Looking for quick and easy ways to make your life a little more jolly and productive? Congratulations, you’ve just hit the jackpot. Read on for our top 5 tricks for transforming your everyday.
1. Put down your phone before bed
You may feel like the world will stop turning or your life will crumble into tiny pieces, but the reality is quite the opposite. Having time apart from your phone, especially in the evenings (when you may need it less for work) is good for both your mental and physical health. Turning off distractions will help you clear your head and truly relax in the evenings. It’s been proven that avoiding screens before bed time helps you sleep better. Not only will you feel refreshed and ready to go the next day, it will give you more time in the evenings to concentrate on the more important things.
2. Let go of anger towards others
Something that can really affect your mood and productivity is constant anger and bitterness. Harbouring these feelings alters your effectiveness with making decisions and can definitely harm relationships, whether they be personal or work-based. Although letting go of anger is easier said than done, you can look at finding some release mechanisms to improve your day-to-day life. Take a step back and think about what’s making you feel angry. How can you resolve this so it doesn’t eat you up on the inside? Anger is an odd emotion because no matter how angry you feel, the person you’re angry at probably isn’t affected by your anger (or even realises you’re angry!), so it’s likely that you’re simply wasting your energy.
3. Compliment yourself
Affirmations are an old but trusty way to boost your mood, your motivation and in turn your productivity. It can be as simple as recognising an achievement or looking in the mirror and thinking ‘damn, my hair looks great today’ – complimenting yourself will make you a happier person in general.
4. Practice your manners
Self improvement is something that you should always be developing, and one way to continually improve is to practice your manners. Not only does it boost relationships with friends, family, colleagues and customers, it also means those meeting you for the first time will get a great first impression. Set yourself goals for each day and make sure you fulfil them, it pays to be nice! Being a polite and friendly person also helps in the long run, I mean why would anyone want to hire someone rude and unfriendly?
5. Reach out
You should aim to reach out to someone new or someone you’ve not spoken to in a while each day. Not only does it keep you connected, you just never know what opportunities lie beyond your own immediate network. Reaching out to new people could dramatically improve your situation, open up new opportunities, foster a new relationship or simply teach you something new, all worth it!
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