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9 Things to improve your quality of life

Updated on June 11, 2011

1. Keep it simple: Find the simplest solution to problems or tasks

2. Don’t spend too much money: Engage in leisure activities that require little to no money

3. Don’t accumulate too much stuff: You can’t take it with you plus the more “things” you have the more you have to maintain which could lead to complicating your life

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4. Get outside everyday: Take advantage of what this world has to offer. Even if it’s just 15 minutes on the patio watching the rain, revel in nature around you. It has the power to bring us back to our youth when we spent our days playing outside.

5. Do something physical everyday: I’m not talking about working out though that is important. Take advantage of what you can do today. There will be a time when you can’t, and you should approach that day with no regret. Go fishing, take a walk, throw a ball etc

6. Enjoy what you eat: In this day and age, everyone is trying to lead healthier lives, however we all need to allow ourselves the simple pleasure of a good meal with good friends every now and then. What’s the point of a long life if you hate what you eat.

7. Be friendly: If you have to accumulate something, accumulate friends

8. Focus on friends and family: Your happiness is directly related to our relationships with these people.

9. Act the way you want your children to act: Children take after us more by what we do than what we say. Does the phrase “ why can’t I do it? You do it” sound familiar. Without even trying my kids want the same haircut as me and want to walk around the house without a shirt like me. We are their first heroes and will try to emulate us. Even if you don’t have kids, acting in a way you want your hypothetical kids to act can make you a better person IE harder worker, kinder person, etc

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