It doesn’t matter your age, how much money you have in your bank account, your marital status or what you do for living, we all want to be more successful in our lives. Of course, defining success is different for each, but here are proven ways that can make you more productive, happy and successful in life.
Act Like a Kid
Well It’s boring sometimes being grown-up. Yes, you should pay your bills, make your deadlines, and clean your apartment, but make sure to leave time to be a little silly and have fun. “Even jumping on your bike for an afternoon ride with friends will make you feel more carefree.
Whether you meditate or just take some quiet time to yourself, being still may help you embrace the moment and appreciate your life. “Being still reminds you that life isn’t about racing as fast as you can to get to the end of your to-do list.
Find Your Inner Optimist
Even die-hard glass-half-empty people can have a sunnier lookout if they work at it. Don’t obsess over bad news or your finances instead, shine your attention on areas of your life for which you are profoundly oblige.
Get some love
Take a hike
Literally. There’s nothing better than a hike to remind yourself that there’s more to life than an annoying commute and carking coworkers. It’s a win-win. You can be blown away by the awesome power and beauty of nature, while giving your quads a workout.
Not only does working out do wonders for your body, but physical activity also improves your overall well-being and health. “Exercise, yoga, or any kind of regular movement helps get you out of your head.”
Get Over Grudge
Don’t waste precious time or energy nursing a grudge. Everyone gets mad now and then, but staying mad is more likely to harm you than the one who triggered your ire. “In life, you get a choice between being right and being happy.
Make Time For Your Pets
Dog or cat, can put you in a good mood. Petting a dog for just 15 minutes releases the feel-good hormones serotonin, prolactin, and oxytocin, and lowers the stress hormone cortisol.
Food You Love
You’ve heard it before: Healthy eating is all about moderation, so that means you don’t have to deny yourself the foods you love. Just indulge in a smart way.
Sing Out Strong
Whether you’re in the shower, in your car, or on a public stage, belt out a tune. You’re a terrible singer, you say? Irrelevant. A million karaoke lovers never let that hold them back. Research suggests that an organ in the inner ear is connected to a part of the brain that registers pleasure. So singing may make you happier, even if you’re no Beyonce.
Find Fresh Air
Make time to go outside during the day, rain or shine. Just 30 minutes in the sun can boost your mood, even on winter days, a breath of fresh air is, well, refreshing.
Catch Some Hours To Sleep
Don’t feel guilty about catching a some extra hours of shut-eye. Sleep boosts your mood, improves your memory, sharpens your focus, and can help you maintain a healthy weight. The health benefits of a good night’s sleep improve your quality of life.
Read a Book
Take the time to sit and read, a practice that previous generations recognized as a necessity, not a luxury. You can aim to get in touch with what’s really important in life, learn something new, or just go for pure escapism with the latest frothy romance or beach-read paperback.
Find a Hobby
Although hobbies seem almost quaint in our purpose-driven world, spending time on an activity you enjoy just because is a great idea. “A good hobby makes you lose all sense of time and self, liberating you from the every day.”
Wake Up With Yoga
Shake up your morning routine with a natural energy booster yoga! Several poses allow you to take in more oxygen and stimulate your muscles and adrenal glands, raising your energy levels. Yoga also increases your flexibility and strength, relieves stress, and improves your mood.
Prioritize time together with friends. Whether you go out or stay in, it’s important to let your hair down and blow off steam every once in awhile with your pals.
Get Outside Once a Week
Nothing is more invigorating than an outdoor adventure. The Naked Juice challenge plan will help you make space in your week to digital detox, move your body, explore the world around you, and breathe in the freshest air.