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Everyone wants to live a happy, meaningful and fulfilling life so what is stopping you? We get so caught up in our busy lives that we forget to enjoy the simple things in life that can make it enjoyable. That used to be me, a few years ago. Just living and not enjoying my life. I used to just go through the motions and not even think anything was wrong with it.
To live a meaningful life you have to chose to do so every day of your life. I used to be that person who was never happy. Being happy is a choice and once you realize that you will find yourself looking at life differently. I am very transparent with you because being happy and positive has changed my life for the better. Living a balanced life and determining what is important to you will help you live your best life yet! Here are a few ways to help you live a meaningful life.
This is a given right? The true key to happiness is being satisfied. Stop complaining about what you don’t have and start being grateful for what you do have. When you look at your glass half full instead of half empty, it will help you have a more positive outlook on life, and you will be satisfied.
I honestly don’t know any other way to be than to be positive. At one point in my life, I used to be so negative that nobody wanted to be around me. I had to change the way I had looked at life before it was too late and I lost the ones that cared about me. Having a positive attitude will help, you to see the good in life and also to appreciate what you have. Like I said before, stop dwelling on what you don’t have because you think you see what others may have. You don’t even know if their life is real. Seriously, don’t look at other people’s lives in comparison to yours. It will steal your joy.
Know What Is Important To You
You need to know what is important to YOU! Not your mom, dad, or siblings. What is important to you. Make a list and write down everything that is important to you.
Appreciate Those Around You
Spend time with those you love, your friends and family. Show them that you appreciate them.
Enjoy your Life
Sounds simple right? Do what makes you happy! If you don’t, you will regret it! If that means backpacking across the world, DO IT!
Pursue Your Passion
I can’t stress this enough. When I lost my job last year, I realized how important it was to have a passion that is yours! This blog probably saved me from going into a depression. I am so happy that I have this here part of the world that is mine. It has created opportunities for me that I could have never imagined, and for that I am grateful!
Don’t be the cute girl or boy with no goals. You can create a list of 5 goals that you find fulfilling and meaningful to your life. Start by tackling the hardest things first and move down the list.
How are you living a meaningful life?