‘Life is short’ is a common phrase we hear. When those words get thrown around, it is mostly to encourage people to live their best lives. However, sometimes, we are so consumed with our professional and social life that we forget to ‘live’.
What people call a life well lived is subject to debate. We all have different aspirations, visions, and ambitions. For some ‘the good life’ is all about gaining career success. For others, it is all about taking care of their family. Despite these differences in opinions, there are some basic and simple ways to improve your quality of life.
Let us delve into specifics
- Take care of your body
Unfortunately, several people tend to neglect their bodies, thinking they are too busy. As much as we advocate for productivity there comes a time when being too productive can harm the body. Fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, and poor hygiene are some of the detrimental effects of neglecting the body.
If you tend to spend a lot of time on the computer screen and having eyesight problems, it is a great idea to see an ophthalmologist and consider a restore eye care treatment. If you are suffering from fatigue, it is best to take a few days off to ensure your body recovers. No matter how hard you want to achieve your ambitions, compromising your body is not worth it.
Exercises have a significant impact on the overall well-being of an individual. It also has a positive impact on your physical and mental health. Not only does it cause a much-needed weight loss in overweight individuals, but it also produces feel-good hormones that go a long way in alleviating stress and warding off depression.
Exercising does not mean spending hours on end in the gymnasium running on the treadmill and doing strength-training exercises. A simple evening walk or jog is also a great way to maintain fitness levels.
- Be optimistic
Life has a way of pushing us down. It comes with challenges and unprecedented hurdles. However, to ensure you enjoy the quality of life, the importance of being optimistic cannot be over-emphasized.
Being optimistic sends signals to the brain that allows us to be creative and cultivate productivity. It is also a great way to improve self-esteem even when the going gets tough.
If, for instance, you are at a point in your life when your optimism is slowly dwindling off, talk to someone who will be offer encouragement.
- Create ‘me time’
As much as life is busy, we all need to create leisure time. True to the words ‘Work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, we need to find time outside our professional life to do the little things we love like engaging in sports, going on a vacation, and spending time with family. Not only will such activities be a great stress reliever, but they also improve our moods, allow us to unwind, and relax. Come time to go back to work, you will have a morale boost and your productivity levels will be sky-high.