Life can be sucky, or life can be great. We all have good days and bad days. Some things are entirely out of our control, but most of the time we have complete authority to make life more enjoyable. Here are 12 simple ways to start making the most out of life everyday:
1 – Change your thoughts to be positive.
Negative thoughts are way more damaging than we realize, and allowing them to continue to pass through our minds all day will create a hostile environment for our souls. The next time unkind thought comes to mind, immediately counteract it with a more positive one.
2 – Spend more time doing things that you enjoy. Actively schedule activities within your week that will make you laugh and smile.
3 – Live in the moment and be mindful. Try not to get caught up in planning and worrying about future troubles. Just breathe and enjoy what’s going on right now.
4 – Take good care of yourself. Being selfless is important and meaningful, but nothing will ever get done if you allow your own health and wellness to falter. It’s totally okay to put yourself first sometimes.
5 – Be kind. This goes for others and yourself. Always be kind, even when it’s difficult. This will keep your spirits up.
6 – Be brave and have an open mind. Try new things. You’ll never know what amazing opportunities for an awesome life await you in the world if you never get out and do some exploring.
7 – Let yourself love. Lowering barriers in order to let others in and allow ourselves to love can be terrifying. When we open up, yes, we open ourselves up to potentially be hurt. But we are also potentially creating a new, amazing friendship.
8 – Never sweat the small stuff. Condition yourself to quickly let go of minor annoyances. If no one is dying or severely hurt, find ways to get passed the situation without letting it upset you.
9 – Understand that life is short. Train your brain to see the big picture. Time is precious and we all need to truly know that one day we’ll be asking for more.
10 – Search for connections. Connecting with others and with ourselves is one of the most exhilarating experiences we can have as humans. Make an effort to meet new people, discover your own values, and experience all the world has to offer.
11 – Avoid judging others and let judgement from other people go unheard. Judgement is one of the most damaging flaws. When we judge others, we only hurt ourselves in return. And when we let the opinions of others dictate how we live, we become slaves to words. Make an effort to live and let others live the way they feel fit.
12 – Be grateful and always show gratitude. No matter how small or insignificant, every act of kindness deserves immense gratitude. Be grateful for everything good in your life from running water and electricity to special friendships.
Implementing these simple rules will lead to a better life. Life won’t last forever and it’s up to us to make the most of the time we have on this planet.
Thanks for reading!