Loving your life is the best way to live a happy life because you quit comparing yourself to others when you truly cherish your life. Besides this, loving your life makes you value yourself, and it results in you becoming an optimistic individual.
Here is how you can love your life
- Associate with people who love you
Towards the end of 2017, I realized that I hated my life because I always spent my time with people who never appreciated me. I associated with individuals who constantly reminded me of my weaknesses hence making me hate my life.
However, when I changed friends and made friends with people who loved me and embraced all my weaknesses, something strange happened. I immediately liked who I was, and I started loving my life.
Therefore, if you want to love your life, associate with people who value you, and make you feel worthy.
- Discover your purpose
I believe you came to fulfill a certain purpose, and you will love your life if you discover this purpose, and work on fulfilling it.
Finding and working on your purpose makes you value and adore your life because you’ll realize that you are a valuable and unique individual with an impact that no one apart from you can bring to the world.
- Help the needy
Research reveals that helping people makes you love your life because it results in you being happy and positive. Besides this, helping makes you love your life because you realize that your life means so much to another person and that your hardships are nothing compared to those of the people you are helping.
‘Those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others.’ Booker Washington: American Educator, Author, & Advisor.
- Discover your talents and utilize them
Discovering and using your talents makes you love your life because you realize that you possess abilities that many people don’t have. Also, you’ll start focusing on the positive aspects of your life once you start exploiting your talents/strengths.
- Practice Thankfulness
Similar to discovering your strengths, thankfulness makes you focus on the positive aspects of your life hence making you love your life. Today, we hate our lives because we love comparing ourselves with other folks, and we mostly focus on the negative aspects of our lives.
For you to love your life and focus on the positives, you must practice thankfulness. Be grateful for everything good that has happened to you, and be thankful because you live a better life than half of the world’s population.
Remember that almost 2.5 billion people in the world live below 2 US dollars a day, and 1.4 billion people live in extreme poverty.
Therefore, for you to love your life, you must associate with people who love you, discover your purpose, help the needy, exploit your talents, and practice thankfulness.
Remember, life might be tough but you will have a positive attitude towards it if you love your life. You will feel fulfilled, and you will realize that life is an exciting adventure once you start loving your life.
You are free to add more ways in which we can love our lives in the comment box below.
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7 Things We Must Stop Doing If We Want to be Happy
We all want to be happy because happiness is a wonderful emotion. However, we seldom find happiness because we constantly do things that steal our happiness. Some people are conscious of these things, while most of us aren’t.
This article strives to increase your happiness levels by listing the seven major things we must stop doing if we want to be happier.
1.Living Up to the Society’s Expectations
We love living up to the society’s expectations, and we thus become unhappy when we are in a position that prevents us from aligning with what the society wants. Besides, living up to the society’s expectations makes us unhappy because it prevents us from being authentic.
2.Overanalyzing the Future
Overanalyzing the future by trying to pinpoint all possibilities steals our happiness because it results in anxiety. It makes us constantly worry about the things that can go wrong, even when they are beyond our control.
3.Wanting What Others Have
Most of us are addicted to wanting what celebrities, politicians and our Facebook friends have. We think we’ll live happier lives if we obtain what these folks have. Little do we know that wanting what others have causes unhappiness because it results in envy and makes us feel inadequate.
4.Watching the News
The News makes us over-focus on the negative part of life by showing us how other people are suffering, and it usually results in us worrying about things that are beyond our circle of influence.
5.Forcing People to Behave the Way We Want
We become frustrated when we force people to behave the way we want because we can’t control their environment, thoughts, and everything that affects their behavior. I stopped forcing my friends and siblings to behave the way I want, and I strived to accept their behavior after realizing that my efforts often resulted in anger and disappointment, which eventually made me unhappy.
6.Identifying With Our Material Possessions
Identifying our worth with our material possessions leads to sadness when we lose them. Moreover, it results in us constantly worrying about losing our possessions and how we’ll replace them.
‘Anger, resentment, and hatred are poisons that you drink, and you expect somebody else to die.’ –Sadhguru, Indian Mystic
Holding a grudge against someone makes us unhappy because it leads to negative emotions such as anger, hate, jealousy, and resentment. Furthermore, it makes us dwell on bad feelings or the events that led to the grudge. Also, it prevents us from enjoying the present moment by making us focus on how we’ll get back at those who wronged us.
The universe provided us with everything we need to be happy. However, we sabotage our happiness by doing the above things. We must, therefore, stop doing them if we want to be happy.
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5 Major Reasons Worry is Useless
Although you would love to worry less, you mostly find yourself worrying about everything. You worry about losing your loved ones, lacking money, failing to get a promotion, and many other things.
You worry because you focus on the negative side of life and you are unaware that worry is useless because of the following reasons:
1.You Don’t Know Everything About the Future
Worrying implies that you know everything that might happen in the future. However, there are high chances that you haven’t reached the level of consciousness that allows you to know what might happen in the future. For this reason, your worry is founded on assumptions or beliefs based on past experiences, and you don’t know whether they are accurate because you don’t know everything about the future.
2.You Might Die Tomorrow
You don’t know when you’ll die because death is unpredictable. You can die in the next moment or tomorrow while crossing the road or driving to work. Worrying is thus useless because you might be worried about a future that might arrive when you are dead.
3. The Future is Unpredictable
You worry because you believe life will happen according to your predictions. However, life is always changing. The social, political, and economic environment is constantly changing, and there are high chances your predictions are false. Besides this, although bad things can happen tomorrow, good things can happen regardless of what is happening in your life right now because the future is unpredictable.
4.The Only Reality is Now
The future is unreal because it doesn’t exist outside your mind. It’s only real in your imagination which is based on your subjective understanding of life. The only reality you can experience is ‘the now’ because you’ll always exist in ‘the now.’ For this reason, worrying about the future is useless.
5.Worry Doesn’t Change Anything
Worry is useless because it doesn’t change anything. You can’t create a favorable future by continually worrying about it because worry prevents you from seeing things clearly. Besides this, it wastes the time and mental energy you could have used to take action that will create a desirable future.
Focus on how you can create a desirable future, instead of focusing on anxious thoughts. Moreover, shift from worry to faith by realizing that Infinite Intelligence/the Universe is always working on creating a bright future for you because you are its physical extension. Also, let worry alarm you, but don’t dwell on it. Lastly, trust that everything will fall into place and realize that you have the power to create your ideal future.
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