When you love your life, it shows.
You radiate happiness and peace, and people can feel it when they’re around you. If you’re not happy with your life, it’s time to make a change.
Here’s the secret – for most of human existence, we’ve been biologically incentivized to resist happiness and contentment. In fact, depression and anxiety were evolutionarily advantageous to keeping us alive. Think about it this way, if you were perfectly content all the time as a caveman or cavewoman, you might not be able to recognize danger when it’s right in front of you. Feeling anxious and critical of one’s circumstances once had a place in our life.
But not anymore.
These days, large corporations have a vested interest in keeping people dissatisfied. Don’t like your body? There’s a diet for that. Jealous of your neighbor’s car? Buy yourself one to make yourself feel better. Our society glamorizes more, bigger, and better things. But for those of us who believe in the journey to self-fulfillment, we know that while these glamorous things might make us feel happy temporarily, they do not give us a life that we really and truly love.
In this blog post, we will discuss five ways to live a life you love. As you read, keep in mind that the best way to live a life you love is to find out what works for you.
Follow your passions and do what you love every day
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”Steve Jobs
With the internet, there are a million ways to make money. Gone are the days of spending 40+ hours a week working a job you hate.
Yet, why do so many people spend so much time doing things they aren’t passionate about? This is not to say that every day should be “easy.” Following your passions and doing what you love is HARD. Some would say even harder than showing up at a job you don’t care about.
If your job isn’t your passion, find ways to make it more interesting. Take on new challenges or volunteer for extra assignments. Find a hobby that’s related to your passion and spend time working on that too. The more you can immerse yourself in the things you love, the happier you’ll be.
Find a supportive community of friends and family who will encourage you to reach your goals
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”-Jim Rohn
Think of yourself as a battery. There are people in your life that charge your battery, and there are people who drain your energy, leaving you mentally and physically exhausted.
In America, individuality is prized above anything else. We’re conditioned from an early age to think that asking for help is weak and that we should have all of the answers.
Believe me when I say that having a supportive community that builds you up literally improves quality of life. It’s so important to have a community that you can rely on and that will support you through thick and thin. A community is like a family – they’re the people who will be there for you no matter what. They’ll help you celebrate your successes and pick you up when you’re feeling down.
Don’t be afraid to be selective when it comes to your inner circle. Sometimes, people are in our life for a season, others for life. If the people in your community are not bringing you joy, it’s a good sign to reevaluate your boundaries.
Take care of yourself – make time for exercise, relaxation, and healthy eating
“The body achieves what the mind believes.”Anonymous
It’s been said a million times, but your body and mind are a temple, and it’s important to treat them right! Unfortunately, some people don’t take their health seriously until it becomes too late.
A healthy body and mind is scientifically proven to increase the quality of your life. There is scientific evidence that reveals that a poor diet can actually increase mental issues like anxiety and depression.
Poor physical health can cause heart and lung issues. Plus, a good workout can increase endorphins, which help elevate your mood and sense of satisfaction.
Don’t be afraid to take risks and go after what you want
“Living with fear stops us from taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.”Sarah Parish
Risks can be scary, but they can also be so worth it. When you take a risk, you’re opening yourself up to new possibilities and opportunities. You may find that you enjoy things you never thought you would or that you’re much better at something than you ever imagined.
The best thing about taking risks is that it can make your life more exciting. You’ll feel more alive and engaged in the world around you. And when things don’t go as planned, well, that’s just part of the adventure.
So what are you waiting for? Start taking risks and see where they lead you. You may be surprised at just how much fun you can have.
Live in the present moment and enjoy each day to the fullest
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”Amit Ray
Most of us know we should be more present, but it’s way easier said than done.
Today is the day to start living in the present moment and enjoying each day to the fullest. It can be difficult to do this when we are constantly worried about the future or dwelling on the past, but it is so important to enjoy each day as it comes. Here are some tips on how to live in the present moment and love your life:
- Start each day with a positive attitude. Wake up each morning and tell yourself that today is going to be a great day. This will help you approach each day with a positive outlook.
- Focus on what you are doing in the present moment. If you are at work, focus on your work tasks. If you are spending time with friends or family, really engage in the conversation. This will help you to avoid getting lost in your thoughts and missing out on what is happening around you.
- Be grateful for what you have. Take a few minutes each day to think about all the things you are grateful for in your life. This can help shift your focus from negative aspects of your life to the positive ones.
You only have one life
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I am Jen,
As a dedicated life coach specializing in co-parenting, divorce, and single motherhood, I bring a unique blend of professional expertise and personal experience to my coaching practice. I am deeply committed to helping women not only survive divorce but also thrive as they transition into their roles as single mothers. I provide tailored coaching to assist my clients in developing effective co-parenting strategies, fostering healthy communication, and creating nurturing environments for their children.
I am also the author of the best-selling book “I am Amazing: From Invisible to Invincible”. My self-help memoir offers hope and inspiration for anyone who has felt overwhelmed by life and their struggles with mental health. With raw honesty and vulnerability, I provide an intimate look at my journey from victim to victorious.