Research shows that winning the lottery doesn’t create long-lasting happiness. Instead, it’s the little things in life that make a real difference and help us overcome challenges and obstacles. If you’re reading this and looking for just a few small ways that you can change your life for the better, then make sure to check out these 5 daily habits of happy women.
Keep an eye on the work life balance
Having a career doesn’t mean that you can’t take time to raise a family. Finding the balance between your relationships and your professional aspirations is one of the most challenging things in life and women that are successful in doing so, often find it easier to adjust to new situations and stay positive. Everyone’s ideal balance is of course different, which is why this is an important choice that you need to make for your own life.
Stay focused on your dreams, not someone else’s expectations
Sometimes it can be hard to follow your own passions when you don’t feel like you are being supported by the people around you. Just remember that people will always have their own expectations and ideas about what your life, career, or relationships should look like. The most important thing however, is that you always keep your focus on what’s important to YOU. No one else can decide for you and if that means that you need to ignore the naysayers, then so be it. Many women actually choose to work with successful and influential female mentors, who can help provide valuable insight into the volatile world of being a working woman or finding your niche. These mentors aid in asking the right questions and helping you focus on the most important things in your life.
Health conscious eating
Not only will eating right make you feel better, you will feel healthier, have more energy and live a more productive lifestyle. Focusing on eating the right foods along with obtaining the right nutrition will help revitalise you and raise your energy levels. Check out Simply Living Healthier for nutritional supplements which will assist you in ensuring you have the right minerals and vitamins for your needs.
Even if it’s only a 30-minute walk, daily exercise will not only reinvigorate you, it’ll have a positive impact on your mood and overall wellbeing. The psychological effects of daily exercise are far-reaching, as it has been proven to reduce stress, prevent anxiety, battle depression and increase pain tolerance. And those are just the psychological benefits! Obviously exercise also has a great impact on your physical wellbeing and can help ease joint pain, muscle issues, improve your mood, reduce stress and even help with your posture, where you spend too much time working at a desk.
Always make time for the people you care about
This is one that everyone seems to struggle with from time to time. Sometimes things just seem to get in the way of the important things – work, stress, responsibilities, you name it. And some people find it incredibly difficult to prioritise all these elements, with personal relationship oftentimes taking a backseat.
There is an important distinction to be made here, namely that you can be nice to people without being a people pleaser. Let me explain. If your family are the most important people to you, then other people won’t be offended when you tell them that spending time with your family is at the top of your priority list. Conversely, if you want to stay in touch with for example, your childhood friends every month, then make sure you plan time into your schedule so that you don’t lose touch with the people you really care about.
We all crave human contact and emotional connections and the world can be lonely place if we don’t make time for these personal relationships.
Indeed studies show that healthy relationships can make life more enjoyable, help us handle stress and provide camaraderie to help us reach personal goals, among many other things. Just sharing things with trusted friends and family can keep us grounded and help us get things in perspective at times when we are struggling to do so ourselves.
Irene Gott Mentoring
I hope you enjoyed this blog on the 5 daily habits of happy women. One of my main goals as a mentor is to inspire women to achieve success for themselves and their families. As a result, I specialise in mentoring busy, working women and am always available for a chat about mentoring or professional advice. Get in touch with me for a free 30-minute discovery call to see if you can unlock your true potential.