After overcoming the challenges of the last year, we have seen an increase in stress levels across the nation. We have also witnessed the lasting effects of the pandemic, with the U.S Census Bureau reporting that individuals who live alone stating that they experienced higher rates of anxiety and depression. As we look to the future and leave the health crisis behind us, we can hope to enhance our quality of life in 2021. There are many opportunities to collectively improve our mental health in the coming year.
New research from the journal of Nature Neuroscience indicates new ways to improve your quality of life, “New and diverse experiences are linked to enhanced happiness, and this relationship is associated with greater correlation of brain activity.” The connection between our daily environments that we frequent and how that is related to our well-being gives us valuable insights into improvements we can make in our lives.
With the lifestyle changes Covid-19 brought, we experienced an influx of American’s making the decision to move to a new location. By changing our scenery to improve our quality of life, it seems that more and more Americans are making a move. United Van Lines has reported that their customers were heavily influenced to move by these reasons: concerns for personal and family health and wellbeing; desires to be closer to family; moved due to changes in employment status or work arrangement (including the ability to work remotely); and 53% desired a lifestyle change or improvement of quality of life.
If you are looking to make a change in your everyday life, moving could be the right decision for you! New results suggest that people feel happier when they have more variety in their daily routines and moving to a new location could satisfy this! With new opportunities in the way we live our lives from working remotely or at home, we can enhance our overall quality of life. Connect with us today to learn more about making a move and diversifying your lifestyle!