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20 Pictures Of Small Tips To Live A Satisfying Life

20 Pictures Of Small Tips To Live A Satisfying Life

What does it mean to live a satisfying life? It means living a life in balance. It means making sure that your emotional, mental, physical, and social needs are taken care of.

Daily Health Gen has come out with 20 small tips to help you live a satisfying life. Take a look and implement some of the following tips to your life.

1. Try to Make At Least Three People Smile Each Day.

Real happiness comes from helping others and showing kindness. When you make other people smile, you make yourself smile. Plus, would you rather surround yourself with happy people or grumpy people? Surrounding yourself with happy people makes you feel good, so start making people around you smile.

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    2. Sit in Silence for At Least 10 Minutes Each Day.

    Your mind has been working hard for you the whole day at school, at work, or at home. Give them a break during the day. Taking a moment off your busy schedule not only helps you be more productive, but it also helps your mind process what happened during the day. Also, take a look around you and admire how beautiful the world is – it will make you happier.

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      3. Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously.

      Don’t be too hard on yourself. Have a sense of humor. Humans makes mistakes. No one is perfect, so give yourself permission to make mistakes. Making mistakes might make you look bad in front of others, but it also makes you human too. Others will relate to that, so laugh it off instead.

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        4. Dream More While You Are Awake.

        Dreaming gives you inspirations. All the things we enjoy now, such as electricity and airplane flights, are a result of someone else’s dreams. Someone has to conjure up an idea before the idea can be executed. Since most people don’t remember the dreams they had when they are asleep, why not dream during the day when you are awake?

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          5. You Don’t Have to Win Every Argument.

          Most bad relationships are a result of arguments. Why do you have to win every argument? Winning an argument doesn’t make you or the other party happier. There is usually no right or wrong, just a difference in perception. Looking at the other person’s point of view and understanding where they are coming from doesn’t mean that you have to agree with them. It’s more important to show the other party that their view is valued.

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            6. Spend Time with People Over the Age of 70 and Under the Age of 6.

            These two groups of people have different perspectives towards life. People over the age of 70 have a lot of experience and wisdom. Ask them to share what they have learned, so that you can apply these important lessons to your life. People under the age of 6 are innocent and happy. They don’t hang on to grudges. Learn how they let go of their emotions so quickly and you’ll be happier.

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              7. Don’t Waste Your Precious Energy on Gossip.

              Your energy is better spent on yourself. Why waste your energy listening to things about other people that may not be true? Gossip doesn’t add value to your life. If you want to satisfy your curiosity, use your energy to learn and improve yourself instead. Read books and listen to inspirational talks or podcasts.

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                8. Life Is Too Short to Waste Time Hating Anyone.

                You can spend the rest of your life hating someone, but that doesn’t mean that person will change. In fact, the other person may not even know that you hate them or realize that they have done something wrong. Get rid of those ill feelings towards them. Learn how to forgive. It will give you so much more freedom.

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                  9. What Other People Think of You Is None of Your Business.

                  You can’t control what other people think about you. Your business is what you think of yourself. You can work on how you think about yourself. If people think negatively about you, but you have a strong self-worth, you won’t get affected. However, if you don’t think highly about yourself, no matter how other people praise you, you will still feel that you aren’t good enough.

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                    10. Sleep for 8 Hours a Day.

                    Getting adequate sleep gives you energy and attention for the next day. Sleeping helps to repair the damage you have done on your body during the day. It also enhances the consolidation of your memory. Be certain to get enough sleep and make sure your sleep is uninterrupted.

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                      11. Smile and Laugh More.

                      Endorphins are released when you smile. They make you feel happier and less stressed. Laughing helps you release emotions that have been bottling up inside. When you smile and laugh, you will attract other positive people to smile and laugh with you. That will help you to bond with other people easier and make you feel even better.

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                        12. Forget Issues of the Past.

                        When couples argue, they like to bring issues of the past into their argument, making the argument worse. Learn to let go issues of the past go. It’s not fair to judge your partner with the mistakes they made in the past. Both of you should focus on the current situation or problem, and come up with a solution to resolve it.

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                          13. Drink Plenty of Water.

                          Water keeps you hydrated. It is essential for the circulation of nutrients in the body. It also helps to flush out toxins, waste, and bacteria through sweat and urine. Furthermore, drinking water makes you feel refreshed and improves your moods.Therefore, it’s extremely important to drink at least 2 litres of water per day.

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                            14. Read More Books Than You Did Last Month.

                            Most people read for two main reasons – pleasure or knowledge. Knowing your purpose for reading helps you read more books. It will help you select books you are attracted to read and eliminate books that you don’t need to read. Reading books also help you reduce stress. You either lose yourself in great stories or find solutions to your problems in books.

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                              15. No One Is In Charge of Your Happiness Except You.

