By Harrish Sairaman
Bored with the monotonous routine and want to break free? Neither a vacation nor any drink can make that happen. These methods have a temporary effect on your life. The moment you come back from your tour or recover from a night of drinking, life takes you back to its same old ways. So, to improve the quality of your life and have it be more fulfilling follow these five tips below.
1. Start and End Your Day Well
The start of each day and the end of one matter the most. Not just in films, the statement also holds true in real life. The only difference is that we are hardly aware of ways to bring a good start to our day and end it on a peaceful note. Did you ever try waking up early in the morning and feel nature around you? If not, start immediately. Combine your nature time with some light exercises, yoga and meditation are the best. Ten to 20 minutes of yoga and meditation is sure to bring a difference in the way you look forward to life. No matter if your day has been happy or sad; casual or hectic; indulge yourself in some good music and music only (no videos) at day’s end. Videos tend to strain on your brain whereas music heals your day-long stress. Therefore, tune to your much-loved radio channel or play some soothing music from your DVD. Do this while having dinner, and you shall soon feel another significant difference in your daily life.
2. Surround Yourself with Positive People
You can only enjoy life if you think positive. And positive thinking will come from your surroundings. Rather than talking with a lot of people, speak your heart to only a few, but ensure they are positive people; meaning they inspire and motivate you to achieve your dreams. If it’s the other way around, where your friends or colleagues complain about the negativities of their life, it’s time to change your companions. Positive-minded people give positive vibes. They encourage you in all your ventures and make you feel good. Furthermore, their positive attitude also influences you to give encouraging advice. In the end, you receive positive energy, give back positive vibes and embrace positivity.
3. Celebrate Your Hobbies and Likings
Go back to your childhood days and think about what made you happy. Was it painting or moving your body to music? Or was it singing that attracted you the most? Whatever the reason for your eternal happiness might be, re-start it. If you loved singing, rehearse. If it was dancing, start moving your hips to your favourite lyrics or tunes. Do all things which excited you in your golden days. Find at least 30 minutes in your daily schedule; put all your concerns at bay and celebrate your hobbies like you’ve never done before.
4. Define Your Personal & Professional Goals
Divide your life into personal and professional spheres. Set short-term and long-term goals and try to achieve them, under any circumstance. Your short-term personal goals can be going out for a family movie twice a month or a weekend dinner with your spouse every week. Long-term goals can be having a child, purchasing a new house or exchanging your existing car with a new model. However, ensure that your personal goals don’t exceed your current income range or make you work too hard to achieve your dreams. Professional goals need not be said separately, just ensure that it’s practical and does not cost you your health or peace of mind.
5. Start Giving
Contribution is a divine satisfaction. It gives you a feeling of fulfilment. As you contribute to your society, you widen your thinking process and increase awareness about your surroundings. The best ways of giving back is by engaging in volunteer work, and taking active participation in all matters of your society. Not just these, sharing your knowledge and expertise, adding value into lives of people and transforming their lives is always a fulfilling experience.
Once you get all these correct, regular life is sure to become a complete package of weal and woe moments. Focus, concentration and achievements are soon to follow. With this, you can jazz up your life and set a good example for your near and dear ones too.
Harrish Sairaman is one of the top corporate trainers in India. He co-founded The Next Dimension, a company established with the intent of empowering individuals. Harrish believes in a high energy, insightful learning experience driven by impactful activities to bring about a transformational shift amongst his participants. Having conducted over 900+ workshops, Harrish has touched the lives of over 200,000 participants. Learn more about Harrish Sairaman.