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How To Improve The Quality Of Your Life Without Spending Money

"How can I be happy with no money in the bank?"

"Does money buy happiness?"

"I'm bored. Don't I need money to have fun?"

"I want to do so many cool things, but I have no cash."

You desperately want to improve the quality of your life, but you find yourself living paycheck to paycheck.

STOP! You’ve become trained by society to equate money with happiness – which isn’t true at all.

If you feel happiness, joy and personal satisfaction with the way you spend your time, your career, and those you have in your life, you’re likely living a quality life.

But if you feel intolerably bored about your daily existence, you can choose to do something to jazz it up.

If you think that money and material goods will boost your quality of life, forget it. While wealth might be nice, it isn’t truly what matters in life. There are so many things that are more important to happiness.

Take advantage of the following strategies to increase your quality of life that doesn’t involve money.

Find a job that brings personal feelings of contentment and accomplishment.

If you have a job you want to keep, then develop and maintain positive feelings about it.

  • The fact is our work consumes a great deal of our life. So, feeling positive about your job will go a long way toward increasing your quality of life.

Do you love your job? Need a new job?


Design your living space to bring you comfort, pride, and tranquility.

The world can be chaotic and hectic, so make it a point to turn your living space into a home that fits you and your family.

  • Without spending much money, incorporate elements of living that bring you peace, like a great bed with restful wall colors or a room to do indoor activities you enjoy.
  • Give your home some thought. What can you do to enhance your surroundings in ways you'd like?
  • When you experience positive feelings as you walk in the door, you'll know you have just the perfect space.

Describe your living space. What needs improving?


Pursue your hobbies with a vengeance.

You know what they say about all work and no play. Having hobbies isn't only enjoyable, but it's also a healthy outlet that will bring you hours of personal pleasure and feelings of accomplishment.

  • Regardless of the work you do, where you live, or the kind of lifestyle you have, immerse yourself in your favorite hobbies.
  • If you currently lack hobbies, begin pursuing some this week. You'll be surprised at how much more relaxed and happier you'll feel.

What are your hobbies?


Get excited about your life.

Watch old movies. Act in the local community theater. Take an out-of-country vacation every two years.

  • Think about the subjects that get you thinking, "Yeah! I want to do that!"
  • When you feel incredibly positive and interested in what you're doing, your life quality is vastly increased.

What are you passionate about?


Spend time with positive individuals.

Congregate with those who are fun, energetic, and positive. When you're around positive people, it rubs off on you.

Who do you spend time with?


Live beneath your means.

Financial struggles are one of the toughest parts of life and they will bring you down in a hurry.

  • If you can stay on top of your earning, spending, and budgeting, and have money to spare, you'll feel so much better each day of your life.
  • Learning to live on the bare essentials with a few carefully selected extras will actually increase your quality of life.

Do you live within your means?


Feel gratitude.

You have a home, as well as family and friends who love you. You have your health, talents, and life's work. You have many other blessings to be thankful for. Recognize the glorious elements of your life each day.

What are you grateful for?


It’s both unnecessary and ineffective to spend a lot of money to live a better life. The old quote, “money doesn’t buy happiness” is as true today as it ever was.

On the other hand, when you put the above 7 strategies into action, you’ll find yourself living a life of happiness, health, and quality.

Go ahead and enjoy yourself!

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