                              You are 100% responsible for your life. If you are unhappy, it’s up to you to do something about it. Don’t wait for other people to make you happy. Other people might not know what makes you happy or how to make you happy. More importantly, you can’t control other people’s behaviors. You can only control yours, so take charge of your happiness.

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                                16. Your Job Won’t Take Care of You When You Are Sick. Your Friends Will.

                                Good friends are always there to support you and lift you up. They provide different perspectives to your life. Staying in touch with your old friends reminds you of where you came from. It’s difficult to keep up with everybody’s life, but schedule a time and plan something to catch up with your old buddies. It’s rewarding to listen to their stories.

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                                  17. Call Your Family Often.

                                  Family is important. It’s your origin. It’s what shapes and defines you growing up. You can always count on your family during good and bad times. Even though you may be busy and have a very different focus in life from your family, call them regularly and find out how they are doing. A call to your mom and dad means a lot to them.

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                                    18. No Matter How You Feel, Get Up, Dress Up, and Show Up.

                                    Woody Allen said, “Showing up is 80 percent of life.” When you make a commitment to yourself or a New Year resolution, show up and do what you promise to do. There will always be times when you don’t feel like doing what you promise. However, if you don’t show up, nothing you desire will get done.

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                                      19. Take 10 – 30 Minutes to Jog Every Day.

                                      If you sit in front of the computer most of your waking hours, try to schedule 10 – 30 minutes each day to move your body. Jogging is a good exercise. It helps you to strengthen your muscles and improve your cardio. Plus, it helps your mind too. Exercise boosts your confidence, helps you concentrate, and relaxes your body tensions.

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                                        20. Make Time to Practice Meditation, Yoga, and Prayer.

                                        Meditation, yoga, and prayer can help calm your mind and deal with anxiety. It can help you get centred and listen to your inner voice with better clarity. Sometimes, you get too busy and forget to breathe. Practicing these activities will focus your breathing and help you relax the body and the mind.

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                                          Featured photo credit: Daily Health Gen via facebook.com

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                                          Last Updated on August 21, 2018

                                          15 Signs You’re an Old Soul and Think Differently

                                          15 Signs You’re an Old Soul and Think Differently

                                          If you’ve often felt slightly removed from the worries of today and miss the simplistic life of a time gone by, or somehow feel a little out of sync with what your peers are concerned with, there’s a chance you may be an old soul.

                                          Being an old soul refers to how you view and approach life.

                                          Your views echo those of someone much older than you, who has lived a long and fruitful life. You approach life with a greater sense of knowledge and wisdom coupled with a greater sense of inner wealth.

                                          If you’ve ever met an exasperated 10 year old saying, “Kids today are so…”, or a 28 year old who says, “In my day…”, an awful lot, chances are you’re in the presence of a beautiful old soul. They’re often perplexed, and unable to relate to the things people their own age consider fun, or important, and so feel out of place.

                                          They look at life through a vignette of experiences they may not have lived, yet, but somehow, just seem to know.

                                          So if you’ve ever felt like you’ve lived before, and you have a wealth of wisdom you can’t explain, chances are you have been reincarnated—

                                          —or maybe, you’re just an old soul!

                                          Here are some tell-tale signs to help you find out if you’re an old soul.

                                          1. You know there’s another way to do things.

                                          You often say things like, “I have a feeling this will work”, or “there’s no harm in trying.” People may view your suggestions as outdated or done, but you know that sometimes, just sometimes, the tried and tested ways of doing things are best. Hey, if it ain’t broke…

                                          You feel that not all problems require a new and innovative solution, and going round in circles when the answer may be staring you in the face is usually a waste of valuable time, and energy.

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                                          You have no problem trying out new things, but know, too, that oldies can also be goodies.

                                          2. You give advice well beyond your years.

                                          You somehow seem to know how to do things you haven’t even done yourself yet. It’s like you’ve lived before, and just know how it all works. People often look at you with that “how do you know?” expression, and you respond with a confident, “I just know!”

                                          Truth is, you do just know, but don’t know how you know. Those people who come to you for advice, though somewhat freaked out by your amazing prophetic powers to impressively offer solutions and predict outcomes, trust you wholeheartedly and don’t doubt your authenticity.

                                          3. You like to think things through.

                                          Even the most impatient of people will need to think things through if they are an old soul at heart. You need that time to maul it over in your head.

                                          It’s an important part of your to-do process, and it enables you to move forward in the direction most in sync with your mind, body and soul.

                                          To you, not being able to think things through, even a little, leaves you feeling uneasy, and that does nothing to help.

                                          4. You don’t waste time asking why.

                                          After you’ve thought things through, you move ahead, confident in the knowledge that you’ve done all you needed to do to get going.

                                          You don’t waste time in trying to justify it to yourself or anyone else. You have little time and patience for the nonsensical and would prefer to utilize your time getting things done, rather than sitting around talking about getting things done.

