Live, Love, Laugh: Ten Simple Ways To Live Better

Posted: June 28, 2014

In the game of life, it’s easy to forget the most important rules. Here is a list of ten simple ways to be better, do better, and live better!

The upbringing of a girl child in India has always led her to be the giver and the caretaker of her family. As a child, she is asked to sit upright with her legs crossed, and behave in a ‘feminine’ manner. As she grows into a beautiful lady, marriage proposals start pouring in and the search for a well-settled groom starts.

In the current era, Indian women have additionally taken up the role of a professional – who leads a stressful life juggling her personal and professional life- with the additional guilt of missing out on her kids’ childhood.




All such apprehensions lead to her ignoring her own well being and realizing it much later on in life when the precious time is gone.

Here is a list of tips to balance the essentials of a happy, healthy life:

Get enough sleep

Learn to switch off the mind, put away all electronic gadgets, and count sheep, literally. Stop worrying about the client discussion at work tomorrow, the project your kid is supposed to submit at school, and the husband’s impending promotion.

Exercise

Yoga and Meditation will do wonders for your health. These are simple enough to be done at work. Optionally, you may opt for a early morning jog or a gym workout later in the day.

Stay happy

Let go of the negativity in your life and concentrate on the positives. Positivity attracts happiness.

Get a hobby

Pursue the needle-work activity that you admired when your grandmother did it. Learn a musical instrument, take up gardening or learn to paint!

Dance

Don’t worry if you are like me, with two left feet. Dance like no one is watching!

Travel

If you have the means to travel far, visit new places, and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Learn to say No

There are days in a professional’s life that she has to learn to refuse the irrational demands of work. Similarly, personal life presents with many opportunities to act courageously.

Love your family

Your parents are your support system; they love you dearly and deserve equal respect. Treat them kindly and reserve some quality time for them.

Take risks and follow your passions

You don’t want to end up regretting not having done things that you always wanted to.

Volunteer

If you are going through a tough time in your life, take efforts to volunteer with a local orphanage or old age home. Learn to be carefree from the child who is not privileged enough to lead a protected life in the shelter of her parents, or share a story with a 90 year old man who misses his grandchildren.

Last but not least, don’t wait till tomorrow. Start today.

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