This is a mental health post by Ellie Jo.
We all go through life hoping to make the best of what we’re given and the opportunities that present themselves in life. However, we have control over what can happen and if we’re not happy or life isn’t fulfilling us in the way we’d like it to, we’re able to have some influence or say to change that. With that being said, here are six ways to improve your quality of life this year.
Keep Yourself Inspired
It’s important to always be inspired and to keep yourself feeling creative in whatever you do in life. Whether you want to achieve some personal goals in life like running a marathon or learning a new language. Or perhaps you’re wanting to achieve financial success, whatever it may be it’s important to stay inspired. Giving your life direction can come in many different ways and setting goals or finding things that provide passion are something to pursue. Some of us can end up spending much of life, chasing things that don’t necessarily matter or provide much in the way of fulfillment.
With that being said, if there’s anything you feel might be good to help continue inspiring you, then it’s definitely worth pursuing and making it a priority this year. It’s also worth looking at inspiring new chapter quotes and perhaps doing this daily to inspire you when it’s needed.
Make Sure You’re In A Career You Love
Being in a career that you love is definitely important and it’s something that we don’t often do enough of. A lot of people in life will work in jobs they hate or they don’t find is bringing them much joy or challenge. For some, it might simply be about the money, but that will only provide so much happiness. As we know, money doesn’t buy you happiness.
So with that being said, take a good long look at your current career and ask yourself whether this is something you are truly benefiting from. Some people will say yes but for others, it might be a case of there being something better out there to try.
If you’re struggling to figure out what type of career will suit you best, then don’t rush the process. Think about some of your strengths and how that could be adapted into different career paths. You’ll eventually find something that fits what you’re after.
Look After Your Health
Your health is your wealth and regardless of the amount of money you have, looking after your health is going to be the most important part of your life. After all, we’d all like to live a little longer when it comes to our general wellbeing and so there must be more priority taken in which your health comes first.
Start checking up on yourself and your body more often. This is something that’s both physical and mental. Don’t miss your doctor’s appointments and anything that could help you prevent falling ill or being diagnosed with something that is going to potentially have an impact on your lifespan.
The more you can do to look after your health, the better. It’s something that we don’t realize soon enough but our bodies are pretty vulnerable and can certainly succumb to more issues as a result of abusing our bodies too much.
Give Yourself Some Self-Care Regularly
Self-care is an important part of looking after yourself and something that everyone should be doing more regularly. However, many seem to think that self-care is selfish and that it’s something that we shouldn’t do as offen when it comes to putting other people first.
But as much as it’s nice to put others first, it’s also important to focus on giving yourself the self-care and attention you need to be the best version of yourself. By doing so, you’re going to be able to give so much more to others around you as a result.
Try to spend and allocate some of your free time to spending entirely on yourself, rather than anyone else. Whether it’s going for a walk, reading a book all afternoon or taking a bath. Find what brings you joy and caters to your mind and body. Do it regularly and you’ll feel a lot better for it.
Balance Your Work & Personal Life
It’s important that you have a good balance between your work and personal life. If not, then you’re likely going to struggle with too much of one than the other. In order to have a good work life, you need to balance it out with free time and having opportunities where you’re not thinking about work. At the same time though. if you have too much free time, then sometimes the personal life moments are something you might not appreciate as much because you get them all the time.
Even if your work isn’t something that’s a full-time job, there should be some form of outlet, even if it’s simply volunteering. Giving back to society is a great way of providing purpose and fufilment in life.
Cut Out Toxic Relationships & Friendships
And finally, even though this is the last one on this list, it’s a very important one. There are going to be people that come into your life and are toxic for you. Ultimately, we’re unable to please everyone and vice versa. Some people won’t be good for you and have the best intentions for you. If there are people in your life that are bringing you down or making you feel less worthy of things in life, then you would benefit from cutting them out or at least distancing yourself from them. It’s something that can often be difficult to do but it can certainly be better to remove them from your life, rather than them remaining in it.
Improving your quality of life is important and so where you can, use these tips to help make this year one of the best years of your life. A new chapter starts today, so take it!
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.