                                          In the end, you understand that whatever you do, you trust that all things work out just as they are supposed to, and you don’t want to question that wonderful process.

                                          5. You don’t like to go out just for the sake of going out.

                                          It’s quality over quantity for you. You love to go out and have fun, but going out because others feel it is required, or you look boring if you don’t, holds no merit for you.

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                                          When you go out, you’d like to experience something; something that resonates with your way of perceiving the world and challenges you.

                                          You’ll happily spend money on those things that give you wonderful experiences and broaden your horizons. Going out just because, seems pointless to you; you’d rather save your time, and money, and do something of quality.

                                          6. You have an appreciation for old literature.

                                          You respect the classics. You’re often found getting euphorically high off old books. You’ve probably sniffed a good few old books in your time, and you don’t care who sees.

                                          For you, old literature should be respected and valued; they hold history and historical experience between their pages and deserve to be exalted.

                                          7. You have old ears.

                                          You love and appreciate the classics and have a longing for the musicality of those nostalgic tunes. Your record (that’s right, record!) collection looks like a retro music store. Probably only 10% of your collection consists of what you refer to as “nowadays” music, the rest are from decades gone by.

                                          You know only a handful of today’s artists, and that’s only because you haven’t heard an album yet to rival your favorite Grateful Dead album, or your favorite Frank Sinatra track.

                                          You don’t go out of your way to avoid modern music, it just doesn’t seem to whet your appetite. So you’ll happily pump your beloved Janis Joplin or Nat King Cole all the way home. Heaven!

                                          8. You see no need in being unnecessarily stressed.

                                          You don’t invite drama just because it makes you feel alive, no, you’d much prefer to live without it.

                                          You appreciate the quiet, and invite peace. It’s become apparent to you that the world views stress and busyness as being productive.

                                          But you know that being productive has nothing to do with being crazy busy or stressed, but everything to do with how well you utilize your time.

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                                          So you’re mindful about what you spend your hours doing, and make sure your doing something worthwhile, and not just keeping busy for busy sake.

                                          9. You love to meet new people.

                                          To you, talking to people is enriching and adds to your experience of the world. This isn’t because you just can’t help chit chatting, but more so because you are genuinely fascinated by those you share this planet with, who can offer different perspectives.

                                          You love being able to swap stories with people you’ve only just met. Plus, it also serves to make those trips to the bank all the more interesting!

                                          10. You value deep connections.

                                          For you, it’s all about quality over quantity. You require a deeper connection with those around you in order to feel any connection at all.

                                          Half-hearted friendships, surface-level relationships and fly-by-night hook-ups are not your thing. You value the essence of deeper friendships and long lasting relationships, as you give yourself wholly to them, too.

                                          11. You love learning.

                                          Nothing gets you going more than learning more about yourself, other people and the world around you.

                                          For you learning is growth, and growth is part of life. As an old soul, you approach learning from the understanding that it doesn’t have to lead anywhere, for example, a degree or certificate.

                                          Sure, those things are great and offer a sense of accomplishment, but for you it’s the act of learning something new and wonderful that motivates you, not the initials after your name!

                                          12. You don’t see the fuss about the latest craze.

                                          Following others just to fit in? Where’s the fun in that? To you, being a style chaser or tech follower is something you can never quite get your head around.

                                          Sure you may even own a Kindle or you may have an iPad, but now they sit there, gathering dust, because you miss the feel (and smell) or the real thing, and computer works just fine.

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                                          You don’t really care whether you’re an early adopter or a late comer. None of the things defines you, and you’re okay with that.

                                          13. You value the company of those much older than you.

                                          You want to drink in their wisdom and you hang on their every word as they tell you stories of their youth. You laugh at their accounts of old trends, and cry at the war stories, you reminisce with them about long lost loves, and actually listen to their pearls of wisdom.

                                          At a time when we seem to have less and less time for the more mature among us, the old soul has nothing but time to give. That’s because you appreciate what they have to share, and let’s be honest, you secretly wish for a time when life seemed so simple.

                                          14. You are the epitome of calm.

                                          You are the steadfast one, the one neither swayed, nor toppled, even in a crisis. You probably say things like, “Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast,” and tell people to “Get a grip!”

                                          To everyone else, you appear disconnected, but to those who know you well, you’re actually hard at work, you just work differently.

                                          You’ve learned that nothing actually gets done if everyone is running around losing their heads; someone needs to be the calm force. This is just how you make sense of what is happening.

                                          You stop. Wait. Listen. Then decide what steps to take next.

                                          15. You truly understand what it means to give.

                                          To you, there’s no better way to live, than to give.

                                          Giving your time, or money or those things you simply have no need for is the most rewarding thing anyone can do with their short time on earth. It isn’t an ego thing, far from it.

                                          For you, giving is the purest act of love. Plus, you see no point in holding on to things you cant take with you, so you’re more than happy to travel light!

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