Welcome to the good life: 8 Things that can influence the quality of your life
Physical activity will make your life longer and better
Physical activity will not only make you look better and fitter, but it will also improve your health. Your body will be immune to the majority of flues, illnesses and diseases, as exercising provides better functioning of your thyroid gland, which produces thyroid hormones responsible for our metabolism. Serotonin, dopamine and endorphins that are also produced while and after exercising, making you feel happy and exhilarated, making the whole process of working out pleasurable. If you want a longer, healthier and happier life, start exercising today, don’t procrastinate.
Get rid of your bad habits
Smoking, drinking, oversleeping, irregular sleeping and nutrition that is not proper are some things that you should change if you wish to live healthy in your old age. These bad habits can cause many diseases and carry consequences that might not surface immediately, but over some period of time – even after years. These vices can cause some cardiovascular diseases, lung cancer, liver cirrhosis, depression and obesity – and none of these is something you want in your life. Find a replacement for these “pleasures” that are a bit healthier and it will improve the quality of your live considerably.
Laugh as much as you can
Laugh as much as you can and don’t worry about all the wrinkles. Don’t burden yourself with all the irrelevant, superficial things when you can spend time laughing with your friends and family instead. Avoid being angry and resentful because this will affect you psyche in a bad way – any kind of stress leaves a permanent mark on you and you should try to face all problems with ultimate composure. It is said that one minute of laughter prolongs your life for five minutes. You do the math.
Spend time with your dear ones
Spend more time with people you really care about – give them all your attention and show them how much you love them. This will make you fulfilled. You won’t have regrets in life for not saying or showing someone how much is he/she important to you on time. Both you and your loved ones aren’t going to be around each other forever. One can never know what will tomorrow bring, so be the best person you can be today.
Prepare yourself that you are not going to live forever
The cycle of life begins with our birth and end with our death. As the director of Glen Funerals says: “All of us will face their destiny one day.” As soon as you manage not to think about what will happen AFTER, you will start to live. Really live. You are not supposed to live your life in fear of your last day. Instead of thinking about that day, try to fill your life with other things that will make you happy. Live your life to the fullest.
Go and explore the world because one day, you will regret your decision to spend most of your life in your hometown. The farthest destination that you visited was a nearby water park or a local camping site? Maybe it is the right time to try something new and get out of your comfort zone. Try something new, explore new cultures, new religions and try new food – this is something that will make your life meaningful and you will have a lot of wonderful memories and stories to tell your grandchildren once you get old.
Spend more time outdoors
Spending too much time indoors can lead to falling into deep depressions. Sun rays make your skin produce vitamin D, which is the main reason why you look so fresh and rested after a walk in a park or after summer sunbathing. During cold, winter days, we tend to spend more time indoors and what follows is seasonal depression. Only half an hour of work in your garden or jogging in your neighborhood can be a natural remedy for this annoying state of mind.
Do what you always wanted to do
Never let other people ruin your dreams. When a person is younger, there is more probability that their choice in anything can be easily influenced, but once you get mature and aware of what you really want and what is really good for you, this gets harder. Even if your dream is to do something foolish and immature, you should still try to fulfill that craving of yours. Spending your whole life with an enormous desire to do something will only result in you being dissatisfied with your life, which can further lead to depressions and, in order to be sane, able and healthy for the rest of your life, you need to avoid this.