What if we offered you a magic pill that would transform your life, reshape your mind and open your heart, would you take it?
Unfortunately there is no such pill, no matter what the pharma industry is trying to tell you, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to enrich your life, you just have to put in a little bit of work yourself.
However, contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make any dramatic changes to your life in order to improve it and you don’t even need to wait a long time to see results from taking positive action. All you have to do is to take small, simple steps towards positivity and take them consistently and you will be able to improve your life in all areas.
Here are our TOP 10 ways to enrich the quality of your life, starting right now.
#1 Get Up Early
Sure, the bed is a cozy, warm, inviting place and getting out of bed may seem like the hardest thing you do all day, but interestingly enough, as soon as you actually stand up that voice in your head that wants you to stay in bed just five more minutes completely quiets down. Get up early and enjoy your morning without having to rush. Open up your blinds and soak in some sun, put on your favorite tunes and stretch out your body, meditate for 10 minutes and then simply enjoy your breakfast with a steaming cup of coffee and simply relax or listen to an inspiring podcast. If you take the time to enjoy a relaxed morning routine you will put a positive spin on your entire day.
#2 Write Down Your Goals
Grab a journal – or your laptop – grab a cup of coffee and start to brainstorm. Ask yourself what is it that you want out of life. What do you want to achieve? How do you want to be? What do you need to do to improve yourself? Write down anything and everything that comes to your mind and don’t limit your imagination. Nothing is too crazy or far-fetched. Remember, that you can achieve anything your heart desires and writing down your goals and putting them in black and white is the first step. Once you write down your goals and dreams, you project them out into the universe and you’ll be amazed when you look back a year from now how many of those goals and dreams you have actually achieved.
You have the power to make yourself happy and connecting with your friends and family on a regular basis is a surefire way to enrich your life. Pick up the phone and have a good heart-to-heart with your best friend, better yet, make it a lunch or dinner date because a face-to-face interactions with the people you love is even better. You can catch up, laugh and instantly feel better about life.
#4 Get Moving
We’ve talked about this before, physical activity releases a plethora of feel-good hormones into your system with endorphins leading the way, which will give a big boost to your mood. You don’t have to train for the marathon or spend hours in the gym, you can improve your mood with 10 minutes of physical activity. Pop in your favorite music and dance around your apartment, take a walk in the park, give your bicycle a spin around town, go for a swim… let your inner child come out to play and watch your spirits rise instantly.
#5 Forgive Someone
Forgiveness is a powerful practice that will free you from negative energy. Holding on to grudges is holding you back from true happiness and will only make you bitter and compromise your sense of peace and serenity. Forgiveness doesn’t just impact your happiness levels, it can also negatively impact your health. If you want to life a happier, more joyful life, forgive someone and most importantly, if you hold a grudge against yourself because of a mistake you made the other day, forgive yourself.
#6 Practice Gratitude
Having an attitude of gratitude is one of the easiest, most effective ways to enrich your life with positivity. Gratitude breeds joy and we believe in the power of gratitude so much, we wrote a whole blog post about it. Every single day find some time to list all the things and people you are grateful for. It will make you feel a lot more optimistic about your life and create more life satisfaction. And remember, it doesn’t have to be anything grand, find the simple joys in your delicious morning coffee, a text message from a friend or the amazing yoga class you took today. Record everything that makes you feel happy and grateful and your happiness will soar.
#7 Do Good Deeds
Random acts of kindness have a huge impact on your sense of happiness and well-being. Studies show that doing five good deeds a day gives you the maximum boost to your happiness. So why not try to volunteer tomorrow, open a door for a stranger, buy a coffee for the homeless person you see every day, let someone else have your seat on the subway and call a friend and tell him or her how much you love and appreciate them. Be creative and come up with random acts of kindness that fit your schedule and enrich your life in no time.
#8 Focus on Right Now
This is very challenging, especially in today’s fast-paced world with a million demands pulling us in a myriad of directions and technology setting the expectation of being connected at all times. But however difficult it may seem, focus on what is right in front of you and be fully present in the here and now. Honor your past, learn from it and accept it and then let it go. Don’t worry or obsess about the future, it’s the present moment that is important and if you can be grounded in the present, life becomes a lot more manageable and you can achieve a clarity that will help you to live the life of your dreams.
#9 Read Every Day
How many books do you plan on reading this year? The most successful people in the world read every single day, so if you want to enrich your life and be successful, read a chapter of a book every day as well. Reading opens our minds, we learn new things, make new discoveries and open up to a new way of thinking. What book are you reading right now?
#10 Visit a Museum
Art is the window to history and the past and can connect us to the world and our ancestors. Go to a museum and look at the amazing art that people created and you will realize how small you truly are in the universe. And we don’t mean that in a negative way, but rather as an inspiration and a realization of wonderment. These people left their stories to the world and will be around forever, so ask yourself how you can leave your legacy to the world and leave a piece of your story.
We’ve all been there… Life can get us down and we lose inspiration and feel like nothing is going our way. It is important to remember that everything in life is temporary and you have the power to pull yourself out of your slump and achieve anything and everything your heart desires. Incorporate our above tips and tricks into your life and you will boost positivity, radiate good energy and live the life of your dreams.
ARE YOU INVESTING IN YOURSELF?
Joschi & Monika