Have you ever wondered what it means to you to be able to live the best version of yourself? Definition of “living the dream” vary depending on a person’s goals, expectations, and habits they have formed, and practices they are willing to let go of to lead a more fulfilling life. There is no manual or formula out there which can guide a person to live the best version of themselves. It’s all based on choices. This article explores five time-tested vital ingredients that have helped people lead a fulfilling life.
Finding Gratitude in the Daily Chaos of Life
Did you know that happiness can be achieved free of being attached to an object, an outcome, or a person? The choice is yours to set yourself free. It’s hard to do when life keeps throwing new challenges your way, every day. It’s easy to dwell in anger, frustration, jealousy, and disappointment. After all, your self is the only facet that you can control in this entire universe.
Take a step back, breathe, and start going through your inventory of blessings. No matter how small it is, if it’s keeping you afloat, be grateful for it with all you got. It doesn’t always have to be a positive aspect. The negative aspects of life are what helps an individual continually improve, innovate, and grow. Appreciate your negative experiences and know that they are crafting you to become a better version of yourself. Keep enjoying the journey, despite the outcome.
Strengthen Your Body
The mind and the body are in sync with each other. It’s not practical to be Polly Positive when your body is draining the life out of you. Make it a daily ritual to workout so that your heart is pounding fast for at least 10 minutes. Your cardiovascular health will thank you later. Take in whole grains and the nutrients you need for energy and clear thinking, cut out the addictions.
How does one define addiction? It’s a habit manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. It is possible to get over addictions, but you have to make that choice to pick your health and well-being over a habit that you’ve developed over time. Instead, develop a habit that will make your body healthy, like a quick run in the morning, or a yoga session at daybreak. It’s a promise that will lead to a better you.
Compete with Your Past Versions Instead of Comparing With Others
Stay in your lane and work on your personal development. Appreciate the progress you are making instead of comparing yourself with someone who has already achieved what you desire. We are all different, and so are our bodies, lifestyles, intellect, and the journeys we have embarked upon.
Still Your Mind and Live in the Moment
Let go of the past and do not get stuck in a future that has not yet happened. It will be a crucial practice that will help you stay focused on the now. After all, “yesterday is history,” and your future success and well-being are being constructed in the now. Take the time to stop and smell the roses. Life is fickle, and you don’t want to regret losing out on things you could have done when you had the opportunity.
Remember to make time for nothing and be still. The reason meditation is such a powerful practice is because during those moments of awareness and space is when some of our most powerful insights come through.
Master the Art of Forgiveness
Blaming oneself or others is a way of staying stuck in unhappiness and pessimism. Instead, finding means of forgiving whatever wrong that you feel has happened to you is a crucial practice that leads to happiness. Forgive yourself and everyone in your past for all perceived injustices, and release them with love.
Always know this to be accurate; do your best, and the best will follow.