5 Deliberate Actions That Make Your Life Better
Sometimes it feels like improving your life is an uphill battle, or like digging your way out of a hole in the sand. Things appear to be working more against you rather than in your favour. It seems you may be thinking too big.
I`m going to suggest a number of fairly small things that you can do to help change your outlook, improve your health and live your best life.
This article lists only five. Granted some of them take some commitment, but why not try out a few of them and see if that uphill battle doesn’t get a little easier.
1. Joining A Social Group
This could be a club, a sports team, or just a group of pals to go out for drinks with once a month. The important thing is having friends.
Having friends improves our self-confidence, it gives us a network to help us deal with things like stress, or grief and it even improves the immune system.
All of these things also have secondary benefits. Probably because of the potential for lowering stress, people with strong and healthy social networks are more likely to maintain a healthy bodyweight and live longer than those that don’t.
2. Finding Faith
For quite a while now, many experts have understood that following a religious faith genuinely helps people in a number of ways. It gives us a sense of purpose. It makes us feel like we’re part of something larger than just ourselves. It encourages us to be understanding, forgiving and generous. It makes our lives better and ultimately makes us better people.
While the religious can and probably will argue that their religion is the best, most religions have very similar basic philosophies.
It sounds crazy, but think about it: Which religion says that we shouldn’t help the poor? Which religion says that we shouldn’t be kind and forgiving? The name of the deity may or may not change, but what that deity asks of us is more or less identical from one religion to the next.
So find one that you like and stick with it.
3. Learn A New Language
Learning a “Modern Language” like English, Spanish, French, German, or Chinese can be practical in both a business or tourist setting.
Learning any additional language comes with a number of benefits, including helping you to learn and remember other things and helping you to see things from new perspectives, especially if you have emigrated or are on a work placement.
Some universities may let you audit classes on foreign languages, or community centres may have classes in foreign languages that are open to the public.
You may be able to find books on learning new languages at book or thrift stores near you. You could download any number of free or cheap apps to learn another language on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer.
There are also an abundance of online digital courses available where you can become fluent in a host of foreign languages from the comfort of your own home.
4. Change Jobs
If you hate your job or working for your employer, then maybe it`s time to consider a change of direction. In an ever changing world, entrepreneurship is becoming more and popular by the day.
Have you ever considered working for yourself? If you don`t like your current job or if you are bored with the same monotony and routine, why not learn new skills to do something that you love?
More and more people are now working from home, especially after the Coronavirus Pandemic and this is a pattern that is likely to continue into the future.
Being able to work from home brings many benefits and if you have the desire to be entrepreneurial, then the potential is enormous.
This online course will help get you started on this path and it could be one of the best moves you make in regards to earning an online income and creating more freedom for yourself.
5. Go To College
If you’ve already been there, or you can’t or don’t want to stay for a four-year degree, college is a unique experience where you get to meet new people in an institution specifically dedicated to learning and looking at new ideas.
Many people find that the experience is quite different when they return later in life, even if it’s just to audit a class.
The experience and new skills you will gain are invaluable, so this option is well worth looking into for a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Some of the things listed in this article are a pretty big commitment. Other things however are things that you could do pretty quickly and with little or no financial burden.
Why not give at least one a try and hopefully you’ll notice your life starts to improve for the better before too long. Having a positive on life is always key.