People can have varying reasons for living a lifestyle that is toxic and unhealthy. Some believe they don’t have much choice especially when money is tight. Others fear leaving the kind of life that they are already comfortable with. Some people are afraid of change. But if you want to experience a better life, you need to make some changes and make the right decisions.
If you are ready for a happier and healthier life, these are but some ways you can start changing your life forever:
Move to a Better Home
Your home can be the very reason you are unhappy, unhealthy, and stressed out. A home should be a happy, healthy, and comfy place to live in. But if you don’t feel excited to go home after a hard day at work, then you need to consider the pros and cons of moving your home to a new location.
When moving houses, you have the option to buy or lease a single-family home, an apartment, a townhouse, or other multi-family homes. The kind of housing you will move into can affect many aspects of your life. It can influence your mental and physical health, your finances, and even your safety.
Where your home is located, how you decorate and take care of the space, the neighborhood, the amenities, and the like can impact how you feel, think, and live. The state of the house and the expenses that come with it can have a direct impact on your financial health. Even your new neighbors can affect your new living conditions.
These are some real reasons why location is one thing you should not take for granted when relocating. You want your investment to be something you will always look forward to coming home to. Your next home should be something that can lighten up your load, lessen your stress, and give you peace of mind at the end of each day.
Say No to Toxicity
Toxicity is around us; it can come in many forms, like a toxic friend, family members, or partner, a bad job that makes you feel unsatisfied or unfulfilled, and even your own vices. Unless you start saying no to toxicity, then you will stay miserable.
There are also times when you are the one causing toxicity to yourself. This can be in a form of giving in to vices, letting ourselves get used by the wrong people, and not standing up for what we believe is right. It can also be due to our own selfishness, our ego, or unwillingness to show vulnerability that causes us unnecessary pain.
You deserve better, be it a better friend, a healthy romantic relationship, a job that makes you feel good, and a support group that won’t judge you. Your body deserves to be healthy, and you deserve to be happy. Once you start learning how to say no to toxicity, you will soon realize that there is more to life than just pleasing others, working for money, or just merely surviving.
Aim for Work-Life Blend
Young generations may be more depressed and stressed out than older generations. But this can attribute to their willingness to open up and talk about their mental health. The moment you start achieving to find balance in whatever you do, it is only then will you start feeling better, healthier, and wiser.
But then, many people don’t believe in achieving work-life balance. The new hype these days is a work-life blend. The reason is that there is no way to perfect work-life balance since one aspect will always require more of your attention, time, or energy.
Our needs and priorities will continue to change. There are times when you need to make important decisions that will eventually lead to you prioritizing one aspect over the other. One can’t be in two or more places at the same time and provide the same energy or attention without sacrificing quality and quantity.
Stop aiming in balancing your work and personal life. Try a work-life blend instead; there is no point in trying to everything on your own especially when other people are willing to help.
For instance, parents should not feel obliged to do everything around the house if they can afford home services and their kids are old enough to help around the house. With more people working together, housework and childcare will be a lot less stressful. You will have more time to spend with your family, everyone will have a sense of responsibility and will be more mindful in everything they do and say.
Every single decision we make can impact our lives in more ways than one. For every one thing you prioritize, another will be compromised. The good news is, certain lifestyle changes can help you achieve your life goals. Focus on the more important things in life, such as happiness, sanity, and health.