While life offers us many challenges ( which can be both  challenging and heartbreaking), it can also be pretty wonderful.

While you’re working your way through the struggles of  life, there are things you can do to ensure you still maintain a quality of life.

 

 

Try these strategies to enhance the quality of your life:

 

  1. Take your time. Have you ever felt so rushed that you couldn’t stop to enjoy the moment? Allow yourself a time to complete a task.  You will discover you are actually breathing more deeply when you allow yourself the time required to enjoy the moment.
  2. Concentrate on living consciously. Living in the moment helps you stay connected to what you’re doing. If you are  washing the windows, do the best job you can. If you’re repairing your lawn mower, stay on task.  Truly experiencing each moment helps make your life that much more fulfilling.
  3. Spend time doing what you love. Take that morning walk you treasure, even if it’s only for 15 minutes. Figure out ways to find an hour a day to work on your favorite hobby. When you do what you love, you feel content.
  4. Put aside time to spend with loved ones. How and with whom we spend our time expresses to the world the things that are most important to us. If you cherish someone, spend time with them to show you care. Plan to do something you both love.
  5. Approach your social life with honesty. If you are spending time with people whom you don’t enjoy being around, then it’s time to make a change.  Consider your routine social activities. Are they enjoyable? Do you care about those you’re socializing with?  Alter your social calendar to include more desirable social activities. Recognize that you can choose to socialize with those who are more interesting and bring you happiness.
  6. Make money doing what you love. Develop a deep passion for your work to enhance the quality of your life. If you can get paid while doing something that brings you happiness and keeps your interest, then you are certainly on the right track. It’s like icing on the cake!
  7. Decorate your home to reflect your personality. Think about what brings you inner peace. Whether you believe your home is your castle or your cave, it should truly represent you.  It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to ensure your home is reflective of all you adore in life.  If you love the color blue because it reminds you of the ocean, paint your living room in that hue and decorate with seashells. Hang photographs of a sandy beach or a lighthouse.  When you can open you door upon arriving home and say, “Ah, it’s so good to be home,” you’ll recognize your high quality life.

In Summary:

Thankfully, you can live whatever type of life you choose. Applying these strategies to your life will ensure that you find quality, peace, and comfort. That wonderful life you desire can be yours, starting right now.

Your Turn:

Do you take time each day to “smell the roses”?  What things have you put in place that help you appreciate your life?  Please share your thoughts in the comments box below or join the conversation on social media. Also, share this article with anyone whom you think would benefit from it.

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