Life is a beautiful gift. What you do with it is your choice. Some people know how to live life to the fullest, while others seem to just take it for granted. I’ve had to learn the hard way to enjoy my life. For many years and several relationships I’ve always lived for others – not myself. I would always try to make others happy at my expense. In the end, it was not worth it. They didn’t appreciate anything and as a result those individuals are no longer in my life. Sometimes, you have to learn to be a little selfish. If you have a dream – go for it. If you want to travel – do it. If you want to get in the best shape of your life – do it. Make yourself happy for a change. After all, it is YOUR life! Overall, living your dreams will make you a better person. Life moves by very quickly. Enjoy it when you can …
Here are some ideas to improve your life:
Enjoy Nature – You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. Being in nature reduces stress, makes you more creative, improves your memory and may even make you a better person. Go ahead – get some fresh air for a change.
Exercise – I cannot overemphasize the importance of what exercise can do for everyone. Unfortunately, few people do it consistently. Other than health benefits too numerous to mention, exercise makes you smarter, happier, improves sleep, increases libido and makes you feel better about your body. Get off the couch – exercise! Try it, you might like it.
Spend Time With Your Friends & Family – This can be one of the biggest sources of happiness in our lives. Not feeling socially connected can lead to feelings of depression and loneliness. People with the highest rate of longevity on the planet all place a strong emphasis on social engagement and they truly believe that good relationships are more important to a long life than even exercise. Friends are key to improving your life. Share good news and enthusiastically respond when others share good news with you to improve your relationships. Want to instantly be happier? Do something kind for them.
Always Express Gratitude – It will make you happier. It will improve your relationships. It can make you a better person. It can make life better for everyone around you.
Meditate – Meditation can increase happiness, meaning in life, social support and attention span while reducing anger, anxiety, depression and fatigue. Learn how to relax. You will be a better person for it.
Get Proper Rest – You can’t cheat yourself on sleep and not have it affect you. Being tired actually makes it harder to be happy. When you lack proper rest your immune system will be affected, increasing your chances of getting sick. So take naps if you have to. Just make sure that you get the proper rest that you deserve. Your body will thank you for it.
Challenge Yourself – Always strive to keep your mind sharp. Learn a new skill. Take a course on one of your favorite subjects. Strengthen your mind. You want to run a race? Train for it. You want to do yoga? Go for it. Keep your mind fresh. Keep busy.
Laugh – Learn the importance of laughter. Laughter is a great stress reducer that can be contagious with all of those around you. People who use humor to cope with stress have better immune systems, have a reduced risk of heart attacks and stroke, and tend to live longer. So laugh it up everyone!
Stay Optimistic – Optimism can make you healthier, happier and even extend your life. Always stay positive.
Whatever you feel you need to do to make your life better, never be afraid to try. Live your life to the fullest. Never let anyone hold you back. Those that are in your life should enhance it – not restrict it. Time moves very quickly. Never have regrets. Follow your dreams … Always ‘Believe In Yourself’ and you will find your way …
Look forward … Never look back …