Tips and tricks on how to change your life for better
Everyone wants to live a happy life. Today let’s look at some life secrets, tips and tricks that can make you happier and your life more amazing:
1. Positive mental attitude
Learn to appropriate positive mental attitude and let nothing and no one take away your joy. Your happiness is totally up to you. Chose to dwell in joy, think positively and be happy at all times.
2. Get in shape
You have only one body while living on this planet, therefore, try to take good care of it by eating healthy and exercising; not only fit and healthy body will help you feel more confident about yourself, but also, you’ll have a lot more success with the opposite gender.
3. Keep a good posture
A good posture can not only make you look more attractive, but also, it can make you feel a lot more confident.
4. Remember people’s names
Did you know that people really love to hear the sound of their own name? Sometimes it’s hard to remember all people’s names, especially, if you are socially active and meet many new individuals every day. When somebody introduces himself/herself to you, try to use their name in the conversation as much as you can; they will love it and it also will help you to remember it once and for all.
5. Make an eye contact while talking to people
Look straight in people’s eyes while having a conversation. It will help you establish better contact and make a good impression.
6. Chose your friends wisely
Associate with people who have similar values to yours and who are able to support and encourage you in times of trouble. Did you know that your friends and people whom you spend the most of your time with have tremendous influence on you? Therefore, chose your friends wisely and avoid associating with negative and judgmental people.
7. Memorize new things every day
Memorize something valuable every day, whether it’s a quote, a poem, a new foreign word or just a wise saying. Not only it will enrich your own life, but also, you’ll be able to share this sophisticated knowledge you acquire with your friends and family.
8. Count your blessings
Don’t take your life for granted, be grateful for your life, health, friends and for all other great things you are blessed with.
9. Always be curious
Learn from kids – they never lose their sense of wonder and curiosity. Experience new things, get out of your comfort zone and explore.
10. Learn to live in the present moment
Past is gone, future is only a shade, the present moment is the only time we have, therefore, learn to live your life to the fullest and enjoy the present moment as much as you can.
11. Smile more often
Did you know that a simple smile on your face can instantly change your mood for better? When you smile your body releases a “happy hormone” which makes you suddenly feel happier.
12. Drink water instead of soda
Make water your primary drink. Avoid soda, packaged juices and other sugary drinks.
13. Set goals
Setting clear goals will give you more chances to actually achieve them, therefore, it’s crucial to take time and write down everything that you want to accomplish in every area of life. Set short term, long term and lifelong goals. We ultimately become happier when we have something to strive for in life, when we overcome challenges and successfully achieve our goals.
14. Dream big
Don’t limit yourself. Don’t be shy. Dream big.
15. Trust your intuition
Follow your heart and trust your intuition. Don’t neglect listening to your inner voice; often, our intuition can reveal us a lot more, if we just pay attention and listen.
16. Follow your bliss
Figure out what you love to do and start doing it. Your life will become a lot more fulfilled and happy. Even if you currently can’t make a living out of your hobby, at least, take some time every day (even if it’s just one hour or 30 minutes a day) to do things that make you happy, whether it’s singing, dancing, writing, cooking or something else. Don’t wait till you retire to start doing what you want, start following your bliss right now!
17. Read more
Knowledge is power. Therefore, learn to love and practice regular reading; nourish your mind with information and knowledge. Thanks to books, we can hack into the most genius minds of history and learn from their tremendous wisdom.
18. Honesty and integrity
“Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom,” – Thomas Jefferson
Integrity is doing the right things when no-one is watching. Be honest at all times, especially, always be true to yourself.
19. Learn to read faster
Fast reading can save you plenty of time and energy for other endeavors. There are various manners to learn speed reading: youtube, online courses, books, etc.
20. Get out of your comfort zone
Some people get trapped in the same daily routines and rituals that seem to perpetuate themselves over and over again. Even though this kind of lifestyle might seem comfortable, your mind (just like your body) needs some stimuli in order to be in great shape. Get out of your comfort zone and try something new.
21. Practice kindness
Be kind to people, help to those in need. You’ll receive back oceans of happiness, satisfaction and joy.
22. Let go of what you can’t control
Don’t try to control things you just can’t control. Your life will become a lot easier, once you learn to release and let go.
23. Get out and enjoy nature, get in the sun…
Spend time outdoors, get in the sun, connect with the ultimate source of energy – nature, allow yourself to feel great; it will help you recharge your batteries and get inspiration…
24. Don’t take life too seriously
Don’t take everything that comes your way too seriously, learn to laugh and play; especially, learn to laugh at yourself. You will see how much more interesting and fulfilling your life will become, as soon as you open the door and let some fun come in.
