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Improving Quality Of Life

2018/08/01

Improving Quality Of Life


How is everyone doing? Hopefully, everyone is living life perfectly, without fatigue, stress, overwork, sadness, or any other negativity. Look deeply enough, and we could probably find some sort of negativity that relate to our lives. This writing will look at ways to improve quality of life and prevent some of those negative aspects. There are three qualities that we can improve: Happiness, Health, and Vitality.


Happiness


Being happy is something many people need to take an active effort in. There are many things in the world, and in our lives that try to ruin our happiness - it does not need to be so.


First thing we can do is to practice positive thinking towards ourselves. We are our own worst critic, and constant self-criticism has been shown to decrease happiness levels. If you can start focusing on positive aspects of yourself, you'll start noticing your self worth.


The same goes for others. Seeking the positive in other people will improve your opinion of them. Use this pointer in the classroom with the 'unmotivated' students!


Acquiring life experiences helps boost happiness as well. Going out to do new things, meeting new people, and leaving your comfort zone will greatly improve quality of life. Gaining new life experiences will also help share those new ideas in the classroom.


Health


There is an abundance of studies and advice out there on this, but let's look at just three things that could drastically improve health: sleep, exercise, and a clean diet.


The Journal of Sleep Research says that getting a good night's sleep improves decision making abilities. Teachers have to make many decisions everyday, whether it be in lesson planning, teaching classes, or interacting with students/teachers. Being tired and fatigued will lower the ability to make good decisions, and it'll lower our stamina and attention before, during, and after work.


Harvard has a study going for over 70 years about the effects of exercise on daily life. It shows that regular exercise makes one smarter, increases happiness, improves sleep, and gives self confidence.


Finally, without a balanced and clean diet, the good night's sleep and regular exercise will go to waste. Eating a balanced and healthy diet will go a long way to improve quality of life. The saying is true, "You are what you eat".


Vitality


This one is related to the previous point about health. Vitality is your energy, and having enough energy to get you through those long days is important. Most vitality tips focus on dieting, since your body uses 'good' food to create energy. Enter vegetables. Vegetables can help control those spikes in insulin levels, which creates a balanced energy boost that will last throughout the day.


Another important aspect of feeling energized is having an environment that supports productivity. Organizing your surroundings will make one feel less anxious and confused. Having an organized desk will streamline work. Look around and see what could be done to increase productivity. Once that's done, your brain will be free to focus on work, instead of looking for that missing red pen. Many more items can be discussed on organization and productivity, but that can go in another piece of writing later.


Happiness, health, and vitality all fuse together. Sleeping well gives less stress and more energy, making you feel happier and healthier. Eating right makes your body feel better, which lets you exercise more, leading to better sleep. Improving these aspects of life will give it a huge quality boost.


Have a wonderful summer, and fill it with happiness and positivity.


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