As our technology continues to connect our world and life picks up tremendous speed, it is important that we take the time necessary to reflect on our lives to see if things are actually improving. While we have many new luxuries and comforts that are being afforded by these new technologies, studies have shown that they do not necessarily make us happier. In fact, some of the research has shown quite the opposite as some individuals are less connected to life and less sociable.
Here are some suggestions to consider if you want to improve your life and have a better chance of increasing your happiness:
Declutter Your Home
While some may assume that this only refers to people who are hoarders, this is not necessarily the case. Very often when people become to busy in their daily life, they allow things in their home to clutter up and get messy. Whether they forget to throw things away or allow dishes to pile up, it is vital that one finds the time to keep their home organized and clean as this can have a direct impact on your well-being.
Hire A Life Coach
Because life is now moving at such a tremendous rate, many people are losing themselves in their daily routine and end up getting stuck in situations that make them quite unhappy and unsatisfied with their live. From working at a dead end job to eating unhealthy and gaining weight, these individuals lose sight of their personal values and can end up becoming depressed because they do not take the necessary steps to make changes in their life.
A life coach is someone who can work with an individual on taking inventory on what it is that person wants to accomplish and what they must do to get their lives back on track to being more healthy.
Disconnect From Technology
Recent reports have shown that some people are quite addicted to their smart phones and it is changing the way their brain behaves. Because the behavior from these devices can trigger dopamine, for those who are not careful an addiction can develop over time. Therefore it is essential to disconnect from technology from time to time to allow the brain some time away from the screen and to focus more on our natural surroundings.
Walk Barefoot On The Soil
Barefoot walking, also known as “Earthing”, has been shown to improve sleep and relieve stress. Because so many of us are wound up from our caffeinated beverages and stressed out from work, it is important to connect with nature by walking barefoot and connecting our feet to the soil.
While it is easy to get lost in today’s modern world that is always on the go, it is essential that if you don’t want to end up sick and unhealthy that you invest time and money into yourself so that you can live a balanced life.