10 things you can do each and every day to make your life better

10 things you can do each and every day to make your life better

Happiness and success in life are about getting better each and every day.

Yes, we want to accept what is and be grateful for who we are and what we have; but that doesn’t negate the benefits of gradual and constant improvement.

In fact, happiness always requires ongoing efforts because as soon as we’re happy with something we’ve achieved or a change we’ve made we just get used to it; which is why in many ways happiness is about change.

Read on to learn more about what you can do daily for a better and happier life…

via the Ladders by Eric Barker

These are the 10 things that scientific research shows can help improve your life.

1. Get out in nature

You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, there’s research that says you do.) Being in nature reduces stress, makes you more creative, improves your memory and may even make you a better person.

2. Exercise

We all know how important this is, but few people do it consistently. Other than health benefits too numerous to mention, exercise makes you smarterhappier, improves sleepincreases libido and makes you feel better about your body. A Harvard study that has tracked a group of men for more than 70 years identified it as one of the secrets to a good life.

3. Spend time with friends and family

Harvard happiness expert Daniel Gilbert identified this as one of the biggest sources of happiness in our lives. Relationships are worth more than you think (approximately an extra $131,232 a year.) Not feeling socially connected can make you stupider and kill you. Loneliness can lead to heart attack, stroke and diabetes.

The longest lived people on the planet all place a strong emphasis on social engagement and good relationships are more important to a long life than even exerciseFriends are key to improving your lifeShare good news and enthusiastically respond when others share good news with you to improve your relationships. Want to instantly be happier? Do something kind for them…

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