We’d all like to know “the secret” for how to live longer. Turns out, it’s not much of a secret after all. Do these things and you will live a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.
No matter what goals you have set for yourself in life, you have to be committed. It's through responsibility that you'll keep on making the enhancements expected to better yourself. Regardless of whether it's taking a risk on propelling a startup, getting a rec center enrollment to enhance your physical prosperity, or taking a cooking class as you turn into a chef, commitment is what drives us all to become more successful.
Don’t Focus On Material Things
Don’t fall for material things because they all begin to fade. There are better things to pursue like love, peace, and happiness. Life is more than just money!
Love the life you have, and it will get even better. Gratitude — the basic demonstration of being grateful — enlists as positive thinking in your cerebrum. Each time you have considerations or offer expressions of thanks, you're inclining your cerebrum to pick hopeful musings all the more often.
To become more appreciative, keep an appreciation diary. This is an uncommon journal where you spend a few minutes consistently recording things you're thankful for. You’ll probably find that this practice trains you to be on the lookout for things to write down, and you may surprise yourself by discovering just how much you have to be thankful for.
Stop Negative Thinking
A negative mind will never give you a positive life. Stop thoughts that are limiting and self-defeating like “I can’t do that“ or “I’m not good enough." Don’t believe everything you think. Negative and pessimistic thinking is unhelpful and will keep you away from accomplishing your objectives and more noteworthy self-assurance. Use words that are positive and motivating. In the beginning, it may be hard, but the more you frequently send positive messages to yourself, the better you will feel.
Have a Backup Plan
You never know when the unexpected is going to happen, but when it does happen, you’re surrounded by chaos. Being prepared for the worst case scenario can at least make things a whole lot less chaotic.
Make Time for Friends and Family
Ask 100 people what’s the most important thing in their life and “family and friends” will be the number one answer for most. The problem is it’s easy to get caught up in the trivial moments of day-to-day life and lose track of what’s important to us. Even if you’re crazy busy, block out time on your schedule to spend with family and friends. Spending time with them is what makes life worth living. Don’t lose track of your priorities in life, and your life will be a longer and happier one.
Research shows that experiences make us much happier than things. Even when activities and outings don’t turn out as perfectly as hoped, people will remember the good times, not the disappointments.
Spend Time With Nature
A park is fine, but the less manicured and the more “natural” the area the better. Pay attention to the sounds, sights, and smells. Discover five things that are sufficiently abnormal to delineate for somebody, and take photographs or recordings.
Many people have Seasonal Affective Disorder, as they become depressed during months with little sunshine. Regardless of whether you aren't tormented with S.A.D., you can be influenced by the absence of daylight. Go outside for at least 15 minutes; on a cold day, you can walk briskly and at least get some sun on your face. The sun helps your body produce vitamin D, which many people have a deficiency of.
Value Your Mistakes
How would we ever know we’ve done something wrong if we did not make mistakes? Further to that, how would we ever improve? Mistakes are gold in terms of personal growth, as they ensure we continually break a new ground by learning to do things a better way. If you feel like a failure every time something goes wrong, you must embrace a mistake as your new best friend. When all’s said and done, a little embarrassment along the path to success never hurt everyone. It serves to point the way towards the right direction.
Make Time for the People you Love
Our lives can get so chaotic that we miss out on spending time with the people we’re already in a relationship with. When was the last time you said more than "hi" and "bye" to your spouse? Your sibling? Your parents? Your best friends? Make time to schedule a lunch date with someone you care about. Put it on your calendar. No excuses.
There is so much going on that makes for a happy life. You just have to make the conscious decision to look for those things. If you feel that you don’t have a lot of happy aspects of your life, then use the list above to make happy things happen. It is a choice that you make on a daily basis.