10 Things You Can Do Immediately To Improve Your Quality of Life

Small changes with a big impact.

Sinem Günel
Mind Cafe
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9 min readAug 15, 2020


Simple tips to improve your life
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When I first tapped into the world of personal development, I read as many books as I could. Additionally, I listened to podcasts and watched YouTube videos in every spare minute.

I soaked up as much information as possible, but once I faced a small challenge, such as a conflict with my partner, I was overwhelmed. The minute I should finally be doing what all the books preached, I failed.

And for months, I thought the solution was reading more books and listening to more gurus telling me how I could achieve any goal I set to my mind.

Now, three years later, my approach to personal development is different.

Even though I still read a lot, I don’t expect books to change my life. Instead, I’m chasing tiny, actionable pieces of advice I can immediately apply.

If a book contains one single golden nugget, that if applied, can make me happier, healthier, or more successful, it was worth reading.

While looking for these golden nuggets, I came across lots of useless tips and spent hundreds of hours consuming lame content. But I gladly also came across some ideas that I wish I applied earlier:

Replace Gossiping With Learning

Nobody likes complainers, yet, most of us do complain pretty often.

Our brains are wired to find mistakes, and let’s be honest: It’s easier to talk about somebody else’s mistakes than admitting on our own faults, right?

By avoiding gossip and negative talk, you’ll view the world more positively and see solutions instead of problems. You’ll not only be a more enjoyable person to be around, but you’ll also enjoy life more yourself.

How to do it:

Whenever you’re annoyed by a person, look for one thing you can learn from her.

Every single person you meet can teach you something. In the worst case, they’ll show you how you don’t want to be. But hey, that’s an important lesson too.

You could even start an accountability project together with a friend or your partner and…



Sinem Günel
Mind Cafe

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