Life is only what you make it out to be.
That’s a pretty vague statement, but it’s not only the truth, it’s also one that we all need to hold close and dear.
All of us are faced with challenges and obstacles at some point or another. And generally speaking, we allow these challenges and obstacles to prevent us from achieving the things that we most desire.
Instead of embracing any type of new challenge or obstacle, we avoid it while failing to realize that it’s actually a good thing to break out of our comfort zone every once in a while. I mean, if we don’t, then we are never going to grow from who we are into who we want to be.
What do you prioritize the most in your life? Do you prioritize the things that you are blessed with, the skills that you have, and the relationships you have made? Or do you prioritize all that you lack, what you should have done differently, or how to be better in the eyes of others?
We worry that we arent:
- fit enough
- make as much money as we think we should
- don’t have what it takes to accomplish our goals
- good enough in the eyes of others
All of this while failing to realize all that:
- we have accomplished
- the relationships we have been blessed with
- The beauty in the life that we are living
Hits a little close to home, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, though. You aren’t alone. Everybody (minus a selected few) thinks this way.
Let Go of Perfection
From somebody who has spent much of their life focusing on perfection, let me share something with you… you will never achieve it.
When it comes to human actions and emotions, there is no such thing as perfection. You are always going to want to be happier, you are always going to want to do better, and you are always going to want to be better.
That’s just how it is. Even the best of the best make mistakes, most of whom aren’t afraid of making mistakes. Mistakes aren’t something to be fearful of, but rather, something to embrace. It goes back to the concept of which if you aren’t willing to make mistakes, then you aren’t going to give yourself an adequate chance to succeed.
Simply stated, instead of trying to be perfect, just try to be the best that you can be. Learn from the very mistakes that you make, become the best individual that you can be, and by all means, just give yourself the opportunity to live the life that you desire to live. The longer you hold onto the idea of perfection, the more distant you will push yourself from living such a life.
4 Mindful Ways To Love Your Life More
So how do you go from living a life controlled by fear, to being able to live your life just as it is? By using these 4 tips.
Over the last year and a half of my life, these are some of the tips that I have used that have helped me to completely turn my life around. If you ask anybody close to me, they will tell you that I am not even close to the same miserable person that I once was, and it’s largely due to these tips that I am about to share with you.
1. Close your eyes and find something to be thankful for.
Whether it is the fact that you are alive and breathing, for the relationships that you have, or for the bright sunny day outside, find that sense of calm and focus on it. Recognize the anxiety or stress that you may be feeling, and simply push it to the side by focusing on all that there is to be thankful for.
2. Surrender to what is.
The truth is, you don’t really have another choice. Everything that has happened in your life has already happened. There is never any going back and changing it, so why spend your time and energy trying to do so.
Instead, accept the emotions that you are feeling, embrace them, and surrender. Life’s plan for you will always be more important than your plan for life. Quit trying to force everything, and instead, learn to simply be.
3. Be aware of the present moment.
Often times when we stress, we stress over what has already happened, or what is yet to come. Again, the past is the past – it can’t be undone, so quit trying to undo it. As for the future – well, how often does anything ever go the way we draw it up to in our heads? Never! The outcome is always different.
Instead of worrying about the past that has already come or a future that is all but certain, focus on the present moment. Focus on the life that you have in front of you this very moment and how blessed you are to have it.
4. Remember all that you have already achieved.
As humans, we want to achieve everything that our minds think of. When we reflect on our lives, we generally have the feeling that we should be further along than we are. Instead of focusing on what we haven’t accomplished, though, how about being happy with all that we have accomplished.
Life isn’t easy, and it’s our strength and determination that has got us to where we are at today. It is this same strength and determination that will get us to where we want to be – just as long as we don’t give up.
The Truth About Life
There is going to be a time and a day where we are all going to die.
I used to be scared about the thought of dying, but it’s only because I knew that I hadn’t been living the life that I wanted to be.
While yes, there are still times where I get too far ahead of myself and become stressed, I am also able to understand that tomorrow is never guaranteed. If I die tomorrow, I want to die knowing that I lived the very best life that I could have. And while I may not be able to relive the past, I can always ensure that I live my life to the fullest in the present.
It is this understanding that has taught me how to live my life more, and it is this understanding that will also help you to love your life more as well.
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