Living in the suburbs is viewed as being boring because you have to commute for a few hours to get to the city. However, living in suburbia is cool as you live in a serene environment with sufficient fresh air. You can enhance the quality of your life in suburbia in straightforward ways. Following are the ten ways I use to improve my life in suburbia:
- Learn Something New
When you live on the outskirts of a town, there is a lot to learn other than the normality that happens in the city. Go around your neighborhood and discover how they take care of their gardens and pets. I speak to my neighbors about their careers and learn what it entails. However, you have to be friendly as you cannot just start a personal topic with a stranger. Moreover, I read books and learn new stuff to keep me busy. I also watch movies in languages that I don’t speak and try to grasp one word and translate it from the English subtitles. Moreover, I ensure that I get a newspaper daily to know what is going on in the country and around the entertainment world.
- Help Others
We all know that people who help others can also potentially have a quality life filled with happiness than people who do not take part in helping people. If my neighbor is trying to fix anything such as a water pump, I always try to help them. On my way home from the city, if I have any food or clothes, I give them to the people in need along my way. I make schedules to visit orphanages and old people homes to laugh and eat with them. I guarantee that this will improve the quality of your life tremendously.
- Don’t Take Life Too Seriously
It is never that serious especially when you live in the suburbs. Seriousness will make you feel bored and think of moving back to the city where it is busy all over. I had to learn to laugh at every situation. Life gets busy; thus I always appreciate that I am busy and do not stress over the small things that fail because life always gives me another chance. Therefore, I recommend not taking everything things with seriousness and keep yourself busy.
- Have a Purpose
In a suburb, being a goal oriented person is a fantastic way to live your life because it can keep you busy. I am always busy working towards achieving my goals. Any time I accomplish a goal, I go out, celebrate, and then move on to the next goal. This gives me a purpose every day which is also career-wise and helps me break my record such as doing chores within a short time.
- Live in a Comfortable Home
While living in suburbia your life can also be stressful, and if you are in a house that is not well organized and is uncomfortable, your life can become more stressful; therefore, I always arrange my home in a style that I have been dreaming of, I make sure I have an appealing interior décor, I always keep my windows open, and I also fill my rooms with a beautiful aroma these techniques make my life very unstressful. Not only that, but this also helps improve my productivity.
- Wake Up Early
Waking up early in the morning helps you to be active the whole day. By waking early, I prepare for what I have to do during the day. I always try to have a productive morning routine which includes working out, taking my dog for a walk, and having a morning spiritual sermon among others. This helps me prepare earlier and start my day with a positive mind.
- See an Opportunity in Everything
I always take advantage of every situation even if it is a negative one; I consistently look for opportunities in it. I do not sit around in my suburb home being stressed over uncontrollable things. I always look for what I can make out of every situation, and this also helps me improve my quality of life.
- Choose Your Company Carefully
If I find myself with a company of people whose prospects of life are different from what I believe in morally, I usually try to change my company. They are not immoral, but I avoid them because they might turn my prospects too. I circle myself with people who have different debatable thoughts but in line with my morals as they can help improve my life.
- Work Smart
I believe in being smart and working hard at what I believe. Discovering my passion and working towards making it a reality makes me happy. I do not sit around waiting for success to happen or only relying on my day job to satisfy me. I believe in finding what I am passionate about and pursue it.
- Realize improving your Life is an inside job
With the above guidelines for improving the quality of life being said, if your attitude is negative, they will not help. I always find happiness in myself, value alone time, and choose to run my life with a positive attitude.
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