Over the course of any given day we all have our ups and downs. We love the ups and would rather not have any of the downs. Though, the downs are a part of life, you will experience difficulties but most of all it is all about how you deal with them rather than seeing them as something difficult. If you let these types of situations get to you it can ruin the course of an entire day without you even knowing it. Life works with energy, the more negative you feel, the more likely it is that all of your problems will begin to pile up.
This article will take a look at specific ways to remedy these types of occurrences. We will also take a look at things you can do that will not only subtly improve your day but quality of life as well. We advise all our fellow Talko readers to practice these 15 little things daily and let us know how they work for you. You’ll truly be amazed on how little things can go a long way.
So now without further ado let’s get to it, here are 15 little things you can do to improve your day and life, take a deep breath, sip on your favorite beverage and enjoy!
15 Believe In Yourself
Ever morning, before doing anything else you must believe in yourself and believe that all things are possible, this will instantly lead to a greater quality of life.
Having an insane belief in one’s self can lead to benefits in your entire life. Look at some of the most successful people in the world that started out as ordinary people, but shared an insane belief in themselves. Take Jim Carey, he’s one of the most popular actors of all-time, with a net worth of $150 million. For him it all began with a simple belief that he would be a star one day. When Jim essentially had no money to his name he’d go to the finer locations and visualize himself enjoying those accommodations, he would see himself in the most luxurious scenarios and imagined the emotions of it all as if it had already happened.
Shortly after, Jim would make his first million dollar paycheck after he filmed the legendary comedy, “Dumb and Dumber”.
No matter what you believe in, always believe it can happen and it will happen. The quality of your life will improve each day if you keep this mindset.
14 Visualize Each Day Before It Happens
It is truly scary to think about it but the images that we hold in our minds truly dictates the way our day will go. If you think negatively, more negative situations will be thrown your way. So how can we remedy this and not think negatively?
Tonight, before you go to bed visualize the exact way you want things to go the next day. Picture your ideal day and truly visualize every step of it. You’ll be amazed how well your day will go because of these images.
Visualization helps to make things easier in terms of your ideal day. It can also help to organize the events that go on as opposed to a cluttered day. When you visualize each moment, things not only run smoothly but you don’t feel overwhelmed as you're doing them. Visualizing and planning ahead is a crucial step to take to increase your productivity levels and to bring you one step closer towards your ultimate vision.
13 Monitor Your Thoughts
Monitoring your thoughts can not only change the course of your day but ultimately change the quality of your entire life for the better.
It might seem hard at first but eventually all those bad thoughts will go away. Think about it for a second, just think how many thoughts go through your head in the course of a day, chances are there’s a lot of them so don’t feel like it will happen that easily.
Instead, take a first step and really understand which thoughts consume you. You’d be surprised, but sometimes you might be more negative than you thought, this can ultimately cause a downwards spiral leading to many more negative thoughts.
Train your brain and constantly think good thoughts, think about things that excite you and things you want to endure over the course of a day. Never forget, you control every outcome and your thoughts are the route to everything we do and think of. Altering your mind can be huge and ultimately can change your life instantly.
12 Put Time Aside To Do Something That Makes You Happy
Being happy generally increases productivity and most importantly the quality of whatever it is you are doing. Just look back at times where your work suffered, can you say you were happy while doing those things? Chances are you weren’t.
With this in mind, it is key you take time away from your stressful day and do something that makes you happy, that really excites you. That something can range from a variety of things whether it be taking a nice walk and breathing in that fresh air, listening to your favorite songs as your spirit escapes you or even visualizing things that excite you like a future home, car or vacation. That feeling will elevate your energy and lead to a greater day and improved life altogether. Productivity will seem that much easier and you’ll probably get so much more work done with those thoughts in the back of your mind. Make sure at whatever point in life you are in, there is that special something that always puts you in your happy place.
11 Fix The Mistakes Every Night
Before you go to bed every night replay out your entire day from the moment you open your eyes, to the moment you lay your head on your pillow at night. Now, think of everything you might have wanted to change and picture it in the ideal state. Doing so will increase the likelihood of a greater tomorrow and a greater life down the road.
Fixing this mistakes is huge, this is ultimately what separates good people from great people. Look at each challenge as that, a challenge. Every situation in life is about how you handle it, some throw in the towel and fail to attack a problem while others crave these types of scenarios. Sometimes, you truly need to be at rock bottom to build a solid foundation. A big part of that foundation is your ability to deal with certain problems and overcome them for the better. Fixing these little mistakes will not only improve your daily life but it will lead to the greater good in the future.
10 Physical Activity
We now switch our focus to a physical aspect of life which can also play a crucial factor in your mental abilities believe it or not. Physical activity is actually a great stress reliever that can pay immediate dividends. It can also help your self-esteem big time.
Being happy in your own skin leads to the greater good, your energy levels will go up and you’ll feel unstoppable as your ideal self.
Physical activity can also help as a stress reliever and can actually add oxygen to your brain. Physical activity doesn’t needed to be only limited to a gym membership, you can also join a class or play on a team. Fitness is usually the ideal choice as its just you, your thoughts and music which leads to great results.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your day and life, physical activity might be the answer!
9 Embrace Fear
Like the old saying goes “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. Putting yourself in uncomfortable situations is a part of the growth you will sustain over the course of your life. Just think back at some uncomfortable moments you were so fearful of and how you felt once you were done? Chances are, you felt all high and mighty following whatever it is that you did. These situations serve as growth and ultimately enhance the quality of your everyday life and can set up even greater opportunities in the future. Your handling of these fearful situations will account as an experience, and one that will allow you to grow further in your future endeavors.
Even if you might not realize it, fear fuels the best in all of us and it’s all about how you react to it, some crack under pressure and make the fear get to them while others thrive and embrace the fear.
