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Making Sure Your Prime Is Your Prime

Making Sure Your Prime Is Your Prime

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When you were a kid, you almost pictured how you’d look, behave, work, and feel when you were well into your life as a fully-functioning adult. When your mind wasn’t occupied with the latest fad, you thought about how everything would go. You got a more vivid idea of things during your adolescence because you began growing into it all. But now you’re well into your life as a competent and accomplished grown-up, and you’re now at the stage where you need to live the life that you pictured years ago. 

Obviously, a human being is only ever as old as he or she feels, but the prime of life really spans between twenty and forty years of age. Yes, you can pick specific ages if you’d like to be pedantic, but we’re going with some nice round numbers here. This space of time is when you’re at the peak of your physical, mental, and social powers, traditionally, so you’ve got to make the most of them, right? It would be a shame to see a wonderful human like yourself waste these years. If you want to really ensure that your prime really is your prime, then let’s look at things you should do. 

Eat Good

Inhaling all of the takeaway food and junk food is nice, but it should be something you do all of the time. If you want to be at the peak of your physical powers, you have got to feed your body with the good stuff. You learn about a balanced diet and all of the good foods when you’re little – now it’s time to put what you learned into practice! We’re not saying you should be an Olympic level athlete, but do yourself a favor and keep yourself in top shape.  

Exercise

Again, you don’t need to be an Olympian. Just doing a few bits of exercise that will get your heart rate up a few times a week should be good enough. Keeping active won’t only maintain your physical prowess, but it’ll also benefit you mentally. When you work out, your brain releases all kinds of happy chemicals that make you feel so much more confident and positive. Trust me, you’ll want that confidence and spirit at this age.  

Visit Doctor Regularly

This is something you should do, whether you’re at a prime age or not. A lot of people fear going to the doctor for a multitude of reasons. Maybe they’re just too shy. Perhaps they feel as though they’re burdening the doc. Maybe they just couldn’t be bothered. Don’t be like those people. If something’s up, you should get it checked. It could be something severe, or maybe you’ll just be prescribed some medication and told to buy some Listen Lively hearing aids. Whatever the outcome, you’ll be glad you went and got whatever problem you had sorted.  

Be As Sociable As You Can

Being around others, especially those you love, will also boost you – mentally and physically. People need to have that comradery for their own sanity, so make sure you spend a lot of time with your friends and family. Solitary confinement during your twenties and thirties would be a super sad existence.

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Simple Changes To Boost Your Wellbeing And Happiness

Simple Changes To Boost Your Wellbeing And Happiness

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Well-being is defined as a state of comfort, happiness, and health. Unfortunately, increasing numbers of people are reporting that their mental and emotional health is far from perfect. More and more of us are seeking help for depression and anxiety, and are struggling to cope with the realities of the modern world. Fortunately, there are simple changes you can make to boost your sense of well-being and live a calmer and happier life.

Environment

As comfort is a big part of our sense of mental and physical wellness, it’s important to take into account any external factors that are creating a negative impact on our lives. Psychologist, Abraham Harold Maslow created a Hierarchy of Needs in 1943. His theory outlined that people need to fulfill a number of basic steps or ‘needs’ before reaching what he termed ‘self-actualization’. The first step refers to physiological needs which include food, water, warmth and rest. It stands to reason that if these basic needs are not met, they can have a negative impact on our lives.

This will have a different relevance to different people. But on a simple level, it reminds us to look at these factors when assessing our well-being. For example, if we lose our job and income we may fear that we will lose our home. Until this is resolved, we’re unlikely to feel safe and happy again. There may be external factors impacting our life such as difficulty sleeping, inadequate heating or temperature control, etc. Some of these can be resolved by simply replacing a window or attending to our heating system. Taking steps to create a safe, warm and secure living environment is the first step to living a better life.

Aesthetics also comes into this as research shows that our immediate environment impacts on our mental health. So, decluttering, changing the décor or moving furniture around may have a positive impact.

Work

Apart from sleeping, the majority of our time is spent at work. Therefore, if this part of our lives is less than satisfactory, it’s no wonder it can affect us in a negative way. When discussing the subject of work stress, people often cite the following problems:

  • Insufficient salary to meet basic needs
  • Feeling of not being valued
  • Being micro-managed
  • Problems with co-workers
  • Stressful daily commute
  • Hours are too long
  • Not enough breaks
  • Difficulty in establishing a work/life balance

The solution to these issues depends on the specific problem. General steps you can take include:

  • Discussing salary with your boss or retraining to find a better-paid job
  • Minimizing contact with difficult people or finding strategies to deal with them
  • Suggesting working remotely from home on some days of the week
  • Taking regular breaks to stretch, walk around and clear your head
  • Establishing firm barriers regarding working hours

Internal Factors

Often feelings of worry and anxiety come from within us. They may be caused by being overly tired, unhelpful thoughts, dwelling on issues, etc. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to address this. For example:

  • Embarking on yoga or meditation that addresses the mind and body
  • Recognizing stress triggers
  • Learning new strategies to process and deal with unhelpful thoughts
  • Getting enough sleep each night
  • Enlisting the help of a therapist

There are several steps you can take to create a happier and healthier life, inside and out. This includes addressing external/environmental factors, work problems, and internal issues. This may not be enough, and in those cases, it’s always advisable to seek medical help. But, these strategies can be helpful and provide boost to your overall well-being.

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