Ever found yourself in what might seem like a downward spiral or a rut, where you just can’t seem to understand where your efforts and attempts at keeping your life joyful go?
Last year, I found myself in one of those ruts. After spinning my wheels for quite some time, I realized my so-called attempts at improving my circumstances were a farce—I was just exhausting my energy waiting for a savior to come to my rescue.
It finally dawned on me that I am my own savior and it was up to me to change my perception of life. The choice was mine to change my situation or live life every day in misery.
Life doesn’t have to be a constant chore or a drag. It can be a wonderful journey I’ve found. Here are 10 ways to fall in love with your life.
Evaluate Your Expectations
To every situation is a reasonable expectation. Most situations have a number of possible outcomes. Tell yourself the truth and avoid building castles in the air that will only set you up for disappointments. Of course, luck plays in our favor sometimes. Try to keep your expectations real with yourself.
Invest In Your Craft
You shouldn’t be spending more time and resources on anyone else but yourself. Show love to yourself by getting better at any skills you have. Practice day in, day out to become an expert in your field. This will no doubt make/keep you financially stable. Money is most times linked to something negative but we can’t ignore its importance as well.
Attract Good Karma
Don’t spend your days being too careful and worrying about doing things which may attract unwanted events to your life that you end up bland. Instead, you should spend your days actively being nice and kind to people. It feels good and will make you extra happy.
Love Your Body
You’d be surprised at how a lot of people hate life just because they hate their body. It is important to find a way to love the body you live in. Eat right and workout. When you look good, you automatically feel good. Those little stares and compliments people give, go a long way.
Learn To Receive Love
Accept help from friends when they offer it. Accept compliments when they’re directed at you. Let yourself be loved in the tiny ways you don’t always allow yourself to be, and watch how much easier it becomes to accept your own love, too.
Put Yourself First
Stop trying to please others in a way you end up cheating yourself out of happiness. You have to consider your state of well being all the time and if someone would force you to do what will obviously make you unhappy, you should think about spending less time with such people.
Acknowledge Your Accomplishments
Giving yourself a pat on the back for a job well done gives you a feeling of success, providing the encouragement you need to keep moving forward and create more successes. The more you acknowledge your wins, the more motivated you will be to achieve the goals you set for yourself.
When you live your life in gratitude, you maintain an awareness of all things that are good in your life and focus less on what’s not working. When you acknowledge what is going right in your life, it’s impossible to become stuck in negativity. A favorite blogger of mine talks about this topic HERE.
Live In The Present
Many of us find it difficult to enjoy the present because we are so busy thinking about the past and worrying about the future which is beyond our control. While learning from the past and planning for the future can be beneficial, try to make sure you are spending the majority of your time focused on enjoying the present because that is where you are.
Appreciate The Small Things
To truly love your life you need to start appreciating every day and those little things that make you happy. Make a list of the simple things that make you happy – such as having your favorite lunch, listening to your favorite song or taking a walk – and make sure you schedule one of these treats every now and then.