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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


Australia - Canada - United States - France - United Kingdom - Italy - Mexico - Russia


 

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.



10. Get met, it pays!


Get me, it pays! Socialize and meet new people. You never know what you'll learn about yourself in the process of exposing yourself to others. You might find new friendship, a new pet, new love, a career opportunity, a new hobby, a new investment, etc.



11. Choose your own set of values, they might become your biggest spiritual influencers


“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” - Gandhi

12. Choose your Battles


But above all, try to remain at peace with your surroundings. Nobody likes a coworker who always insist on having the last word. And the world doesn't need more Karen's, it needs more peace makers. Your journey will go much smoother without conflicts all the time.



13. Have A Little Empathy for Others Sometime, It's Free!


The reason why we want to help others in need has been debated for years. Some believe that it is because by feeling empathy, you are more likely to offer assistance and act out of compassion rather than a sense of obligation. Others argue that simply being empathetic isn't enough-we must also be willing and able take action on behalf of the person who needs our help.

"Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another" - Alfred Adler

14. Physically Strong, Mentally Indestructible


Ever heard? He doesn't need to think about his opponents' strength or their speed because it won't matter when they come face-to-face with him in the ring--he will be too tough for them! The person that can handle both physical strength and mental fortitude are probably the best suited for living after an apocalyptic event such as nuclear fallout or something similar, although no one type of personality could ever really prepare you for everything!


15. "Share your Knowledge. It's a Way To Achieve Immortality" - Dalai Lama


If you are lucky enough to reach a certain level of accomplishments in life, a state of wisdom and high confidence in what you know, share this knowledge with others have compassion. Help people, it's going to make you feel good.



16. Don’t worry too much about your weaknesses, focus on your strengths


Focus on what you control, this will empower you and make you feel in control of your own destiny.



17. "You May Delay, But Time Will Not" - Benjamin Franklin


Do not procrastinate. The famous painter Picasso said " Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone".



18. Find Out What Makes Life Meaningful to You, Find a Sense of Purpose.


It is often said that people find their vocation in life and are good at it. Find what makes your life meaningful to you, then you will be happier with the results of doing something that matters.


19. Don't Be Negative, It's a Vicious Circle


Don't let negative thoughts take over. Step back from those feelings and think about what could make this better for yourself or others around you - there are always solutions but they won’t come if we give up before trying them.



20. "A Good Laugh Heals a lot of Hurts. - Madeleine L’Engle


Say what you have on your mind, serious or not and you should always be able to have a laugh about it, don't take yourself too seriously all the time. It might come back and bite you.



21. Foster Good Relationships


Some of the best salespeople are the ones with a solid network of contacts which in turn, feed them with a lifetime of referrals and happy customers. It's also true with family and friends. People that are well grounded receive more support when facing hardship and rough time than people that are alone.



22. Don't Hesitate To Seek Help When In Need


Seek help when in doubt or if you are stuck. There is nothing wrong about asking for help and advice if you hit a wall, especially if this means moving passed this obstacle much faster.


23. Take Ownership


It is time to take the lead and act like a leader! So while you should welcome help, it’s important that you also embrace challenge. Often the greatest help comes in giving someone instruction or encouragement — not having them do your work for you.


24. Appreciate Uncertainty


“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” — Mary Anne Radmacher

25. "The world meets nobody halfway, you've got to make it happen" - Stallone


The world is a tricky place and nobody will help us get through it. We have to do the work ourselves or we'll never make any progress in life.


 

External Links:

  • Life is good in the United States (Economic Survey by the OECD)

  • CDC ( Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

  • Merriam-Webster

  • The Pursuit of Happiness

  • Pursuing Happiness Leads To Well-Being... - apa.org

  • The Workplace Happiness and Psychology Handbook: A Practical Guide to Overcome Negativity at Work, Choose Your Battles and Organizing Your Professional Life - Audiobook

  • OECD's "How's Life?" report

  • How's Life in the Digital Age? - Paperback on Amazon, $48

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