No matter how and—or how good—your life is now, there are ways to improve it. Some of these ways may surprise you!
Did you ever imagine what it would be like if you actually met a real genie and you had 3 wishes? That’s always a fun fantasy, and for any one of the wishes tend to involve a huge pile of money.
It’s true that more money doesn’t hurt when you want to improve your life. But there are other ways to enhance your life, and they don’t have to be huge grand schemes. You can do some simple activities that can change your life for the better:
1. Declutter your closet
If that’s already organized, you can reorganize your desk or your bookshelves. You can take out clothes that are too worn out or are definitely out of style. You should get rid of those clothes that are too small for you too. You can make sure that the same types of clothes are grouped together.
This type of activity helps you because the act of cleaning can actually help relieve your stress. In addition, you do end up with a more organized closet. That can keep you from wasting time trying to find the right clothes in the morning.
2. Take some time outdoors
Every day for half an hour or so, get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. We’re not talking about going to the mall or to the gym. We mean the park and other outdoor places. The change in setting will be good for you, as it somehow cheers you up. Studies show that regularly spending time outdoors can boost your creativity and your mood.
3. Enjoy a relaxing massage
You can do this every week. In fact, even getting a massage once a month won’t hurt. Massages are exceptionally effective in reducing stress, and it can really improve your health and your mood. It’s both relaxing and rejuvenating too. After you get a message, it’s not uncommon to feel like a new person.
4. Listen to music
Music can affect your mood so they can help you relax or feel rejuvenated. Nowadays, it’s easy enough to download new songs off the Internet. You can then use earphones if you plan on listening to your music at work. You can also spend some time each weekend discovering new musical acts.
5. Try a new game
It doesn’t have to be a complicated game that takes a serious gaming computer and a month to complete. You can just download a new free game app and spend a few minutes each day on it. It’s a welcome diversion when you need to take a short break at home.
6. Fix up your bedroom
Experts agree that a good night’s sleep is crucial for your health. But most people sleep better when their bedrooms are clean and organized. Clear everything off your bed except your pillows. Get your clothes off the floor. Maybe you should even make your bed in the morning, as it really gets you ready for sleep when you get into a cool clean bed.
7. Develop a morning routine
You can start your day right if you can spend your mornings doing the same rituals every time. It keeps you from thinking too much in the morning, so you don’t waste time figuring out what to do. When you have morning rituals, you can clear your head properly for the day ahead. Also, you’re less likely to come late for work.
8. Develop a sleep ritual
You’ll also find it easier to sleep when you have the same rituals for the end of the day. This means you should sleep at the same time, and then brush your teeth and change into your sleeping clothes. Pick out the clothes for the next day. Maintain the same activities in the same order. Doing the same rituals can relax you and tell your mind to prepare for sleep.
9. Plan for tomorrow
Before you sleep, here’s a nice ritual to follow. Have a small notebook and pen ready by your nightstand, list down 3 major tasks for the next morning. So when you wake up, you know what the day’s plan will look like.
10. Book a doctor’s appointment
Many people overlook the need for a regular medical checkup, but you have to do it to make sure you keep healthy. Insurance covers the cost anyway, and at least you can find out about any medical problem that could have gotten worse if it remained undiscovered. If you’re perfectly healthy, then it’s a load off your mind.
11. Try out a coloring book
Over the last few years, coloring books have been the surprising bestsellers in modern publishing. In 2015, 12 million of these books were sold in the US alone. It may seem childish, but coloring offers therapeutic benefits not just for children. Studies confirm that coloring exercises can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
12. Take a personality test
There are plenty of free personality tests online. They don’t take more than a few minutes to complete, and they can be surprisingly informative. They can tell you things about yourself that you never realized.
13. Reconnect with an old friend
How long has it been since you communicated with a high school or college buddy? If you parted in good terms, then you may spend a few minutes trying to find them. Witch social media and Google, it shouldn’t be hard to find these guys. You can improve your social life and boost your professional network as well.
14. Try a new hobby
A new hobby can shake up your life when you’re feeling in a rut. So go online and see what kind of hobbies appeal to you. You can try to learn a new language or a new musical instrument. New hobbies can teach you something new, plus you can meet new people who can share your enthusiasm.
None of these activities are too difficult, and they don’t have to take too much of your time. Yet they can help you improve your life even in just little ways. Try several of these activities, and you may find that your life has taken a turn for the better!