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20 Things You Can Do Today That Will Improve The Quality Of Your Life

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Have you felt a little stuck in a rut?

Sometimes, we tend to get so caught up in the mundane parts of life that we forget what we were put on Earth to do: live a really, really awesome life.

 

Here are 20 things you can do right now that will improve your quality of life.

 

1. Treat yourself to a meal out

Been craving sushi all week? Go for it. Go get that food you’ve been really wanting. You can get it to-go and enjoy it at home, or just go out to a restaurant by yourself with a nice book.

 

2. Start investing your time in a hobby you love

So you totally love reading, or maybe painting, but you just haven’t had the time for it. The truth is that you always have the time—you just don’t make the time. And you should, because you deserve some fun time to yourself.

 

3. Join a class

Has there been something that you’ve always wanted to learn? Maybe you want to learn Spanish, or to play the violin. Sign up for a class today. What are you waiting for?

 

4. Start a 30-day challenge

For less of a commitment, start a 30-day challenge. This is a great idea that Matt Cutts talked about in his TED Talk. There’s always that one thing that we’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t got around to. Watch the video to find out why 30 day challenges are so amazing.

 

5. Call a loved one

There’s always that loved one who makes us light up when we speak with them, but life just gets in the way, and we let weeks slip by without saying a word.

Shoot them a text, or give them a call. You know that talking to them will totally make your day.

 

6. Make a list of everything you’re thankful for

Okay, this might sound super cheesy, but practicing gratitude is a great way to boost your spirits. Sometimes, we all need a little reminder of how lucky we are.

 

7. Watch something funny

Did you know that laughing is actually really good for you? It can lower stress, strengthen your immune system, and even burn calories. Plus, it releases endorphins, which will put you in a better mood. Put on your favorite stand-up routine or watch a funny movie.

 

8. Start working on your self-talk

Right now, analyze the next ten thoughts that pop up in your mind. Are the majority of them negative, self-deprecating, or defeatist? Slowly start working on your positive thoughts. It will greatly increase your quality of life.

 

9. Hit the gym

Get your sweat on. Remember: you’re only one workout away from a good mood.

 

10. Drink water!

Stay hydrated. Your body will work more efficiently and you’ll be more energized. If you’re like me and forget to drink your H2O, bring a water bottle with you wherever you go.

 

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11. Organize the house

That clutter laying around your house isn’t just unattractive. Studies show that clutter can actually lead to higher stress levels.

Start organizing your house. You’d be surprised how satisfying it feels in the moment—and certainly after it’s done.

 

12. Plan your day

Sometimes, we can get down in the dumps a little just because there are so many things to do. But really, if we just had a plan, it would all be totally doable. Make a plan for the rest of your day and stick to it. Don’t forget to leave a little room for relaxation!

 

13. Wear your favorite outfit

Looks aren’t everything of course, but it’s undeniable: when you feel attractive, you’ll feel happier. Put on your favorite outfit and admire yourself in the mirror!

 

14. Start saving up for something you’ve always wanted

Is there something that’s a little out-of-range financially that you’ve always wanted? Perhaps it’s a big screen TV, or maybe a beautiful bass guitar.

Make a little section of your bank account devoted specifically to that one thing, and start setting aside a small portion of your paycheck every week for that thing. Think about it: even if you just set aside $20 a week, you’ll have $1040 by the end of the year!

 

15. Meditate

Meditation isn’t only good for you mentally, but physically. Set aside a little time to clear your mind and focus on the present.

 

16. Plan a day trip!

Been so busy that you’ve just had no down time? Today, schedule a day trip for a few weeks from now with a few loved ones to a nice place somewhat close by, whether that’s the beach, a hiking trail, or an awesome city. You’ll have something awesome to look forward to!

 

17. Help somebody out

Another cheesy one, but really—isn’t it the best feeling to help somebody? Go out of your way to assist someone in a time of need, whether that’s a stranger or your best friend.

 

18. Try yoga

Yoga is unbelievably healthy for you—it makes you strong and lean, but also works on areas that other workouts don’t, like flexibility and balance. Plus, it’s very relaxing.

 

19. Have a glass of red wine

Red wine (in moderation!) is very healthy. Plus, it’s delicious and can help you unwind after a long day.

 

20. Go on a nature walk

Go outside and appreciate nature. Take a camera along, and maybe a blanket, a picnic, and a book. Relax and soak it all in.

Remember: life is pretty great.

 

Jim Rohn’s Advice on Living A Quality Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2ap6fd_sXY

 

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Sammy Nickalls is a writer and the Content Manager of Inspiyr.com, an online magazine helping people get healthier, happier, and more successful (sign up for our newsletter here and get a free eBook on productivity hacks!). She is an avid health nut, as well as a lover of yoga, gaming, books, and tea.

