The goal of many people is to become richer, happier and healthier, but not many know how to achieve this. It is easier than expected, however, and some simple life changes can be all you need to reach your dreams.
1. Determine what you already have and then think about what else you need or want
Oftentimes, the longing for more of something overwhelms a person’s thoughts, which leads to more stress and extended work hours. Then, once the longing has ended and you’ve acquired whatever it is that you were longing for, you realize that it wasn’t that important after all. Instead of falling into this trap, spend some time thinking about if you truly need or want something before dedicating so much time to it.
2. Stop hitting snooze
It is so tempting to hit the snooze button in the morning and get a few more minutes of sleep, but this is detrimental to your body. By doing so, you are slowing down the release of hormones that help you feel alert and awake when you do get out of bed. One tip is to train yourself to wake up two minutes before your alarm even goes off.
3. Determine your net worth
To figure this out, add up all of the things you own and the amount of money in your accounts, and then separately add up all the money you owe (loans, credit cards, etc.). Once you have both numbers, subtract the amount you owe from the amount you own and you will have your net worth.
4. Talk to your boss about a raise or promotion, and talk to your co-workers for feedback on your work
Your boss likely won’t randomly approach you and offer you more money or a higher position. If you approach them about the idea, however, you may just get what you want. The more open you are with your boss about where you want to end up, the more likely they are to support that and help you reach those goals.
Another idea is to ask your co-workers for feedback on your overall work. Even if you don’t like what they have to say, if you consider it you’ll find yourself making changes for the better.
5. Re-vamp your LinkedIn profile
Make sure you fill out your profile completely including the summary, skills, and experience sections. You should also regularly post stories or blog posts to ensure your profile is viewed often.
6. Figure out how much money you need to save before retirement and how much money you should be saving
To do this, determine how much money you’d like to make each year when you are retired and then divide that number by .04. The answer to this math problem is the answer to how much money you need to retire.
When determining how much money you should have in your savings account, it all depends on how much money you make. The rule of thumb is to save 10-15% of your income each month. If you haven’t saved any money yet, you may want to bump that percentage up.
7. Make lists, set up phone meetings, and organize you calendar on Sundays
This type of work is something that won’t make you feel super productive but it entirely necessary to get everything done on time. If you do it on Sundays, you will find that you aren’t dedicating a large chunk of time to it on Monday mornings and you can stay caught up on your real work all week long.
8. Schedule a power hour at the beginning of your day
This power hour will be dedicated to you working uninterrupted on a high-priority project. While you may be tempted to work on all of the new work overflowing your inbox or work on a new project that has come up, you should instead commit to dedicating this one hour a day to something really important. It ensures you’re making a dent in the larger projects, and it sets you up for an overall successful day.
9. Finish the entire project before making any changes
Work through until your whole project is finished and only then go back to edit or make changes. Having the project completed will be such a stress relief, and it will make the editing process simpler.
Final Thoughts on How to Get Richer, Happier, and Healthier
There are so many life changes you can make to be richer, happier, and healthier. Start with one change and then add another, continuing this process until you feel content with life.