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5 Steps to Improve Quality of Life for People with a Disability

5 quick steps designed to give people with a disability simple ideas that can help improve quality of life. All of these tips won’t apply to everyone but keep an open mind and see if you can adapt them today.

 

  1. Read – Reading is one of our oldest and simplest methods to take your mind away from distractions and let you immerse yourself into a story. Reading is one of the only entertainment mediums that you can’t do in the background; it requires your full physical and mental attention hence why it is more effective in allowing your mind to leave everything else out and take a break for a while. Even if it is only 5 minutes per day, reading can help you relax and destress. You know what, you’ll probably learn something each time too!
  2. Meditate – You’ve heard this one before, right? But never tried because you don’t know exactly how to meditate? Don’t over think it. Set aside a few minutes to simply sit in silence with your eyes closed. You’ll be amazed at how you feel after.
  3. Exercise – Easier said than done! We all know exercise is good for us but the problem most people have is again, overthinking. I don’t believe anyone that tells me they don’t have time to exercise because I believe in the ‘something is better than nothing’ rule. If you want to get started, do what you can right now for 60 seconds. Star jumps, push-ups, wave your arms about… just do something. Go on, do it right now!
  4. Smile – If you could replay your last week, what percentage of the time would you be smiling? And I bet that isn’t as much as you think you should yeah? Smiling is a sign of happiness so why not turn it around? We have the ability to smile whenever we want so why not start smiling for no reason at all and that will make you feel happy, not to mention the people that see you smile.
  5. Drink more water – Our bodies run on water. If we have enough water, our bodies are working they way they are meant to. If we don’t have enough water, our bodies are operating at a lower rate than they should. This can lead to things like headaches, muscle soreness and lack of concentration.