Life in an urban settlement can be hectic. There is that traffic you need to traverse through in order to reach the office on time. Then, you need to make sure that you are meeting up with your deadlines. There is this huge list of never-ending things to do that includes all your household chores that simply wouldn’t do themselves.
Within 24 hours, you are hustling and bustling and while you sit down to have your dinner, you realize there wasn’t enough time to cater to yourself and your needs. This can go on for days and weeks without you actually feeling satisfied with your life.
So, to make sure you feel fulfilled in what you do and your life, here are some steps you can take so you can start being satisfied with what you have.
Connect With an Old Friend or Relative
There are times when some of our best buddies simply get too busy just like ourselves and with the passage of time visits and meet-ups become less frequent until the point comes where a year passes by and you don’t get to talk with them face to face.
Social media is not the answer. You need to make this real and take out some time to connect with your friends. Remember, life is too short.
If there’s one thing that can help you realize how important friendship is, then hear about the amazing findings of William Chopik in his study on friendship. His study reveals that not only people with friends have better health and stronger morals about themselves but it also boosts their self-confidence and helps them live longer.
If there is anything that can help you be more content with your life, it’s spending time with friends after work. That is simply so much better than letting your time just fly by in front of electronic devices.
Actively Indulge in Philanthropy
If there is one thing you need to realize early in your life is that money isn’t the answer to all your needs. Believe it or not, being selfless is a great feeling.
However, simply giving your change to a homeless person wouldn’t cut it. You need to find a cause that you deeply care about and then commit to it wholeheartedly for the rest of your life. This will give you an opportunity to see how your small acts of kindness can bring out the best in you and the society.
Once you start seeing the results, you would never back out and that is the beauty of it all. It not always about cash. Keep in mind that your invested time and effort could make a world of a difference for someone out there.
Finish Reading a Book
Reading stimulates the mind. It works great in reducing stress, improving your vocabulary and increasing your pool of knowledge. It can also improve your focus, concentration and communication skills.
The reason we did not ask you to initiate reading a book is that completing a book is far more satisfying than simply reading halfway through it. So, pick up a nice book now and make it into a habit.
Renovate / Revamp / Redecorate Your House
Whether you live in a mansion or a shabby two-room apartment like me, there will come a time where you simply cannot stand those walls anymore. Years have gone by and it’s probably the right time for you to redecorate your house.
It’s quite uplifting and it can dramatically improve your mood. Rearranging your things and furniture can totally make your home feel and look completely different- almost as if it’s new!
Renovating your house is a fun activity. If you don’t have a strong sense of decor, then simply ask your friend to help you out or seek out professional assistance. Even a paint job is tons of fun. So, get to it!
Exercise or Join a Sports Club
Exercise is a great way to channel your energies in the right direction. If you are stuck in a 9-to-5 job, then you need to seriously reconsider your physical activity. Simply sitting at your workstation all day will only make that waistline grow bigger.
I can go on for a very long time about how eating healthy and organic food can save your life right now. However, the bottom line is this: exercising daily is the real cure you need.
As time flies by, we all get older. What you do with your body today can help you stay healthy in the coming years. So, stay fit, go for a walk, jog or run if you can. Exercising will not only improve your overall capacity as a productive human being, but it will also make you look good and know your true strengths.
Being satisfied with what you have can be troublesome these days. However, when you recombine your true inner, peaceful self with the natural environment, you’ll be better with whatever you choose to be.
We hope that you give the aforementioned habits a try for yourself and see how they make a difference. Maybe then, you can also recommend them to those who need a positive change in their lives.
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “We must accept infinite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope”.