This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo with tips on living a better, happy life.
Sometimes we think it’s important to take life with a pinch of salt. There’s always something going on in life that seems to disrupt our status quo.
By that, we mean our zen, our peace, and our happiness. It’s rare to have a few consecutive days where everything in life seems to be going well. We just know it won’t be long until something comes along to ruin it all. It’s how we handle these situations that define us as a person.
It’s so important to keep your head screwed on when things happen in your life that you don’t want to happen. Deal with it the right way and a problem doesn’t have to be a problem, simply a minor blip in the road.
We know that not everyone is capable of being able to do so. We know that when something in life does happen that we’re not prepared for, it’s easy to think irrationally and let it ruin a part of your day, or perhaps even week. So, we’re going to talk you through some of the things that might happen to you in life, and how you can make sure that you’re handling it like a pro. Remember, life is what you make of it, and we’ve set out to make it better for you.
Tips to Live a Happier, Healthier Life
Health problems can get in the way of your life completely. All of a sudden you’re not able to love your life the way you want to because you have a health problem looming. This could be anything from a minor cough and cold, to something very real and serious such as the new coronavirus.
We don’t need to go into detail about how much trouble it’s causing around the world, but it is causing an absolute nightmare. The amount of media attention it’s getting compared to the size of the outbreak is crazy. There are so many other small illnesses that kill far more, such as the flu. However, it’s a serious subject and your health can be protected by using simple techniques.
Always wash your hands after being in a public place, typing at work, or using the toilet. Try and avoid touching your mouth and eyes, and generally keep yourself clean. The virus won’t be as serious unless you’re the elderly or have underlying conditions. But it’s still not something that you want to have to deal with.
Whatever the issue you have with your health you have to have that head of approach. The last thing you want to do is submit to whatever it is that’s wrong with you. Even the smallest cold can leave us bedbound and wondering what life is all about. But if you were to get up, shower, eat, and get out and have a brisk walk, you’d feel so much better. We catastrophize the moment we become ill, so change your way of thinking and see how much it changes how you live your life with an illness.
There are a ton of professionals out there that can help you with any problem that you have. Even if you have a more serious long term problem, there are professionals who can help you reduce the impact it has on your life.
Family & Relationship Problems
This is such a common problem for people around the world. If you don’t have a problem in your relationship, you’ll most likely have a problem with your family, friends, or people who you work with. It seems impossible for us as humans to get on with every single human in our lives. If we don’t have a problem with them, it’s most likely them that have the problem with you.
So let’s start with family because they’re often the biggest problems to try and solve. Whenever something happens with family we often get the biggest grudge ever because we know the person, have grown up with them, and that’s exactly what we can do.
If you have moved out of your family home you won’t have the pressure of feeling as though you have to sort it because you’re not around them all the time. So actually, family members can spend weeks not talking because of one big grudge. However, family is priceless, and the fact that you have some to argue with is special. Some people don’t have any family left and can feel so isolated.
So if you’re reading this right now and you’ve had a spat with one of your family members, go and sort it! Send a text that helps bridge a gap. Or make a call that helps to get any awkwardness out of the way. Don’t ruin months with your family because your pride is too big.
As for your relationship, this one can be slightly harder to manage. If you live with your partner then it’s so hard to escape the troubles you’re having. Having that space to breathe and to think is pretty much impossible. So, communicate instead. Rather than running from a problem and trying to get some space, speak to them about the issue you feel you have and work through it. If you can do that without raising your voice and vice versa, the problem will melt away in a matter of minutes. You might still have the hump and you have the right to give them the cold shoulder until the morning time. But a new day means a fresh start and it always should be that way with your relationship.
Sudden & Unexpected
When something so sudden and unexpected happens in your life it can completely rock your boat. There are situations you literally can’t prepare for because you didn’t even see it coming. It’s often that we don’t think about them, or expect them to ever happen to us. It’s something you always read about on social media, or perhaps friends will tell you of situations they’ve been in, and you’ll just never think it can happen to you.
Take a car accident as a common example. Being involved in a car accident is so scary, and we bet you’ve thought that it would never happen to you. However, all it takes is one bad journey and your life could be flipped upside down. Although we know there’s nothing you can do it prepare for this, we do think you can do a lot to make sure you tackle it head-on. A personal injury lawyer can help you to make sure that you’re getting the most out of the situation you’ve found yourself in. You will no doubt have to have some time off work if the accident is bad enough, so getting a little compensation to help you cope financially is essential.
On The Wrong Path
It’s so easy to feel as though you’re on the wrong path in life and as though there is nowhere else to turn. You’re just stuck on the path you’re on and that’s that. Wrong! It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you’ve done in life up until now if you feel as though you’re on the wrong path in life there is plenty that you can do to change that.
The first is to find out what path you actually want to be on. It’s all well and good saying you feel like you’re on the wrong one, but what is your calling in life? Once you know that you can actually work towards it. If that means going back into education, then take that leap of faith and give it a go.
There are plenty of evening courses and online courses that you could take that would give you the education you need to carry on down the right path for you. All it takes is a little bit of hard work and determination to get what you want out of life, and you’ll definitely look back knowing that you made the right choice.
See The World
Seeing the world is so important, don’t wait until you’re older and retired to do so. Why not take another big leap of faith and go traveling for a few months.
People remortgage their houses, rent it out, and use the money to go traveling for a year or so. It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity that can only really be done if you haven’t got to the children stage of your life yet.
The experiences you’ll be able to have and the memories you’ll be able to make will far out weight the stress and trouble of having to remortgage your home. You can then come back to your home country and pick right back up where you left off.
There’s always going to be a job to have and a home to come back to! Make sure you see all of the world that you can. Do cruises, expeditions, volunteering, and stop in luxury accommodation that gets you making the most of every single day.