7 Tips to Improve Your Everyday Life

I was requested to answer this question on Quora, a social media writing platform a few days ago. My answer gained 30K+ views and 400+ upvotes pretty quickly, so I am posting my response here.

  1. Put your phone on airplane mode/Turn off Notifications
    • Learn self-control and live in the moment. The PHONE is the tool; don’t let your phone control you.
    • You don’t need to check SnapChat every 10 minutes
    • Or Instagram
    • Unless I am expecting important phone calls or texts/emails, I always have my phone on airplane mode. I turn my data back on when, and ONLY when I need it, for certain situations.
    • It also extends the battery life of your phone. (No constant phone checking and notifications)
  2. Read everyday
    • Whether it be news, books, fiction, self-help, or articles online. I even count Quora. Basically, you need to consume knowledge.
    • I am currently reading: Counting by 7’s
      • The book follows a genius girl who is fascinated with medical conditions and plants. The story begins with the sad news that her adopted parents, who loved her dearly, sadly passes away in a car crash. I am only ~20% through the book. Started reading it yesterday.
  3. Dance
    • People who dance are happier. I don’t care if you do it in public, in your bedroom, or run off to do it privately in the bathroom. (I may or may not have done that before)
  4. Laugh. At yourself.
    • Self-humility is one of the greatest qualities a human being can have. It reminds you that you are, first of all, not perfect, but more importantly, that you are human.
    • Also, if you don’t have past embarrassing moments to laugh about and have a little chuckle in your head, then you aren’t living life and taking enough risks.
  5. Wake up with a consistent morning routine that helps activate and prepare your body and brain for the day. Here is mine:
    • Wake up and do some quick stretching + 10–20 pushups and then I jump around a little to turn my body on
    • Do your bathroom routine (number 1 or 2…whatever you do in the morning)
    • I BRUSH MY TEETH WITH MY LEFT HAND (non-dominant)
      1. This gets your brain flowing in the morning
      2. I also plan to become ambidextrous one day…one day…
    • Dance to music while brushing teeth/putting on clothes/on the loo
    • Drink a large cup of water. Water stimulates the brain and body.
  6. Write before bed
    • Journal. QuoraPersonal blog. Gratitude list. Etc.
  7. Be OKAY
    • Interpret this however way you want to. Love yourself. Love others. Just BE OKAY at the end of the day.

Grateful Day 79: I am grateful for how good it feels after a good workout.

Reading Day 20: 

  • I am currently reading: Counting by 7’s
    • The book follows a genius girl who is fascinated with medical conditions and plants. The story begins with the sad news that her adopted parents, who loved her dearly, sadly passes away in a car crash. I am only ~20% through the book. Started reading it yesterday.

Quotes:

“It has been my experience that rewarding and heartbreaking often go hand in hand”

“I am asking you to pay attention ins a new way and view it all as being Alive. With a capital A”

“Because in my opinion it’s not really a great idea to see people as one thing. Every person has lots of ingredients to make them into what is always a one-of-a-kind creation. We are all imperfect genetic stews”

 

 

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