Small changes can improve your life

Many unhappy people spend years in therapy with psychologists and psychiatrists, but achieve little or no results with respect to their problems or even small changes in behavior patterns. Aren’t there more direct activities that a person can do that will have a more significant impact on their lives and cost much less at the same time?

In fact, there are small changes a person can make in their daily lives to drastically improve their happiness levels, but before you get to them, heed this WARNING: The advice below is not a substitute for professional treatment of serious mental illnesses such as the Depression. bipolar disorder, various anxiety disorders, etc. – always make sure to seek proper care if you feel you are suffering from any of the above mentioned problems.

Below are twenty activities you can do that will hopefully improve your level of happiness or your general sense of well-being. Each of them is (loosely) based on the butterfly effect, which is prominent in chaos theory. The butterfly effect states that small changes in the initial conditions of a system can lead to extreme variations in behavior later on (a common example given is that a butterfly flapping its wings in, say, Brazil can cause a tornado later in Kansas) , showing that on some ‘systems’, little things can make a drastic difference to overall behavior. The following twenty tips and quotes are based on the same principle and involve short, simple activities that aren’t too time-consuming or difficult, but can dramatically improve your life. Don’t expect it to “heal” or “heal” you, but it can at least bring you some benefits.

1. If you feel down or sad on a certain day and you want to feel better, look at yourself in the bathroom mirror and put a big smile on your face, even if you have to force yourself. Hold that smile for at least thirty seconds and you’ll soon feel a little better about yourself.

2. To keep your personal relationships at their best, whenever you find yourself criticizing your spouse, friend, or family member, balance the criticism by saying five positive things about them afterward.

3. If you ever lose your wallet and want to make sure it’s returned to you, keep a photo of an adorable child in the wallet that’s highly visible. Whoever finds your wallet will be more sympathetic to you when they see the kid and hopefully return it to you.

4. Compartment the little worries and anxieties that come up during the day by imagining a big black box and whenever a negative thought enters your mind, place it at the bottom of the black box and slam it shut, and then allow the thought to dislodge. your mind forever. .

5. Quote: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence from every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You can say to yourself, ‘I’ve survived this horror. I can take the next thing.’ coming. You must do what you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

6. Let’s say you are having a conversation with someone and you want to convince them of something or persuade them in some way. According to psychologists, an effective way to brighten up the conversation and make yourself seem more likeable is to mention a favorite pet or animal (the sillier the better, like a turtle or hamster), which will “humanize” your personality and help persuade others. person you are trying to convince.

7. Learn to embrace the elements of chaos and uncertainty in your life and accept them as natural to achieve your main goals. No one can be sure where your individual journeys will take you, so learn to overcome fear of the unknown by accepting uncertainty as necessary, and hopefully the results will surprise you.

8. Quote: “Be patient with all that is unresolved in your heart and… try to love the questions themselves. Don’t look now for the answers, which can’t be given to you because you couldn’t live them. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, gradually, unknowingly, you live in the answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

9. When it comes to personal growth, be sure to banish negative thoughts from your brain: Instead of letting harmful phrases in, replace them with positive phrases frequently. For example, “I’m gaining too much weight” should be changed to “I know I’ll lose weight soon”; and “I’ll never find a boyfriend or girlfriend!” will change to “the perfect guy is on his way into my life right now!” Having positive information in your subconscious (or unconscious) mind is extremely important, as the job of that part of your brain is to bring whatever information is within it to fruition.

10. Is there someone you would like to impress or want a particular person to take an interest in you? Psychologists say that the best way to please someone is not to give them a gift or do something for them, but to have them do you a small favor: it’s reverse psychology in action.

11. Experts have stated that “fear” can be translated as FEAR = ‘FALSE TEST THAT LOOKS REAL’. Excessive fear prevents you from seeking possibilities and new opportunities in life. Do not let fear control you at any time. Whenever too much fear invades your mind, visualize yourself clearing the fear from your brain. Also take the time to write your fears on a piece of paper, then tear up the paper and throw it away.

12. Advice on beautiful women: The true beauty of a woman is shown through her personality and how she chooses to live her life and how she treats people on a daily basis.

13. Life Goals Suggestion: At the end of each day, ask yourself if the daily activities you’ve been doing are steadily leading you in the right direction toward achieving your major goals, or slowly leading you away from them, then make changes. Respectively.

14. Hygiene advice. To make sure your breath smells fresh and clean during your next appointment, have a small serving of green tea-flavored ice cream after dinner. Green tea will fight any bacteria in your mouth and mask unpleasant odours.

15. When you exercise, try to use a treadmill for best results. Treadmills are less stressful on your ankles, back, and knees, and instantly list valuable information (distance traveled readings, calories burned, etc.), encouraging you to complete more work and making you feel good. with himself.

16. Do you want to lose weight? Drink out of tall, narrow glasses to cut calories; and put a mirror in your kitchen to reinforce your appearance; then write down everything you eat over the course of a day.

17. Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, a recently successful book, stated that most successful people have practiced their craft for over ten thousand hours in whatever respective field they have chosen. Start practicing today to reach your 10,000 hours.

18. To sleep better, get a comfortable bed and make sure the room is quiet and dark. Excess light will hinder the production of melatonin. Also avoid stimulants like caffeine and nicotine, and avoid consuming alcohol before bed. The stimulants will last for hours and although alcohol will initially relax you, it will also quickly empty your body to wake you up after a few hours of rest.

19. Financial Tip: Make the right decisions about where to spend your money. If there is a certain store or restaurant whose general philosophy you approve of, be sure to spend a lot of money there to support them. But if there are business establishments whose practices you don’t agree with, don’t spend your money there. This will make you feel good about doing a small part to improve the world.

20. Instead of being materialistic and buying possession after possession, most of which you may never use, try to buy interesting life experiences that will stay with you forever. Attend a concert you would normally never see, go to an unusual restaurant, and take a trip to a country you’ve always wanted to visit. Instead of buying new toys, strive for unique activities that provide interesting experiences important enough to share with friends and loved ones.

It may not be much, but remember that big things come from small things. You have nothing to lose, so go try it out and see how small changes can end up improving your life.

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