We’ve heard this phrase time and time again – “Life is too short, live life to the fullest”. It’s what happy people do and surely enough we’d love to say and be remembered for doing it too. Though you are probably reading this knowing something in your life is not quite right. Quite likely you are feeling restricted by responsibilities. And you are not living the way of your hopes and dreams. So what does it really mean to “live life to the fullest”? You may have an idea for yourself but wouldn’t it be nice to be certain how to and work towards it knowing you’ve lived your life well? That’s where this article will assist you on your way.
Stop Negative Thoughts
This is on top of the list for a reason. It’s the number one reason which holds us back from doing anything…. it’s all our negative thoughts. fault. Do you know what yours are? If not, take a week to note down your times of fear, unwillingness and self-doubt. For those who already know, then it’s time to question why your thoughts haven’t changed. Chances are you haven’t yet consciously made an effort. But, now here’s your chance, check out this article on “How to Stop Negative Thinking” (click here) to make a difference.
Listen to your Gut Feeling
There are times you’ll find yourself not knowing what you should do. It feels confusing and is quite frustrating more than ever in those important decisions. It’s like the more you think about it the more you can’t decide. And no one can seem to point you in the right direction or there’s just no definite answer. But, don’t feel all the hard on yourself. The next best option you can do is listen to your gut feeling. The answer may still not be obvious but roll with it, you’ll be surprised at how well your gut feeling will get you through the tough times.
Be at Peace with the Past.
History is history and it’s something you surely can’t change. And that’s life, any human will always face the good with the bad. So, just dwelling on it will only leave you feeling despair. Has it done anything otherwise? I’m sure you’d say ‘no’. Nothing good comes out of it. Then let the past be. What power you really do have though is that you can make a change for today. Move forward little by little, focus on what you need to do, build up the momentum and you’ll never be looking back.
Do Something you Love Doing
There is a time and place to live by your head. But, most people live on the terms of others such as those of our parents, spouse and society’s expectations. And when that’s your entire life dedicated to them it means what you want is brushed off and put aside. This only calls for you to not be truly satisfied and in dire situations burning out. Take a look at your routine and make some time to do something you purely enjoy, even if it’s just for a moment it’ll make a difference by relieving stress built up from outside pressure. Also, you’ll feel relaxed knowing you kept true to yourself. And better yet when we maintain ourselves we can then perform better at looking after those we care for.
Simplify your Happiness
Have you noticed that the more things we want and get we are still never complete? So why keep on chasing something that’s never ending? Instead how about keeping it simple and be happy with what you already have? The things that cost money like that of a roof over our heads, clothing, food and yes maybe that new pair of shoes 🙂 can be a good start. You are pretty lucky especially when you compare with those who are without. But I bet it’s also those that don’t cost a thing that make you the happiest, your friends and family who you can rely on for a good giggle, some sound advice and share moments together. Remind yourself every day of the supposedly ‘small’ things and you find you’ll be much more satisfied than ever before.
Take a Dare
Now this you could say is the essence of “Living life the fullest”… to be adventures and do something you would otherwise never consider. When we take the leap of faith it has an instant feeling of exhilaration that leaves you amazed in the moment. Furthermore, when we take such large steps in life we can only grow stronger and be proud from these experiences. And not to mentioned be left with great memories and stories. So push yourself now and then. You could be pick up on a new skill, talk to a total, get into a new hobby or explore a new place. Just do it. 🙂
If you have a question or query you can leave a comment below or message me on Facebook – www.facebook.com/pdhotspot
Until next time.