At the end of the day, be the person that took fear and overcame it with ease! Remember, fearful situations are only in your mind!
8 Appreciate What You Have In The Moment
The unfortunate part of today’s society is the fact that many people love to dwell on what they don’t have as opposed to being grateful for what they actually have. Dwelling on things you don’t have or possess will lead to a negative mind set resulting in a negative outcome for your day and perhaps life depending on how long you continue to focus on things you don’t have.
So how can you fix all this? That answer is very simple and it pertains to appreciating what you have in the moment. A grateful attitude is not only healthy for your well being but can lead to better days and a better life quality altogether. Even right now, grab a pen and paper and list all the things you are grateful for in this moment, you’ll be amazed with how many things you can list and how quickly your situation will improve.
7 Staying Away From Negativity
As we discussed earlier in the article, constant negativity can not only set your day back but life quality in general. The brutal truth about negativity is that sometimes we don’t even realize we’re being negative, can in fact bring that vibe without you even knowing.
Besides thinking positively throughout the day put yourself in positive situations with people that are like minded. If you’re constantly surrounded by negativity chances are that’ll eventually get to you as well. In terms of dealing with that issue there are two ways to go about it; one, be there for a person on a emotional level but don’t embrace the negativity. Second, you can simply tell a friend to be more positive, chances are they don't notice how pessimistic they can be
These changes with your peers along with your mental changes can lead to greater outcomes daily and in your life altogether. Embrace positivity and always keep a cool level headed head at all times, it’ll pay off big time that we can assure you.
6 Set Goals
Whether you’re aware or not, setting a goal can add a further degree of excitement to your everyday life and drive you that much more. Without a real concrete goal it is hard to be motivated day in and day out. Just imagine working a regular 9 to 5 job with no further ambition or type of goal outside of work for that matter.
Instead, find something that excites you and drive towards it, it’ll keep things interesting and improve your life along the way. Goals can be set towards just about anything whether it be losing five pounds at the gym in a month, saving up money for a new home or vacation or even simply setting a goal to do a good deed every day. These things excite us and make living a beautiful thing.
Just think of a goal now, like you working your ideal job, does that excite you? Chances are it probably does and should remain a pivotal part in your life no matter what stage you’re at!
Remember all successful people started with a goal that seemed crazy at the time!
5 Writing Your Own Story
The beauty of this life we live is the fact that we are the authors and heroes of our very own story. Just like when it comes to setting goals, writing your own story allows you to dictate exactly how your life will go and what you can do. It seems like a cliché at this point but seriously don’t ever let somebody tell you there’s something you can’t do. You are unique, you are your own person and always remember that you’re writing your very own story and not someone else’s.
Writing your own story can certainly create a pleasant atmosphere in your life. As crazy as it sounds, you can project every outcome in your life as long you believe it can happen and work towards it with the right intent. This truly is the beauty of life although some others in society are trained to believe otherwise. Be daring, be a dreamer and most of all create a scenario that sees you as the hero of your long fairytale like story.
4 Build Greatness Around You
Think of it this way, when you build a beautiful house, the foundation must align properly to match the beauty of the home. The same thing goes for you and your surroundings, in order to live a beautiful life you must surround yourself with absolute greatness. Building greatness is an essential component of life and that starts with the people you interact with most on a daily basis.
Flawed relationships can cause a strain which can at times lead to a downwards spiral. Even though it might seem tough, sometimes it is best to walk away from those that bring you down and instead align yourself with people that you share similar views with. This is a strong pillar to building greatness. The quality of your life will improve dramatically by doing so and it will only lead to greater outcomes in the future.
3 Keep it Humble
It’s certainly ok to be a little dreamer and be proud of yourself but remember to do so while being humble and even hungrier along the way. Look at some of the most successful people in the world, let’s take The Rock. Dwayne had seven dollars to his name at one point, he was broke as hell but knew deep down in his heart that he wouldn’t always be that way. Fast-forward to the present and Dwayne has not only conquered the frontier of World Wrestling Entertainment but he is also the highest grossing actor in all of Hollywood at the moment. His face is also a source of inspiration for millions around the world to get grinding even when things get tough. A constant for Dwayne through his rise was his ability to remain humble 24/7. Let’s face it, the guy has every right to brag, going from seven bucks to a global star but he simply hasn’t and instead has opted to be a role model for millions upon millions.
2 Live To Service Others
Helping out others is a fundamental key when it comes to this beautiful life we're living. Giving back can come in various forms and doesn’t always require you having to do something, just giving someone advice or simply listening to a friend can go a long way. Even throwing a compliment someone’s way or telling them how grateful you are for having them will do some serious good for your well-being and daily life.
Our purpose on this earth whether you realize it or not was to service others with our gift. Whether it would be servicing people with your profession or simply a passion of yours helping out is what it’s all about.
At the end of the day, look back at some of your interactions with people. Did you feel some things could have improved? Could you have lent more of helping hand? Addressing this question will only make things better and make you one step closer towards being your ideal self. All of a sudden, the day will seem better and your life will be one filled with abundance coming from everywhere.
1 Be Grateful
We finish off with one of the most crucial aspects of improving your day, and this one might even be the easiest. By simply giving thanks to everything you have can turn the tide of your day instantly. Being grateful will allow your spiritual being to attract like minded people which will result in good situations. When things start to get too stressful or your mood starts to change make a list of all the things you are grateful for. Although it kind of seems silly at first glance, this exercise works wonders for your well-being and you’ll be amazed at just about how many things you would be able to list in such a short amount of time.
Whether it be starting your day, before bed, during lunch or when things seems a little to hectic, take the time to take deep breaths and remember the things in life you are most grateful for.
Let us know how that exercise worked out for you!