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How to Live the Good Life

Tips for happy lifeEveryone has good days and bad days. The key to living the good life is to have the good days outnumber the bad days. So how do we accomplish that?

People are unique so there is no right answer for every single person. However, there are some things that everyone can try to do more often to make the good days more prevalent.

This article will discuss some tips and tricks to make your life easier and happier.

Family

Having a family that is there for you no matter what is very important to living the good life. It is a safety net for your life. No matter what is going on or what has happened in the past, knowing your family will be there for you is an essential part to being happy. Siblings fight. Kids hate their parents. The important thing to remember is that they will be there for you at the end of the day.

Having someone who will take care of you no matter what will allow you to make bigger and bolder choices with your life. If you fail, there will always be someone there to fall back on and get you back on your feet.

Friends

While having family to fall back on in times of need is important, it is also important to have friends around you whether it is good times or bad. Having friends are the building blocks to every other relationship you will be in. Learning to treat your friends the way you want to be treated is how people succeed in life.

Having your friends around guarantees that there will be more good days than bad ones!

Be Productive

If you are not doing anything then you are not living. By having a job, volunteering, coaching, babysitting, or anything that gives you something to do during the day will go a long way towards living the good life. The best way to fulfill yourself is by helping others to get the job done.

Take it Easy

While the last point made it sound like you should be going full speed for as long as you can, it is important to rest as well. It can be a 20 minute break to go for a walk, or it can be 2 weeks off in the summer to go to the beach. If you go too hard and too fast then your brain is not functioning at 100% and mistakes will be made. Work hard but know when to take a break. You will be much more productive and useful after a little rest.

Do Things On Your Own

There is no satisfaction quite like completing a project by yourself. Being self-sufficient gives you the confidence to go through each day knowing that everything is going to be alright. Even simple things like replacing a lightbulb or unclogging the sink will give you the gumption to try other things like changing a tire or even moving to a new country!

Travel

Speaking of doing things on your own, travelling is the best way to live the good life. If you already have a significant other then bring them along! Travelling to other places and experiencing new things will open up your soul and see humanity for what it really is.

By learning and sampling other cultures, foods, customs, and even religions, you will have a better understanding of this world and why and how it all works. Stress will diminish the body’s immune system functionality and will ultimately shorten your life. By travelling and understanding how the world works, you will lower your stress level and be able to live the good life!

Talk To People

If you decide to go travelling you will meet many new people. Talking to strangers and getting to know them is another great way to know more about the world. Even if you don’t speak the language, people like that you are making the effort.

This principle applies even if you aren’t travelling. Take the time to talk to the person you see at the bus stop everyday. Or the coworker who seems to be a little shy. Most people have something to say but maybe don’t have too many who will listen. Having an open mind and an open ear can make all the difference in the world. When someone opens up to you, then you are living the good life!

These are just a few of the many things that you can do to live the good life. Life will give you back what you put in so make an effort to put in as much as you can. You might be surprised at what you get back in return!

About Joseph Giove

Joseph R Giove is a MindBody Wellness Coach, biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist. For over 30 years he has helped people in all areas of health and fitness including weight loss, exercise physiology, addiction, stress and anxiety, insomnia, depression, diabetes, nutrition, chronic pain, and more. He offers a unique understanding of the mind and body to help you renew, recover from illness, and live optimally with vitality and vigor.

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