ELEVATE Your Quality of Life (Infographic)
Updated: Jan 13, 2021
For us to adapt, bounce forward and elevate our quality of life in difficult times, we need to invest in proactive ways that improve how we think and behave.
2 weeks ago I shared research from Deakin University that discussed the relationship between personalities, quality of life and overall wellbeing. Dr. Jeromy Anglim found that extroverted and conscientious people fare better on the "happiness scale" than those who are constantly stressed, anxious, negative and ruminate. His work also showed that if you’re neither extroverted nor conscientious, you can still leverage and strengthen other “stable” personality traits you have—such as being highly open to experience, warmth or self-discipline—to derive greater life satisfaction.
For example: Flex your self-discipline by focusing on things you can control in life and then work hard to regulate how you respond to the things you can't control. If things aren't going well, bring warmth back to yourself by activating self-compassion with a simple statement like "it's OK, this is all part of learning and growing".
Practising small practical things every day will not only elevate your overall wellbeing but also strengthen your foundations for consistent sustainable performance. Try some of my go-to tips and see if they work for you!