Your time is a valued commodity. Why not use yours to thrive and feel good? Life is filled with twists and turns. If you are not thriving and feeling good, then begin to simplify what you are doing when meeting your obligations and work responsibilities. By using your time to care about your well-being, you will find you have more daily energy, happiness, and you will feel more inner peace. When you create the changes, you will find life becomes less stressed and more fulfilling.
Think for a moment of ways how you can do more of what you love. Develop routines and strategies that will limit your stress and increase your happiness. What are you passionate about? I like to help people make money and take care of their well-being, so they feel good. Time passes quickly. Decide today that you will choose one action step toward doing more of what you love to do.
Change is challenging, but you can start the process by accepting that change is necessary. You deserve to have a break from those everyday responsibilities. Decide you will plan at least a few minutes each day that is dedicated to what brings you joy and happiness. Get in the habit of planning for “me time” or other plans will become a priority. Start your day by lifting your spirits and setting the tone more peacefully. Read what inspires you, listen to music that energizes you, meditate to find your center, or begin the day by implementing that exercise program you’ve wanted to do. Start right now.
If you’ve already started the process, then you may find you are at a point where you are not making as much progress as you would like. This happens to everyone. If this does happen, be patient with yourself, don’t stop, keep going. Remind yourself to be patient when changing the routines, you’ve already established. Look at your schedule and see where you may be overextended and be out of balance. Don’t allow your day to be so full that there is no place for your well-being.
It takes time to develop new thoughts and habits. Sometimes you might need to practice more than you thought was necessary before a new pattern finally clicks. However, when you become strong enough to put your fear to the side, this will encourage you and will lessen the possibility of missing out on opportunities that come your way. You begin to reap the rewards, thrive, and feel good. Like any habit, once you take the dive in and act, you will get better and better at it. You will also discover that over time, your fears lessen and what you feared most would become second nature to you. As you embrace your fears, you will grow and see new opportunities and possibilities that you have not seen experienced before. Below I’ve put together some tips to help you make changes toward improving your well-being so you thrive and feel good.
8 Tips How to Thrive and Feel Good
- Reduce the amount of time you worry. Over 90% of what you worry about will work itself out within a few days.
- Schedule an appointment on your calendar with yourself. Book a day or a few hours at the spa getting a manicure, a massage, or take a yoga/exercise class at your nearest gym.
- Shift your mindset to be more positive if you are frustrated or upset. A helpful strategy is to get your pen and paper and create a list of 5 things that make you smile. Choose one and do it.
- Go after your dream. Don’t give up. Focus on what you want. Take a small action step each day.
- Get up an hour earlier to start your day in a positive way. Use the time to create a daily routine that makes you happy. Ex. Journaling, meditation, reading, or walking.
- Do less, not more. Remove, simplify, or tweak one item that you often do and are not getting the results that you thought you would.
- Respond to others without reacting. If someone says something to you that you don’t like, don’t answer right back. Ask yourself, am I taking what was said personally? Take a deep breath and count to 10 before you respond.
- Be kind and compassionate. Be thoughtful of how others may feel and what they may be going through. There are two sides to every story, and on occasion, even three.
If you have some negative thoughts that come into your mind, close your eyes for a minute or and visualize what you want. You can thrive and feel good. Start by choosing one of the tips above and continue until it’s been mastered. Then select another one. Start creating a different lifestyle, spending quality time with yourself doing what you love. Live a fulfilling life by taking care of your well-being, so you thrive and feel good.
About Bonnie Gortler:
Bonnie Gortler, the Wealth & Well-Being Coach, is a successful stock market expert who has been instrumental in managing multi-million-dollar client portfolios within a top-rated investment firm during her over 35-year corporate career. As the author of “Journey to Wealth”, Bonnie has made it her mission to share the importance of risk management and how to enjoy true financial well-being by applying the technical and mental sides of investing. Bonnie has an M.B.A. in Business Administration and is a certified life coach. Visit BonnieGortler.com to learn more about investing, well-being, and personal development.