If you were to take inventory of your accomplishments throughout the day, you might be surprised. How much of what you are doing makes you feel appreciated, fulfilled, and satisfied?
In today’s chaotic world, perhaps, it becomes too easy to lose sight of those things that are vital to your well-being…the things that matter most in life.
For the key to a more meaningful and rewarding life, focus on the following…
Preserving your health.
Practice self-care to maximize the benefits of a healthy mind, body, and spirit. To live life to the fullest, eat a well-balanced diet, exercise, maintain a healthy weight, get a good night’s sleep, and avoid vices that are harmful to you.
Maintaining fruitful relationships.
The right kind of friends and family members can give you a sense of love and belonging. They are the ones who add value to your life by encouraging you to be your very best.
Cultivating inner peace.
Get rid of your stress, worries, and anxieties by fostering a sense of balance and tranquility. To care for your mental and spiritual well-being, give yourself some quiet time to relax and reflect.
Managing your time.
You are allotted a finite amount of time every day, so use it wisely. Any time wasted can never be retrieved, so carefully structure and organize your daily activities around what gives you the greatest return on investment.
Living with purpose.
Your intention in life and motivation to achieve comes from having a purpose. It is what shapes your goals, provides a sense of direction, and fuels your passion. To maximize your success, start your day with a purpose that is rewarding to you and beneficial to others.
Information is power, so be passionate about learning. Keep current and informed. The more you know, the better prepared you will be to compete in today’s fast-paced society.
Promoting a positive mindset.
An optimistic outlook or positive mindset can have a huge impact on your emotional and physical well-being. It promotes a “can do” attitude and sense of hopefulness.
Seeking new opportunities.
Life is short, so take full advantage of its rich offerings while you can. To expand your horizons, explore activities that are new and exciting. Challenge yourself to go beyond the norm to something even better.
Loving who you are.
The person who you are with the most is yourself. Focus on being your top priority and best friend by appreciating who you are and treating yourself with upmost kindness and respect.
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Written by: Patricia K. Flanigan, Smart Strategies for Successful Living
Patricia K. Flanigan has worked in higher education for over 28 years. She holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne as well as a M.A. in Latin American Studies and B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before retiring and moving to Idaho in 2015, she served as the dean of online education and learning resources at Saddleback College, a large community college in Southern California. She currently consults in higher education, volunteers for AARP, writes for a local magazine, and serves as an Affiliate Faculty member at Boise State University and a contributing member to LEARN Idaho. Since February 2017, she has been the founding director for Smart Strategies for Successful Living, a community-based website designed to promote quality aging. As an educator, her focus is to inspire others to live and age well.
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