Who doesn’t want happy and satisfying life?
It is but normal for us human beings to want such a life. We are filled with this insatiable hunger for a better and meaningful existence. This hunger is the very reason that drives us to look for ways and means which, unfortunately, doesn’t always lead to the life we are looking for.
Don’t despair, though, since such a life is not so easily achieved. Many can attest to that fact. But that doesn’t mean that it is a mirage, no. It is possible for you to have the life you want if you are willing to make some changes to your way of living and yourself.
Of course, you need to make some changes to your life. Some changes may be small, some may be drastic, but all in all, they will help you to become a better individual, as well as help you reach your goal of having a better life. The following quote summarizes what I am trying to say:
“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
by George Bernard Shaw”
A great life encompasses success in many things – work, love, and life in general, among others. In today’s modern world, men and women are required to juggle all three and more on a daily basis, making it difficult to appreciate one’s existence.
Some people may have already resigned to having a life like that, but for those who haven’t, the only thing that makes sense now is to look for ways to make our life much more bearable.
And here they are.
My blog is filled with empowering tips that will be definitely helpful in your journey towards having a better life. It is divided into four main categories that cover everything from tips to becoming successful in your business and career, to tips that deal with improving general living as well as the relationships with people around you.
Working your way through all the tips mentioned here can be quite challenging. But do remember that nothing comes easy in life. Every good thing that you want needs a conscious effort from you.
The tips mentioned here do not aim to remove fear from your life, nor do they aim to end all the pain and suffering that you are presently experiencing, since both fear and pain are necessary components in self-development. Without these two, you will never learn how to take calculated risks, nor will you learn how it feels to fail and learn from it.
A Better Life
“In the end, it is not the years in your life that counts – it is the life in your years.”
by Abraham Lincoln
As mentioned earlier, there are several things you have to do and changes you have to go through in order to have a better life. After all, having a life that you can be proud of, no matter the length, is more than enough of an accomplishment. These tips, though, may sound so common and normal that you will be saying to yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
The sad thing is that despite their being “common and normal” many people tend to forget them, or worse, simply ignore them. Simple as the following tips are, they are powerful enough to make both little and huge changes that can have an impact in your life.
1. Know what you want to do with your life.
What do you want to achieve in your life? Do you want to be financially stable? Do you want to have a happy family? Do you want a mansion and a sports car? Whatever it is, knowing what you want in life is crucial.
This is because long-term goals give your life direction and meaning, as well as provides you with the needed motivation to work diligently and industriously.
2. Know how much you don’t know.
Acknowledge the fact that you do not know everything. Acknowledging this will fuel your desire to learn more. When you have that desire, you will find that as you learn, you become a little better every single day.
3. Clean the clutter in your home. Having a clean abode helps to make your life easier.
For one, you will find that you a have a more relaxing home to come to after a hard day’s work.
4. Clean the clutter in your mind.
When you have a clean home, you should strive to make your mind clutter free as well.
This means that you have to learn to focus on the important things and do away with the less important ones. Once you do this, you will immediately feel less burdened by troublesome thoughts.
5. Share the love with others.
Volunteer for your local community’s soup kitchen or maybe help in the clean up drive, or maybe you can read for kids in the local library.
This is one way of doing something good for others, your community, and yourself. Helping others gives one a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that is rarely found in other things.
6. When you reminisce about your life, think about the good things.
Of course, you can think about the negative things too, but only to serve as your motivation to do and become better. Remember all the good you have done no matter how simple and unimportant they may seem, like picking up trash along the way home or maybe helping an old lady cross the street.
When it comes to doing good, even the smallest of things count.
7. Don’t try to do too much at once.
Life can be very hectic nowadays as you juggle work with home and so on. Sure, you may think that you will be able to accomplish more by doing several things at once, but such is not always the case. Take things one at a time – remember, the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.
8. Reward yourself.
When you know you did something worthwhile today, give yourself a gift.
Rewards need not be something expensive, but even simple things that you enjoy like a hot cup of coffee at the coffee shop. It is not the price after all, but rather the feeling of achievement and fulfillment that resulted in the reward.
9. Strive to make today better than yesterday.
If helping one old lady cross the street yesterday made you feel good about yourself, how would helping two old ladies today make you feel? See, the more good you do, the better you will feel about yourself.
10. Don’t forget that the focus is you.
Helping others is necessary in order to become a better person, but do remember that if helping and pleasing everybody is becoming stressful, then maybe it is time to take a little step backward. Remember that you cannot please every single person you come across with.
11. Be adventurous and take a risk.
This is a necessary part of life, as it means that you should try to get out of your comfort zone from time to time. This widens your horizon and makes you more open-minded. Think of it as a way of opening yourself up to new and better opportunities.
12. Do something you truly enjoy.
If you have been thinking about doing something for a long time (like starting a new hobby) but have been caught up in work and life, then try to make time for it.
Reorganize your schedule and make plans – now. It provides a wonderful distraction from all the hustle and bustle of life.
13. Find inspiration.
Inspiration is necessary to keep you going. Without it, your motivation will wane, and you will end up back to square one. Some people find inspiration from the Bible, while others find inspiration in characters they find in nonfiction novels and biographies or autobiographies.
Some people even find inspiration from fictional characters in fiction novels.