5 Ways to Improve Your Well Being
Do you ever struggle and feel that perhaps your life is not all it could be? Have you wondered how you might find more peace and fulfillment? There are several techniques that can be used to improve your outlook and put life in proper perspective. Use the following tips to improve your overall sense of well-being.
Accept Accountability for Your Actions
It’s true people may do unkind things and sometimes life is unfair, but blaming others does nothing to improve quality of life. You can’t control what others believe or how they choose to act. The only person you have any control over is you. It can be easy to blame others when things are not going well, but all that does is perpetuate a cycle of anger and resentment.
In order to make a better life for yourself and feel a strong sense of self and personal well-being, you have to accept accountability for what you can control. This means consciously working to control how you behave towards others, but also how you allow the actions of others to affect your outlook and choices in life.
Accountability feels good. It is empowering and liberating. Once you accept accountability for your own life, external influences no longer have as much power over you.
Treat Yourself with Kindness and Respect
Do you tend to put everyone ahead of yourself? Do you find at the end of the day you are exhausted and that you rarely take time for yourself? Do you make excuses for not living a healthy life? We are often taught that others come first and that to care for ourselves is an act of selfishness. This long-held belief is actually a fallacy that causes harm in many lives.
How can you give what you don’t have? If your needs are not being met, you will be unable to meet the demands of others without feeling burdened and even resentful. The truth is, we are better able to serve others when we ensure our own needs are met. Give yourself the same importance as those you serve in life. Treating yourself with kindness and respect is key to being able to give back fully to those who rely on you.
Proper Nutrition and Exercise
Treat your body as a temple and you’ll be rewarded not only with good health, but an abundance of energy, enhanced mood and the ability to think faster and more clearly. A proper diet and exercise is one aspect of treating yourself with kindness and respect. Nourishing yourself properly – body, mind and spirit is essential to your overall health and well-being.
Those who do not eat well or exercise suffer from more health problems and tend to lack the energy and enthusiasm of their fit counterparts.
Do Good Deeds
Random acts of kindness are a great way to align yourself with higher vibrational energies and to send those energies out into the universe. Doing something kind is not only good for the recipient of the good deed, it acts as fuel for the soul of the giver as well. Becoming what you want to see is key to positive well-being.
It is easy to get disillusioned with humanity. Five minutes watching the news can bring anyone down. Instead of indulging those negative thoughts, step outside and become the positive change you want to see. As we become more focused on being a blessing to ourselves and those around us, we begin to see more goodness and beauty reflected back to us, which leads into the final point.
Disconnect to Reconnect
If you find yourself watching a lot of television, spending too much time on social media, or otherwise avoiding the real world, shut it off and get connected again in a more meaningful way. Modern technology has ironically given us the ability to connect to anyone, anywhere in the world at a moments notice, but social skills are at an all time low. It seems the more connected we are virtually, the less connected we are actually.
Power down and connect with a loved on you haven’t seen in awhile. We are social creatures that need genuine, meaningful contact with others.
There are many small things we can do each day to improve our outlook and enhance the joy in our lives. As you add more of them to your regular routine, you’ll find an improved sense of overall well-being.