5 DAILY THINGS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE



1. EARLY MORNING START

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” –Ben Franklin,


The benefits are remarkable. People who wake up early report that they developed better discipline. They can achieve so much more in the early hours of the morning. There are no excuses for having no time for exercise, meditate or for quiet time for breakfast and a peaceful commute to work. Think about how much you can achieve.

If this is something, you see yourself do? My advice is to start the change slowly, with waking up 10 to 15 minutes earlier over time until you find this easy and then add another 15 minutes.


2. DAILY REFLECTIONS


Find a quiet place where you can peacefully retire to reflect on your day. Start from the moment you wake up to the end of the day. Consider all your actions positive and negative. How was it for you? Was there anything you wished you did differently? What was it? Maybe you raised your voice at your child? Or felt frustrated with a colleague? Reflections allow us to get a closer look at ourselves and repair what didn't work.


3. BE PRESENT


"The past is water under the bridge, and the future is a distant sun on the horizon of your imagination. The most important moment is now" Robin Sharma

The research found that we think 60000 to 70000 thoughts every day. And that 90% of these thoughts are repeated from the day before and day before that. What it means is that while we are in the past or the future, we are not present.

Mindful attention to your mental activity is necessary to detect where you are at and bring your attention to here and now.


4. SEEDS

stands for:

SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS EXERCISE

EDUCATION DIET SLEEP


An American study found that involving in the SEEDS activities impacts the healthy function of the brain.


5. LAUGHTER AND HUMOUR


We all know that laughter keeps us happy, reduces stress and improves health.

Little children laugh 300 times a day compare to adults who were found to laugh on average less than 20 times according to studies. Increasing how often you smile may not seem easy or natural at first. But with practice, it is achievable. Did you know that the brain doesn't know the difference between a real experience from an imagined? Try smiling to a mirror.., or just to yourself, how does it make you feel? If that's not your choice watch a comedy, read a funny book, play with children or animals and see what happens.


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