We all want to have a good life. For many, it’s about having a great career, a house of their own, a nice car and everything they need. But for some, life is good when they get to do what they love and just being with the people who matter in their life. Regardless of how we think living a good life is about, keeping the right balance is of utmost importance. While it is good that you work really hard to succeed in your career, you can’t spend all your time at work. At the end of the day, all that really matters is your wellbeing.

So how can you be really happy with your life?

#1: Think Positively

Although it’s necessary, doing things according to your calendar and to-do lists can leave you feeling like you’re a machine rather than a human being. People who think positively are not bothered by the fact that there is something they HAVE TO do every single day. Instead, they turn these challenges into an adventure and opportunities to become a better version of them. It’s important to remember that things can easily become how you perceive them.

#2: Keep a Healthy Diet

Many people make the mistake of taking their diet for granted. What they don’t realize is that whatever they eat has a significant effect on their overall health and wellbeing. Besides, we all should acknowledge the fact that our body is the only one we could inhabit for the rest of our lives. While it is true that stress can easily cause our health to deteriorate, eating healthy is a surefire way to protect the body from different health conditions. Thus, you have to pay attention to what you eat.

#3: Exercise on a Regular Basis

Keeping a healthy diet is just not enough to keep your body healthy. More importantly, your body needs exercise. It has been proven so many times that exercise has numerous benefits, not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. The only thing that could stop you from achieving a perfect body is your laziness.

#4: Stop Worrying Too Much

There’s just too much information available to us today, and this is causing us to worry about so many things, even those that don’t concern us anymore. The longer you stay online to surf the web or chat with your friends, the more likely it is that you will end up feeling upset or sad. Why subject yourself to worries if you can actually avoid them?

#5: Work Smart and Hard

The corporate world is now more competitive than ever. And so, if you want to land a good job, you’ve got to work hard for it. Once you get it, your next goal should be career advancement. Again, there’s no way this will be given to you without hard work.

#6: Laugh and Laugh More

Like what many life coaching experts say, the absence of laughter is the beginning of misery. Despite your busy schedule and tons of work to do, make sure you find time to be with your friends and loved ones. Have light conversations with them and just laugh! At some point, you’ve got to learn to simply lay back and laugh until your tummy hurts. You will then see your stress levels dropping significantly.

Author's Bio: 

Cecile Peterkin is a certified career and retirement coach, and a registered member of the Career Professionals of Canada and the International Coach Federation. She is also the Founder and Senior Career Strategist at Cosmic Coaching Centre, provider of career and life management services for middle managers and mid-career professionals across Canada, United States and Europe.