“Love the life you live, live the life you love” – Bob Marley
Loving the life you live does not happen as soon as you decide that you want to love the life you live. It’s a process. A lot of us are waiting for something big to happen that could change our lives so that we can say we are truly happy. You might even think that only if you could have a better job, an incredible life partner, kids who listen to what you say, these things would describe that you are now truly living the life that’s very happy and worth living.
But being happy doesn’t mean that it’s based on some event, or how other people see or do for you. Happiness is an emotion that should come from within you itself. The quickest way to live a life you love is through the learning of loving the life you live. To achieve or succeed in any great endeavor, it must start from you first.
Here are eight simple ways to love the life you live.
If you want to make a change from where you are and what you want to be, you must become aware of the choices that you make each day which take you away from the desired goals. There’s no way you can change a direction if you are not aware that you’re not headed in the direction you want to go. To love the life you have, you must work for more. In the process of growing as a person, you should not just focus on success in one area. The more you grow as an individual, the more you will find yourself growing in life.
The benefits of practicing gratitude are endless. When you thank and be grateful for what you have in your life, you have more positive emotions, you tend to feel more alive, you also have more compassion and kindness than those who don’t. If you want to love the life you live, then ask yourself daily what things you are grateful for. Gratitude doesn’t have to be only saved for momentous occasions. When you thank people, you will receive a thousand times more than what you’ve asked for.
When you live your life in a balanced way, you feel calm and grounded. To have balance in your life means that you have control over several elements in your life and you do not feel your heart or mind being pulled hard in any direction or being forced to choose between options.
It’s important to have internal as well as external balance. Some people focus on external things, like work, relationships and pay very little attention to what is going on inside their heart and mind and vice versa. Make sure that both these elements are balanced. If you take either of the sides to an extreme level, then something that’s intended to be positive can end up being detrimental.
Accomplish Your Goals
If you want to love the life you live then you must accomplish the goals, that you’ve set for yourself. It’s also important that you have a resilient spirit. Once you’ve done the work to identify your goals and the specific steps you can take to achieve them, there are several things that you can do to increase the chances you have to achieve your goals.
One of them is keeping your goals on one hand. Think of the goals in your mind, while you make decisions in your life.
Have Positive Friendships
There are so many benefits to having positive friends. A positive friend is going to uplift your spirit and be there for you when things go south. They will always be there to support you when they know you need them. They’re the ones who will rally behind you, offer a smile and hug, and leave you feeling better about yourself. They are the real ones in your life. You should spend more time with friends who encourage you and less time with negative friends who are more focused on bringing you down, be it directly or indirectly.
If you want to figure out if the friend you have is giving your life a positive influence, then study his overall character. You can even make out that by the way, you feel when you’re with them. Remember to trust your gut feeling as this will The is going to give you the insight that you need.
Become Your Own Authority
Trying to live the life you live might not be an easy task, but pursuing your dreams can be more difficult than you have ever imagined. You need to be in charge of yourself and your own emotions. This is not telling you how and when exactly are you going to be there. The ability to take authority of oneself is one of the most successful and winning traits in an individual.
Learn Something New Every Day
Most of us have an area of knowledge that we strive to know very well. These may be things related to your hobbies or job. You must know what’s going on in the world. There are lots of ways where you can make learning an important tool in your daily life. When you take time to learn something new every day, you will begin to feel intelligent and empowered because you know things that you never knew before.
Don’t limit yourself and your potential to dream and make things work your way. If you work hard enough for it, you will lead the life you have always wanted. You should also be aware of your potential and know what you can do. If you cannot do something, that is completely okay, but you mustn’t lose sight of what you have always wanted.
Focusing on these eight components will make a difference in how you will enjoy and live your days. When you slow down your process you will begin to notice that what God already has in store for you and instead of focusing on the life you want or wish for, love the life you already have.