25. Be punctual
By being punctual you show other people that you value and respect their time as much as you do value yours.
26. Create your life motto
Find a sentence (or a word) that inspires you and make it your life motto. It can be something like: “Live, love, laugh” or “Carpe Diem”. Chose the wording that truly resonates with you, inspires and gets you in a great mood.
27. Get rid of stress
Find your own ways to eliminate stress and worry out of your life. Some people do yoga, others use meditation and relaxation techniques, other people love singing and dancing to get rid of anxiety…There are many ways to do it. The most important is to understand that stress and worry never brought anything good to anyone. You will think a lot clearer and find solutions to problems a lot quicker, once you are free from the burden of anxiety.
28. Take small naps during the day
If you feel tired and exhausted during the day, try taking small naps, even if it’s only 15-25 minutes; it will help you recharge your batteries, feel strong, refreshed and be more productive throughout the day.
29. Cut out all the junk
When I’m talking about cutting out all the junk out of your life, I don’t only mean junk food (of course, this too), but also, get rid of bad habits that don’t bring you any good, throw out all unnecessary clutter that you don’t use any more, cut out all unhealthy and abusive relationships that hinder your growth…in other words – free some more space in your life for new great things to enter.
30. Learn to forgive and forget quickly
When you keep anger and bitterness against someone, it might seem that you make that other person who offended you feel bad, but, in reality, you only harm yourself. Free yourself from the poisonous feeling of unforgiveness as promptly as you can.
31. Go on news detox
News are usually filled with negativity and if you feed your mind with this type of mental nourishment every day, you automatically start thinking negative thoughts, which won’t affect your life for better. Get your dose of news once or twice a week. Anyway, if something important really happens, you’ll know about it from your family and friends.
32. Limit your time wasting activities
Track and limit all your time wasting activities, whether it’s browsing someone’s Instagram or Facebook account, reading celebrity gossips for hours, aimlessly looking around youtube or checking your email every 10 minutes. Stop. Use your time wisely.
33. Be kind
There is a verse of wisdom in the Bible that says: “…a soft tongue will break a bone.” (Proverbs 25:15) Be kind. Love people. Give compliments. Be patient. Be caring. Remember, it’s better to be kind, than to be right!
34. Explore new places
Travel. Travel more. Travel often. This enriching activity can tremendously change your life, making you see the world with different eyes.
35. Eat smaller portions, but more often
Eat 4-5 times a day, but smaller portions. It can help boost your metabolism, keeping those extra pounds at bay.
36. Photograph more
Notice the beauty around you, make pictures, capture beautiful moments. After some time you will be glad you did.
37. Declutter your home
Throw away all things that you don’t use any more.
38. Success journal
Buy a notebook and write down all your successes, accomplishments, happy events and positive happenings that occurred throughout your day. Your success journal will empower you and will simply make you feel good.
39. Clean up your speech
Learn to master your tongue, eliminate all words-parasites from your vocabulary, get rid of slang and swearing. Learn to speak beautifully.
40. Train your brain and memory
Learn 10 foreign words every day; in one year you will know 3650 new words, which will enable you to hold a decent conversation.
41. Contrast showering
Contrast showering is very beneficial. Not only it can boost your immunity and strengthen your nervous system, but also, it’s an excellent way to kickstart your day. (Only, make sure to consult your doctor before changing any part of your daily routine).
42. Start your day the right way
Create a morning ritual that will get you in a great mood for the day. For example, you can start your day with a smile: smile while looking at your own reflection in the mirror, give a smile to your loved ones, smile while drinking your morning coffee and eating your breakfast. You can also read your positive daily affirmations, watch your favorite motivational video or explore inspirational thoughts and books. Do whatever makes you happy, thus filling your morning and your entire day with positive energy.
43. End your day the right way
The same goes for the way you end your day. Find ways to get yourself in a good mood before going to sleep, because your subconscious mind will pick up on that last thought and emotion you’ve had before sleeping and will play it on the whole night, therefore, try to make it as positive as possible.
44. Practice giving
By giving and helping other people you grow.
45. Learn to ignore other people’s negative opinions about you
Many people get upset when being talked about negatively. “Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand,” – Robert G. Allen
I hope you find these life secrets, tips and tricks on how to change your life for better useful.
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