Life is what you make of it. It’s just a wonderful thing.
There are a variety of different things you can do in your life that can make you feel more confident about yourself. Like shopping for a brand new shirt or a nice pair of shoes, getting your hair done, or working out to lose the weight you have always wanted to lose are just a few random examples.
“Live every moment like it’s your last”. I’m sure you all know that phrase.
Many people, everyday, always feel like they need to discover and experience different ways on how to make their life better than it is by taking chances, even with just making the funniest and sweetest memories. It is very important that one stays focused until their dreams come true. If it’s what you want in life, make it happen.
Life can seem tough at times, but it’s important to remember that life is what you make of it. The good news is that there are many ways to improve your life. You don’t have to wait for your life to get better — it can get better right now. A great way to start improving your life and turning things around is to tap into what you need to do in order to achieve that. You probably have goals you want to work towards, such as pursuing a diet plan, being healthier, building your self confidence, and more.
I never had a lot of self worth and living life has been frustrating to me sometimes. I always felt like if I could just motivate myself (and to do more than just open the fridge and take a midnight snack), I could really get something accomplished – like being happy instead of miserable. One day I woke up and realized that if I kept waiting for somebody else to change my life, I was going to be waiting forever.
I looked at my life the way it was and the way I wanted it to be. I could see that what I was doing just wasn’t working. I had to try something different. One thing I vowed to work on was feeling self worthy. My self confidence had always been low, and I realized this was linked to why my life was such a hot mess! I started researching my health. I even cut out soy milk when I found out that it can cause breast cancer — even in men! That was a truly eye opening experience especially as I was toying with the idea of veganism.
I defined my goals and started doing things that would help me work toward them. For weight loss, I based my daily plan around healthy foods and stocked my fridge with healthy foods so I wouldn’t be tempted. I started walking around the block, then for miles. For the first time in my life I was able to motivate myself to improve my life for the better. At some point I realized that this was the point: life is what you make it.
You can make it good or you can let it be bad. It’s truly up to us. The good life can be achievable and sweeter than you ever thought… but only if you’re willing to go for it. I hope that you find your purpose like I did and you see how truly amazing life can be.
The Art of Living Well…
Are you living your dream life? Your dream life is a very personal thing. It means that those things you have always dreamed about are coming true in your life. It doesn’t always have to mean the fancy cars, the nicest house, or all the material things that a lot of people will associate with a dream life. It’s about living the life that is right for you.
A lot of people allow external circumstances or people to define who they are, what they should be doing, or how they should be doing it. I believe that living your dream life starts on the inside with truly knowing what is important to you.
Each of us is given 24 hours is a day. That’s it. No more, no less. What we do with that time is up to us. And once that day is gone, it’s gone forever. So that means that in order to live your dream life, you really need to appreciate and value what you have and what you do in the allotted time we’re all given. It is up to you — and only you! — to make the most of it!
What if you won a grand prize and had a choice of 1) a new car 2) the cash in hand or 3) an all expense paid trip of your choice for you and your family. Which would you take? To me, the answer would easily be the trip because of the experience and I know that the memories would last so much longer than a shiny new car or the cash in hand.
Living your dream life can, and should, be about the experiences you want to have in your life. When you start to define your dream life with what you’d like to experience, it makes it so much fun to obtain. One of the fastest ways to creating your dream life is by doing the things that you love, the things that bring you joy.
I remember when I was 18 writing down a list of 100 things I wanted to do in my lifetime. I’ve long since lost that list but I always recall when something comes true that was on that list. And many of those things have come true. Perhaps doing that exercise at that age was like writing the map for my life. Of course, the path hasn’t been straight, but then when is it ever?
How can you create the life you truly desire?
You deserve to have all that you desire in life. The key is learning to become a master at making it happen. This is why investing in yourself and in your personal growth is so valuable. So I ask you, what do you need to change in your life to start living your dream life? And what are you waiting for?
We are all living in this world. But do we all live well — or do we just exist? Living well has little to do with material things. Of course, we all need the basics of life, such as food and shelter — and that’s about it. Material things can only make us “think” we live well, but, in fact, we may not be living well.
So, what is living well? Or, more precisely, what is the art of living well?
Living well is experiencing a sense of satisfaction, and embracing a feeling of appreciation and thankfulness for that innate satisfaction. This appreciative mindset is akin to what is being felt by an artist who has just completed his masterpiece, and who is now looking at it with self-elation, and liking what he sees.
In real living, where does that satisfaction come from?
The satisfaction comes from self-attitude. If you think about it, life is all about you — what happens to you, and what you “think” what other people think about what happens to you. It is all about YOU! Accordingly, to live well, you must have positive self-attitude or self-concept.
However, ironically, focusing too much on self may not be conducive to living well. Why not? In Buddhism, enlightenment and nirvana (a sublime state of being) may come only after one has negated self or has become “no-self.” Christianity also focuses on selflessness or “humility” — which is essentially shrinking of self-importance, or the diminishing of self — as a prerequisite for spirituality; without humility, no one can come before God.