March 28, 2012

10 Ways to Live Better

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Written by: Jordan Scheltgen
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If you ever feel like you could get a little more out of life, then this article is for you. It’s not always about what we do, but how we do it. At CAVE  we composed 10 Ways to Live Better.Living right is the first step towards creating a better version of yourself.  If you can incorporate these 10 things into your everyday life you will surely be satisfied with the direction of your life.

10. Have a Purpose for Every Action

It is easy to find meaningfulness in the major parts of your life, where we can all improve is by putting emphasis on our small decisions as well. Simply ask, “why?” Why are you watching TV? Why are you on Facebook? Why are you eating junk food? You can achieve more and get more out of life by asking “why?” This will cause you to put meaning behind what were mindless activities. If you enjoy a TV show make time to watch it, just make sure you are getting something out of it (laughter, perspective, inspiration, etc.).

9. Keep a Clean Room

If you want your life to be organized, it starts at home. Getting in the habit of organizing and cleaning your room will carry over into other parts of your life. You will be on top of assignments, work projects, training goals, diet plans, etc.

8. Call Friends and Family Members

It’s easy to get caught up texting/calling the girl you just met. Try and call the people who are close to you and see how things are going for them. Giving your grandmother a call will surely make her day!

7. Cut Down on the Swearing

Try to clean up your language. Proper speech is not only more acceptable in society, it is attractive. Women find men more attractive when they use proper language and manners.

6. Read a Book

We live in culture caught up around cutting corners. We would all rather wait for the movie instead of reading the book. Reading will spark your imagination, and increase your vocabulary, both of which can help you in other facets of life.

5. Give to a Charity

No matter how bad you think you have it, somebody else has it much worse. Give to those less fortunate and see the smile it brings to your face. Giving a dollar to the Red Cross instead of buying a bag of chips will make you feel much better.

4. Cook at Home

Cooking at home will not only save you money, you will become more experienced in the kitchen and for the most part eat healthier. Cook large amounts and then you will have portions to take for lunch the next day! If you need recipe ideas click here.

3. Start Saving Money

Start putting away 10% of everything you bring in and you will be surprised at the amount of money you will have at the end of the year. It may not seem that important now, but when you go to put down that down payment on a house you will wish you had started saving earlier.

2. Maintain a Regular Sleep Schedule

Keeping consistent sleep patterns is important for your overall productivity. Go to bed earlier and get up earlier, the more active hours you have during the day will boost your overall productivity.

1. Give Random Compliments

Giving someone a random compliment will not only make their day, but it will also help you overcome the anxiety of talking with strangers, or people you have just met. The ability to give a compliment randomly takes a lot of confidence and trust me, people will notice.

Here is a simple quote that I live by and you may enjoy:

Live right and let the rest take shape…



About the Author

Jordan Scheltgen
Originally from Vancouver, Jordan Scheltgen now lives in Toronto. He is the Editor-in-Chief of CAVE Magazine. He is responsible for finalizing all projects. He holds a honours degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto. He also makes 1/2 hour brownies in 20 minutes and can perform mediocre handstands.


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