25 Tips To Improve Your Wellbeing & Quality of Life
If you're looking for some useful tips that will make your life easier, more fulfilling, and better in general then we believe these straightforward suggestions may lead you on the right path towards a simpler lifestyle.
What is the meaning of wellbeing?
If you only read the dictionary definition, it states that well-being is "the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous." but this is a rather shallow and simplistic definition that leaves more than meets the eyes, shall we say.
However the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has a more complete definition.
"Good living conditions (e.g., housing, employment) are fundamental to well-being. However, many indicators that measure living conditions fail to measure what people think and feel about their lives, such as the quality of their relationships, their positive emotions and resilience, the realization of their potential, or their overall satisfaction with life—i.e., their “well-being.”1, 2 Well-being generally includes global judgments of life satisfaction and feelings ranging from depression to joy." - Center for Disease Control & Prevention
In the Journal of Experimental Psychology, they discuss how:
"Pursuing happiness in an individualistic culture like the United States may be defined in highly self-oriented ways, whereas happiness in collectivist cultures found in regions such as East Asia may be defined in terms of social engagement." - Journal of Experimental Psychology
How's Life? Report by the OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). This is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives.
They found that in OECD countries (37 countries members), more people are reporting higher life satisfaction than a few years ago but many feel disconnected. I out 11 people say they don't have relatives or friends they can count on for help. And the problem is worse among older generations.
It also states that studies on 7 countries show that we are spending half an hour less per week socializing. And 7% of people in OECD countries report very low life satisfaction. The OECD How's Life Report noticed that people have more disposable income than a decade ago, they are more likely to have jobs and feel more safely in the streets. But median household is falling. Countries where wellbeing is highest are generally the ones where inequalities are lowest. - OECD"s "How"s Life?" Report
As they state, it has become evident that countries need to work on developing policies that reconnect with our well-being. And typically, countries who invest a lot in social programs like France, Canada, Ireland, Norway, the UK tend to do better toward the attainment of our well-being.
How's Life in These Countries - Key Findings By Country
25 Best Tips To Improve Your Wellbeing
Here are the best tips we gathered for you to easily improve your quality of life without any costly therapy, LOL Doing these simple things will make a huge positive impact on how you feel.
1. Get Rid of the Clutter in Your Life
Sometimes, the complications in your life get the best of you and create unnecessary distractions. A clutter-free life is like a wardrobe that has been given an extensive spring cleaning;
2. Eliminate Any Source of Stress
Identify the things that create stress in your life, deal with them and find solutions. If you hate public speaking and have to conduct a sales meeting every Monday, perhaps invite 1-2 employees to participate with the topic of the day and have them share the floor with you, let them discuss a case study or discuss the highlights of their previous week.
3. Do things that make you happy that are fun
The secret to happiness is simple: find things that make you happy or motivate you and do them. I'm sure you can easily take a few minutes and come up with your favorite hobbies, activities that are fun for you. We all need some down time away from our professional obligations.
4. "Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher" - Oprah Winfrey
Positive people are always motivating and inspire us to do greater things. As we associate with these types of individuals, it becomes more difficult to be around those who produce negative vibes. If you want the best in life then surround yourself with positive influencers!
5. Set yourself some goals to attain to stay motivated, avoid the status quo
"Setting goals for myself is so important. I always feel like the hardest part of my day is whenever I don't have a goal to work towards." "It's easy when we're busy, but it can get tough if you find yourself idle and without anything to do." "My point being that setting goals will keep me motivated and active in order to achieve them!"
6. Always remain curious & open minded
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
7. "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are" - Marylin Monroe
The sooner you accept yourself for who you are the better chance that your strengths will shine through. And more time will be freed up to focus on what makes YOU unique!
8. "If you constantly dwell on the past that's where you end up living" - Simon Weston
What's done is done, it's yesterday's news and there is nothing you can that will change anything about it. So why are we still talking about it? Look at the bright future ahead, on the endless opportunities.
"Every second you dwell on the past you steal from your future. Every minute you spend focusing on your problems you take away from finding your solutions. - Robin Sharma
9. Take Daily Risks
If you want to break out of your comfort zone, it's time to take some risks.
Risks are a big part of any life worth living and if you're waiting for the perfect opportunity, chances are that will never happen. It may feel like taking on risks is scary or even impossible but I think if we can just get comfortable with being uncomfortable-if only in small doses at first-, then eventually things might start feeling more natural over time.