In today’s fast advancing world, everyone is hard pressed for time. There are so many things to do in very little time. In all this running around, we forgot some of the most important things in life. If we carefully look around us, you will realise that the best things in life are almost free and we just need time to enjoy them.
A simple early morning nature walk, a beachside walk, drinking coconut water and enjoying the sea breeze, visiting an old friend and spending time chatting and remembering the good old times, taking a family vacation and spending time with your loved ones, can be very refreshing. Most of these things can be easily done without much cost and planning.
- Let us look at the Top 7 ways which will make your life better and easy.
- Choose to start your day on a pleasant note.
- Plan your day.
- Be honest and take wise decisions.
- Spend time with your Family.
- Make a decision to make an effort to overcome your weakness.
- Have an attitude of gratitude and thankfulness.
- Some of the other things that you can do to make your life more meaningful, easy and better are:
Let us look at the Top 7 ways which will make your life better and easy.
Choose to start your day on a pleasant note.
Every morning we have a choice to make, on how we would like our day to proceed. It is your decision to make that wise choice. Most of the time, early mornings are a time of hurry and we often lose our patience. Inspite of all these challenges, it is good to start your day by giving thanks to God and to surrender your day to God by trusting in Him.
When you make a conscious choice of starting your day on a pleasant note, then you will cultivate the good habit of staying positive. Some of the things that can be done are:
- Rise early so that you have enough time to get your things done during the day.
- Exercise or go for an early morning walk which will keep you fit.
- Eat a nutritious breakfast at the start of the day.
Plan your day.
We all have plenty of tasks to get done in a limited amount of time. Plan your day and prioritise your tasks. Give more time to things which are important and remove the unwanted things from the list. Be honest and quick in taking your decisions. Take decisions which will be good for you and for your family in the long run.
Set aside time for anything that remains incomplete from the previous day. As you start planning your day, over a period of time you will be able to streamline and achieve more things. Remember it is not going to happen in one day but over a period of time.
Be honest and take wise decisions.
You may have many areas in your life, wherein you are doing things for others and the same is taking a toll on your time and health. Its time you started being assertive and saying No to things which are not important to you.
Spend time with your Family.
This is one of the most neglected areas today. Many parents have big salaries but no time for the children. You cannot compensate time with money. You need to spend time with your loved ones.
Watch your children grow up and accompany them to their music classes, sports etc. Just be there to cheer them. You are sowing the seeds of trust, love and understanding in your family. Your children will value the time you spend talking to them on different aspects like ethics, kindness, generosity, giving them academic help or by just having a great time at home.
Make a decision to make an effort to overcome your weakness.
All of us have weaknesses and we need to make an effort to overcome them. Try to focus and make an impact on changing your weaknesses. For e.g. if you have always struggled with anger then make a decision that you will not get angry at the drop of a hat. Though it looks difficult, it is not impossible. Write down the things that trigger your anger and focus on them.
Avoid confrontations and be peaceful. In my case, it helps in meditating on bible verses related to peace. Meditation can bring a lot of peace in your life. Try getting support from the other members of your family to overcome your weakness. They can help you to calm down and be rational in your thinking.
Encourage yourself by giving yourself small rewards, when you are able to overcome your weaknesses. Try to focus your efforts on one weakness at a time. Every small effort in overcoming your weakness should be encouraged and celebrated. Don’t wait for big celebrations but enjoy these small day to day events, which strengthen you and make you a better person.
Have an attitude of gratitude and thankfulness.
Gratitude and happiness is one of the key pillars of happiness. It helps in releasing positivity and good health. An act of kindness goes a long way in making your soul happy.
Keeping an attitude of thankfulness towards God will make you thankful to people around you. It helps in making our lives easier and better without strife and anxiety. Get into the habit of acknowledging people and writing thank you notes. Writing thank you notes or appreciating people around you makes their life and your life better.
Volunteering also helps in making your life more fruitful. Get involved in community charity work or outreach programs for the poor, tutor less privilege children, provide once a week breakfast for lonely elderly couples in the neighbourhood, visit old age homes and spend your time with them.
Any small act of weekly or monthly volunteering can bring great joy and improve your life. Many doctors have admitted that going on a mission trip to poor areas gives them a great source of joy and accomplishment in their lives. They were able to become more humane in their approach and at the same time be thankful and grateful to God.
Some of the other things that you can do to make your life more meaningful, easy and better are:
- Take up your long forgotten hobby and enjoy the same.
- Do something different and adventurous to bring enthusiasm back into your life.
- Take up a sport, arts, cooking, painting etc., which interests you.
- Set difficult goals and then move forward to achieve them.
These are the top 7 easy ways to make your life more meaningful, easy and better. Remember that life is a journey and so enjoy the journey. Do not get overwhelmed in the process by trying to reach the destination faster.
Please read our earlier article 10 things that Happy and successful people do differently
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