10 Keys to Successful Living
Published: March 27, 2021
Successful living is possible at any age, and it takes on a new importance as you age. It has a significant impact on not only the quality of the life you live, but on all aspects of your physical, spiritual, social and intellectual well-being.
Incorporate these 10 secrets for successful living into your daily life:
Find the things that make you happy and incorporate them into your daily life whenever possible. This could be anything from going to the theater to watch a movie or play, finding ways to be on stage and in front of an audience, putting models together, painting portraits or traveling the world. It could be baking, crafting, working with wood or countless other activities and pastimes.
2. Self-Worth/Inner Peace
A strong sense of self-worth allows you to age without feeling the need to apologize for being who you are. It’s one of the most important aspects of successful living. Embrace yourself for who you are and learn to understand your worth to yourself and others. Not only is it the fastest track to true inner peace, but it promotes happiness, another important secret for successful living.
3. Finding Balance
Sometimes people spend their lives torn between what they want to do and what they feel they need to do. Multiple work, family and community responsibilities can leave you feeling overwhelmed. At Ohio Living, we believe in pursuing fulfillment, which comes from having balance in all aspects of your life, including social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being.
4. Giving Back/Volunteering
Volunteering and giving back to the community provides a sense of purpose. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, older adult volunteers are more likely to receive mental and physical health benefits from their service. Volunteering also gives you an opportunity to make new social connections. A strong sense of community and assuredness about your place within that community helps you stay happier, which in turn can keep you healthier.
5. Move it or Lose It!
Daily exercise is vital for anyone interested in living a long and successful life. Being active helps keep the body strong, allowing you to enjoy a better quality of life and avoid many chronic health conditions. Exercise comes in many forms, so there is sure to be one that you enjoy. From Wii Bowling tournaments and line dancing lessons to entering marathons, there are many ways to have fun while getting the exercise you need to keep your mind and body healthy.
6. Stay Connected
Social connections are critically important, whether they come from living in a community that has planned social activities, participating in community service organizations or religious groups, taking classes or using technology to keep in touch with friends and family. The more grounded you are in social connections with friends, family and community, the more reasons you have to get up, out and about day after day.
Psychology Today stresses the importance of faith and spiritual practices for both physical and mental health, as well as for overall happiness. Regardless of what form your faith takes, spirituality is important for many people as a source of purpose and inspiration.
8. Seek New Knowledge
From college classrooms to community centers and online courses, education is available to anyone interested in pursuing it. Many public libraries offer learning opportunities, and of course, books are available for those who learn well independently. Whether you’re interested in learning the history of a place, learning to play a musical instrument or a speak new language, the pursuit of new knowledge helps exercise your mind, keeping it healthy and strong.
9. Set and Plan to Accomplish Goals
A large part of successful living is also about setting and achieving goals. Setting goals gives you an opportunity to measure more and see it in action. Whether it’s to cook a certain dish, do a certain exercise or read a certain number of books, setting goals and achieving them is an important part of feeling accomplished and living successfully.
10. Challenge Yourself
According to the Huffington Post, challenges give perspective and can help you be happier as a person. Challenges give you the opportunity to continuously develop and refine your coping mechanisms, problem solving skills and productive tactics for facing and overcoming problems as they arise. You can challenge yourself daily through new and exciting learning opportunities, creative outlets, social circles and planned activities.
Ohio Living is committed to supporting your successful living and providing opportunities for you to pursue your personal version of successful living. We are proud to have a supportive and encouraging team of professionals who will work with you to establish and accomplish your own personal goals.