What does it mean to have a positive quality of life?
If you feel contentment and personal satisfaction with the way you spend your time, your career, and those you have in your life, you’re likely living a quality life.
But if you feel kind of ho-hum about your daily existence, you can choose to do something to jazz it up.
Some people think that money and material goods will boost their quality of life. While wealth might be nice, it isn’t truly what matters in life and very few people find a quality life because of it. There are so many things that are more important to happiness.
Have you ever been to a third world country? I’ve had the privilege of visiting many villages in Africa where the people have no modern conveniences – no electricity, no plumbing, no grocery stores – but you know what I learned? They are some of the happiest, most grateful people I have ever met.
It’s unnecessary to spend a lot of money to live a better life. When you put these methods into action, you’ll find yourself living a life of happiness, health, and quality. Go ahead and enjoy yourself. You deserve it!
Find a job that brings personal feelings of contentment and accomplishment. If you have a job you want to keep, then develop and maintain positive feelings about it.
The fact is our work consumes a great deal of our life. So, feeling positive about your job will go a long way toward increasing your quality of life. If you are unhappy in your work, find something you would like to do, and make a plan how to get there. Do you want to have your own business? Do your research, make some good connections, find some local networking groups, and go for it! You may not be able to do it right away, but keep at it, and you will get there.
Design your living space to bring you comfort, pride, and tranquility. The world can be chaotic and hectic, so make it a point to turn your living space into a home that fits you and your family.
Without spending much money, incorporate elements of living that bring you peace, like a great bed with restful wall colors or a room to do indoor activities you enjoy.
Give your home some thought. What can you do to enhance your surroundings in ways you’d like?
You don’t have to go to the designer furniture stores or hire a decorator. Shop around, go to thrift stores, watch for sales. Add a little at a time. When you experience positive feelings as you walk in the door, you’ll know you have just the perfect space.
Pursue your hobbies with a passion. You know what they say about all work and no play. Having hobbies isn’t only enjoyable, but it’s also a healthy outlet that will bring you hours of personal pleasure and feelings of accomplishment.
Regardless of the work you do, where you live, or the kind of lifestyle you have, immerse yourself in your favorite hobbies.
If you currently lack hobbies, begin pursuing some this week. You’ll be surprised at how much more relaxed and happier you’ll feel.
Get excited about your life. What are you passionate about? Watching old movies? Acting in the local community theater? Taking an out-of-country vacation every two years?
Think about the subjects that get you thinking, “Yeah! I want to do that!” When you feel incredibly positive and interested in what you’re doing, you will know you found it and your life quality will be vastly increased.
Spend time with positive individuals. Congregate with those who are fun, energetic, and positive. When you’re around positive people, it rubs off on you. You will find that the more positive you are, the more positive people you will attract. It’s a circle.
Live beneath your means. Financial struggles are one of the toughest parts of life and they will bring you down in a hurry. If you can stay on top of your earning, spending, and budgeting, and have money to spare, you’ll feel so much better each day of your life.
Learning to live on the bare essentials with a few carefully selected extras will actually increase your quality of life. You will appreciate the little extras even more that way. How many people have so many “toys” that they are not satisfied with any of them, they are just bored.
Feel gratitude. If you have a home, as well as family and friends who love you then you have a quality life. You have your health, talents, and life’s work. You have many other blessings to be thankful for. Recognize the glorious elements of your life each day. and be thankful
Find your purpose – find your joy!
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