A happier, fulfilled day is a healthier day. We have put together a list of three little things you can do each day to make a big difference in your life. These are our favorites and ones we put into action here at Meliora. We take pride in treating others the way we would like to be treated. So we recognize how important it is to take care of ourselves blending in kindness towards others.
#1 - Do something random or unexpected for another. This action will make you feel as happy as you've made them feel. The return on your investment, whether it is time, money or sharing a moment of reflection, will be priceless. You are instinctively a caring individual, yet factors are holding you back; perceived outcome, how the person will receive your kindness and comfort level with delivering the action. The deed can be monetary; however, there are no cost choices to render the same outcome. Performing a small endeavor for the good of another on a consistent basis is valuable to your emotional wellbeing. Suggested acts of goodwill might be; saying thank you to a friend, send a handwritten card or a random email/text, make someone dinner, take someone lunch or buy the person behind you in line a coffee. Even offer to run an errand for a coworker, bring flowers to someone at work, volunteer for a friend’s cause or make a donation to a local charity.
#2 – Spend ‘you’ time each day that you might skip because you have time restrictions or a schedule to keep. Work in the time daily to enjoy things you like or things that will relax you and keep your day in balance. Including daily exercise regiment, cooking your favorite meal, writing in your journal a few times throughout the day, volunteer or take in your favorite hobby. Another great action might be quiet time; a time to reflect on your day or a life event that might be bringing you stress. Also, another opportunity to journal or write out your daily task or weekly to-do list. This time is a great way, every day to take care of you in a small way.
#3 Get outside for daily activity, there is no expected time limited, even 10-minutes can make all the difference. This can be in addition to activities that already take you outside; such as exercise, playing golf, running, fishing, hiking and more. Spending time outside each day is essential to your physical and emotional wellness, lifting your spirit and boosting your energy. Devoting time outside is a great way to receive the most valuable source of vitamin D, which is the sun. Taking a walk around the block or taking the dog out for a morning jaunt will energize you and get your day off to a great start. Also, get out of the house or your office throughout the day for a mid-day refresher. Perhaps ask a coworker to join you, this may very well make their day too. On the reverse side, an excellent way to wind down from the day and get a restful night’s sleep is to take a walk outside and get a breath of fresh air before bedtime.
Doing good for others and doing good for yourself is the best payment you can make to your daily wellbeing balance. You will thank yourself and others will too.
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