- Nov 03, 2018
- in Life
How to Create a Fulfilling Lifestyle
Being a winner in life really just means learning how to grow as a person while creating healthy, happy relationships. The best way to do this is to create a fulfilling lifestyle filled with love and positivity. Make sure to cultivate healthy thoughts, relationships, and practices in your daily life.
- Even if you’re not feeling confident, try acting confident with body language. Stand up straight while you're walking or sitting. Avoid standing with your arms crossed. Instead, put your hands on your hips.
- Just smiling, even if you force it, can help you feel instantly happier and more confident, as your brain releases endorphins.
- Stop negative thinking. Every time you start having negative thoughts about yourself, stop yourself and re-frame the thought into a positive or neutral one. For example, if you find yourself thinking "I am so worthless,” think instead, “I am really valuable to myself and others.”
- Educate yourself about what is happening in the world: advances in science, medicine, politics, art, and current events. This keeps you in touch with what is going on.
- Try to learn a new skill, such as knitting, speaking a foreign language, or understanding astrophysics.
- Reading books and articles, watching the news and documentaries, or doing online tutorials are all great ways to keep learning.
- Your attitude toward life shapes how you experience things. Let go of your expectations and accept life as it is. This will empower you to handle whatever comes your way.
- Don't be afraid to make mistakes. When you do make a mistake, ask yourself how did things go wrong, what did you learn from it, and what will you do differently next time?
- To learn from your mistakes, you must first take accountability for them. Acknowledge where you went wrong so that you can fix it.
- Take small steps to get better. If you have social anxiety, for example, your small step could be talking to 1 unknown person a week or making 1 phone call per week. You can eventually work up to going to an event by yourself or dealing with people on a regular basis.
- Try to do something that pushes you each day, even if it is a small thing. You'll start to get better and better about confronting unknown and potentially unnerving situations. In the end, you'll be better prepared to deal with them.
- While you may not have been able to achieve all of your dreams, you can still incorporate your passion into your daily life. Perhaps you may not become an actor, but you can teach acting at a school or work in a local community theater.
- If your job isn’t your passion in life, try to think of all the positive benefits of it. Make a list of all the good things about your job, such as having coworkers you like, making a difference in people's lives, or making enough money to buy a house.
- Being grateful affirms that there are good things in life, even if not everything is good at the moment. For example, if a loved one has died, you have every right to be sad. Instead of focusing on their death, however, focus on how grateful you were to have them in your life.
- Keep a gratitude journal. Jot down all the little things that happened throughout each day that you were grateful for. This will create a habitual practice of gratitude.
- Meditation is a great way to get started with mindfulness. For 15 minutes each day sit quietly somewhere. Breathe deeply, and focus only on your breath. If you get distracted, return your attention to your breath.
- You can also practice mindfulness while eating. Notice what you're eating: the texture (smooth, crunchy, chewy), the taste (is it salty? Is it sweet? Is it spicy?), the temperature (hot, cold). Try avoiding distractions, such as TV or reading, while you eat.
- Mindfulness can help with depression and anxiety, reduce your stress, boost your memory, increase your focus, and create better emotional stability.
- Make the choice to not react to things in a negative or destructive way. For example, if your friend said something mean about you behind your back, don't get try to get revenge or snap at them. Instead, ignore the comment or politely confront them.
- While you cannot always control what happens to you in life, you can control how you react to it. For example, if you get diagnosed with a disease, instead of saying "why me?", let it galvanize you to live the life you've always wanted.