There are all kinds of consequences for the things that we do and one of the most important is the impact they have on our lives. Ensuring that activities will provide a positive impact is dependent on several things. One is the activity itself and another is our attitude when it comes to these activities.
What if you were totally alone and had no contact with another human being? Can you imagine not having anyone to call and just chat with for a few moments? What if you had no family to motivate you or lend an ear when you were feeling down?
We may like to pretend that we are totally independent beings and do not need others, but the truth is – we really do value family and friends. They are the ones that encourage and love us and help to shape the type of person we become. The relationships we forge are one of the most important positive impacts on our lives.
What other activities provide a positive impact on your life? One that most people do not consider is rest. Without it you are probably irritable, short-tempered, exhausted and no fun! Sleep is an activity that provides this rest so that we can function on a daily basis. Impacting your life by causing you to make unwise decisions or being incapable of making them at all, a lack of sleep will actually have the opposite effect on your life – a negative one.
Have you ever noticed that some people seem to have a zest for life? They constantly have a twinkle in their eye and are ready to jump up and go at a moment’s notice. The difference between these people and those who take a full five minutes to get out of a chair is not just physical. It is dependent on mental attitude as well. It is a well-known fact that people who exercise have more energy. Exercise is not just about being physically fit. The mind needs to be exercised as well to provide mental energy.
Every activity that we do from sleeping to holding a conversation, playing ball or doing a crossword puzzle can have a positive impact on our lives. The key is to do a variety of things that are enjoyable and retain a positive attitude throughout life.