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Trauma caused during specific stages of a child’s development, known as attachment trauma, can have lasting effects on a person’s sense of safety, security, predictability, and trust. This type of trauma is often the result of abuse, neglect, or inconsistent care from a primary caregiver.

Individuals who have not fully processed attachment trauma may display similar patterns of behavior and physical or psychological symptoms that negatively impact their adult lives, including the choices they make in relationships and business.

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Unresolved attachment trauma can significantly impair the overall quality of a person’s life, including their ability to form healthy relationships and make positive choices for themselves. One well-known effect of unhealed attachment trauma is the compulsion to repeat past wounds by unconsciously selecting romantic partners who trigger their developmental trauma.

However, there are other less recognized but equally detrimental signs of unprocessed developmental trauma.

 

Five possible indications of unresolved attachment trauma are:

 

1.  Unconscious Sabotage

Self-sabotage is a common pattern among individuals with unprocessed attachment trauma. This cycle often begins with hurting others, which is then followed by hurting oneself. It is also common for those with attachment trauma to have heightened emotional sensitivity, which can trigger this cycle.

This pattern can manifest in lashing out, shutting down, or impulsive behavior that leads to feelings of guilt, shame, and self-loathing.

Many people with attachment trauma are not aware of their wounds and operate on survival mode, unconsciously testing or challenging the emotional investment of those around them, and pushing them away out of self-preservation and fear of abandonment.

This can lead to a pattern of making poor choices for themselves based on impulsivity.

 

2. Persistent Pain

 
Chronic pain is a common symptom that can stem from early trauma. Studies have shown a connection between physical conditions such as fibromyalgia, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, insomnia, muscle aches, back pain, chest pain, and chronic fatigue with the aftermath of chronic developmental trauma, particularly physical abuse.
 
Research has found that individuals with insecure attachment styles, such as anxious, avoidant, or disorganized, have a higher incidence of somatic symptoms and a history of physical and emotional abuse in childhood compared to those with a secure attachment style.
 
 

3. Behaviors That Block Out Trauma

 
Trauma blocking practises are used to avoid the pain and memories connected with traumatic events.
 
Emotional numbing, avoidance, and escape via briefly pleasurable activities that distract from terrible memories or suffering are common examples. Unfortunately, this escape habit stops people from successfully processing and recovering from their trauma.
 
Furthermore, when the pain resurfaces, more and more diversions are necessary to continue ignoring it. This can be seen in compulsive behaviours such as drug or alcohol addiction, emotional eating, numbing oneself through relationships, workaholism, excessive or dangerous exercise routines, compulsive internet or technology use, or any other compulsive behaviour used to distract yoursef from intrusive thoughts and emotions.
 
These actions have the potential to prolong a cycle of avoidance and repression, preventing persons from healing and progressing.
 

4. A strong need for control

 
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This can happen if someone had an overbearing caregiver who didn’t let them make their own choices, expected too much from them, or didn’t take care of them properly. As adults, they might try to control everything in their life to feel more in control and less anxious or scared. This might be because they didn’t feel like they had control over their life when they were a child.
 
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5. Psychological Symptoms That Are Not Explained

 
Individuals with a history of developmental trauma may experience a range of psychological symptoms, including obsessive-compulsive behavior, intense mood swings, irritability, anger, depression, emotional numbing, or severe anxiety.
 
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What to do next if you’re suffering from emotional attachment trauma?

 
Everyone’s experience of healing from trauma is unique. It’s important to be aware of whether you have experienced childhood developmental trauma and how it may be affecting your relationships as an adult. Sometimes, the effects of trauma can be overwhelming and we may try to push them away or avoid them.
 
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There are several ways that people can work to overcome emotional attachment trauma:

  1. Therapy: One of the most effective ways to overcome emotional attachment trauma is through therapy. A therapist can help you process your experiences, understand the impact of your trauma on your life, and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms.
  2. Support groups: Joining a support group of people who have had similar experiences can be a great way to find validation, empathy, and a sense of community.
  3. Mindfulness practices: Mindfulness practices such as meditation, pilates, prayer time with God or journaling can help you become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, and develop a sense of spiritual connection and self-regulation.
  4. Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT): This is a type of therapy that is specifically designed to help individuals process and recover from traumatic events.
  5. Building a safety net: Building a support system of people you trust, who are there for you when you need them, can help you feel more secure and safe in your life.

It’s important to remember that healing from emotional attachment trauma is a process and it may take time. It’s also important to find a therapist who is experienced in treating trauma, who you feel comfortable talking with, and who can help you develop a personalized treatment plan.

 
 
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