate our time properly, we don’t see how much time we are spending on one thing.
Planning ahead and having a to-do list for the day can help you to easily keep track of things. Keeping your day organised is good for work-life balance & productivity. Spending your time wisely can help you to get more things done, lower your stress and improve your daily life.
8. Learn to manage your money and spend it wisely
Most humans have a bad habit of increasing their spending when they earn more.
This makes them buy stuff that they don’t need. And then to pay the bills they have to work more.
It’s normal that when you start earning a good amount of money you want to live a better lifestyle and improve your standard of living.
But that doesn’t mean you have to make your wallet cry.
When you buy an item, see what others are offering and choose the best deal (that’s good for your wallet and you.)
Example: You can buy a good quality tee shirt for $25-$40 and you can get another teeshirt for $480.
If you are paying that extra buck for the quality of the fabric then go ahead…but don’t if you are paying that extra amount because it’s a (luxury brand.)
When you improve your spending habits and invest that money properly then you don’t need to overwork. You can also get an hour or two extra sleep every day and enjoy your life better.
9. Choose which magazine you are reading.
There was a time when buying magazines made sense. Cause there was no internet and those are the main sources for interesting contents.
But today you have a bunch of options to digest the content you like. Nothing personal. Some mags are still good. They provide some amazing insights and value, buy them.
Just stop buying those who make you pay money to read ads. To write this section of the article I did a little check on some popular mags.
I found out that on average first 11 -15 pages of the mag is – only ads then you get – index, editorial and stories in details. And there are more ads in between those.
It makes sense to see some ads if the content is free for all. But when you are paying for it… ads don’t make sense.
10. Make self-wellness a priority.
When you are ill/not good; you don’t feel the energy to push forward and solve problems.
Even if you are working fine in life but partially unhealthy, you can’t use your full potential to make something great.
You have to improve your self-wellness habits if you want a healthy life, work-life balance, fewer health problems and anything which requires your decision and physical work.
11. Slow down.
Not everyone takes equal time – wait for the change.
You are progressing and getting fit as you started working out recently.
But you still feel like you are not getting enough improvement.
Perception. Its how you think a thing should be in your life. Often we do little from our side and look for an unrealistic result.
And when it doesn’t happen, we become upset.
This needs to change.
If you really want to start living a better life then you must give yourself enough time.
… It’s a Story of Two Painters …
One painter can paint 10 beautiful images per day.
And the other one takes one week to 15 days to paint a picture. A masterpiece.
The second painter can stress out by thinking about the other painter who paints 10 images in a day.
But the thing is fist painter can’t paint a masterpiece.
The point of the story: