Well-being means a state of good health, comfort, security, happiness, peace, and fulfilment. No amount of success or riches can give you the same satisfaction that self-worth can give. In the end, if you are unhappy, all that money and success comes down to nada. What can you do to ensure your wellbeing?
Remove the stressors
Modern life is full of stress. The digital age has given us a lot of reasons to be stressed out most of the time. You are constantly bombarded by messages and information. Social media just adds to the stress. You constantly follow others’ lives and compare your own to them. Even on a vacation, you are not truly free. Anyone can contact you anywhere. While mobile phones have their own use, they have their own demons too. Incorporate some form of meditation or exercise in your life to help you relax. And whenever possible, say ‘no’ to social media.
Do what pleases you
Doing what you love is a luxury, very few people have. Not many can boast of loving their jobs. Not many get paid for following their passion. One very big reason is financial dependency. Instead of resigning from your regular job, pursue your hobbies to keep you engaged and happy. Maybe a change in your daily humdrum routine. This may include an artistic endeavor, a long drive, meeting people and so on.
Save for tomorrow
Studies have shown that people who save money for the rainy day feel secure, stable and happier. You should cultivate the habit of saving from an early age. It will give you a lot of financial freedom later in life. Also, you should spend your money wisely and avoid risky investments.
The most important thing in life is how you feel about yourself. Personally, I think it is of utmost importance to be at peace with oneself. If you are feeling guilty, angry, defeated, depressed, unhappy, it, means you have neglected your well-being. First, learn to love yourself, only then will others love and respect you. Acceptance from others should not be a priority. Nurture yourself by focusing on your positive qualities and accomplishments. Reaffirm good things about yourself. Have people around you who genuinely love and appreciate you.
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