“Fact: - If standard of living is your number one objective, quality of life almost never improves. But if the quality of life is your number one objective, the standard of living invariably improves.” — Zig Ziglar(American author & Motivational Speaker)

In this whole world of chaos, by running after money, achieving high standards in the job, living the luxury life around high tech gadgets, we often forget to increase the standard of our life.

To increase the standard of our life, we need to do very small things in our day to day life, there is nothing we need to exaggerate about it to others or on social media, and ultimately it will be beneficial to you and people around you.

“Satisfying yourself peacefully is the best way to inner happiness

We can categorize our standard of living in terms of habits:-
• • Happiness habits
• • Health Habits
• • Vitality Habits
• • Income Habits
• • Leisure Habits

Happiness habits:-

1. Smile even when you are stressed:
Smiling reduces stress & helps the heart in a different way, In other words it will trick your brain into believing you’re happy which can then encourage the actual feeling of happiness.

I If you can’t force yourself to smile, put a pencil in your mouth and the natural curve of your mouth will help you to engage a smile. Try this for 15 to 20 minutes per day. You’ll be surprised to see, even if you feel depressed, this will brightens your mood.

2.Daily gratitude:
The health benefits of expressing gratitude are many, and some might surprise you, Spend 15 to 30 minutes every single day listing off what you have to be grateful for. Even if you feel like you have nothing to be grateful for, search for something. Maybe you’re in a financial problem, but at least you have the knowledge in your mind and the ability to walk, talk, and reason. If you search, you can always find something to be grateful for.

3.Daily Learning:
Learning daily is one of the vital tasks in our life, It allows us to grow, mature & gain knowledge, If not book you can find Newspaper, Comic, Magazine, Video tutorial, blog or anything else that you learn to enjoy like a learning resource. Learn every single day & spend at least 15-30 minutes on learning.

Health Habits:-

1. Eat a healthy breakfast every day:
You’ve heard it before, Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it’s no lie. Studies have shown women who missed at least breakfast once a week were at higher risk of developing Type2 diabetes and men who are doing the same can face heart issues later in life, So never skip your breakfast at any cost.

2. 10,000 steps daily:
Maybe you can’t exercise daily but you can walk daily, make sure you walk at least 10k steps each day or close to that number, It will not only help you in weight loss, but it also helps to decrease your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

3. Drink adequate amount of water:
Well this will depend on your daily activities, size, age, the climate in your living, etc., but you should drink an adequate amount of it. You can take advice from nutritionist and doctor on the daily intake of your water.

Vitality Habits:-

1. Time Management:
People who effectively manage their time have an increased amount of energy and vitality. Managing your time demands daily attention and action of the important tasks over the urgent, Time management can be achieved by creating to-do lists and building tasks for the day based on their order of importance and urgency.

2. Get at least 7 hours of sleep:
Sleep is an important function for many reasons. When you sleep, your brain signals your body to release hormones and compounds that help you to manage hunger levels, maintain your immune system and retain memory. Lack of sleep can cause increase your risk for serious health problems such as obesity, disease and even early death in a few cases.

3. Inspirational Input:
One of the best ways to add vitality to your life is through daily inspiration. What’s your inspiration? What inspires and motivates you to push towards your dreams? Give yourself that boost needed by seeking out some form of information, whatever it may be.

One of the best ways to achieve this is through imagery, by hanging those photos somewhere you’ll see daily, you can help to inspire and motivate you towards your dreams We all get a little bit frustrated time to time, but if you spend 15 to 20 minutes each on inspirational input, you’ll see enormous results.

Income Habits:-

1. Set & Review Goals:
Setting and reviewing goals on a daily basis is important to achieving your income goals. This is one of the best habits that you can have towards the pursuit of your monetary goals. When establishing daily goals, make sure that you prioritize. This means doing the most important thing first. For example, if you want to make more money, then you should pursue activities that can make you thousands, instead of chasing actions that earn you hundreds.

2. Save 20% of your income:
People often think that right now is too early to start saving or investing. Wrong! It is never too early to save a portion of your income, no matter how low or high your income is! At least 20% of your income should be saved, in order to build up your funds for investment opportunities.

Start saving today! In fact, experts say that you should save before you spend. Keep aside a portion of whatever money or income you get, and then spend the rest!

3. Daily Budgeting:
Create and stick to a budget, and follow it regularly. This should allow you to save and invest your money over time. If you don’t stick to a budget, it’s much harder to get ahead and accomplish your income goals. Knowing just how much money you can or can’t spend every day will help you to get ahead.

Budgeting is the foundation of all your financial planning and success.

Leisure Habits:-

1. Get Organized:
“Clean house, clean mind.” Spend a few minutes of your leisure time organizing your surroundings. Take 5 minutes to clean up your desk, bed, or simply to throw things away. You’ll be surprised at how much your quality of life will increase when you get organized.

2. Socialize & Network:
Boost the quality of your life by socializing and networking. It’s been said that 80% of rich people spend 5 hours or more networking, whereas the poor spend 16% of their time doing so. But, networking doesn’t have to be justified solely for business. Take an interest in other peoples’ lives (not personal life) and you’ll be surprised just how much it will come back to you.

3. Do one thing you are afraid of:
Do one thing that you’re afraid of every single day. Take your leisure time for developing this habit. What are you afraid to do? Why are you afraid to do it? Too often, we can’t get ahead because of how scared we are of something. Fear and anxiety seem to be halting us. Overcome your fears and force yourself to do just one thing you’re afraid of doing.

Hope this above-mentioned points will help you to increase your standard of life :)
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