5 Tips to Making Your Life Better
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, but per usual, I’ve been a busy lady. In this post, I’m going to deviate from the normal topics I write about. My life has gotten exponentially better over the past few months for a number of reasons, and why not share that with the people I care about? Making your life better should be a number 1 priority.
Last year, I created a series of digital words that I live by, which have been a guiding force in my life over the past few months. Have a mantra (or a few) and live by them. You’re the only person who can determine what those are. So, without further ado, here are a couple of ways to making your life better:
Making Your Life Better
1. Stop stressing the small shit. Seriously.
I know, this is a cliche and overused phrase. But honestly, I was concerned about all the small, minute, who’s gives a flying fudge details for such a long time. There will always be things that are out of your control – get the heck over it. Do what you have to do, take responsibility for the things that are in your control, and stop worrying about everyone else’s responsibilities. Life is stressful enough with having to worry about work, school, maintaining relationships, personal issues – why add to that by taking other concerns on that aren’t necessarily yours to worry about?
2. Have a hobby that you do every week.
Sounds silly, but life should not just be work and hanging out with friends (though these are important as well). Everyone, even the most extroverted person, needs something that they can do for themselves every week that makes them feel good. Personally, I’ve taken up yoga, which has not only helped my stress issues, but it makes me feel like I’m giving a gift to myself every week. It’s something I do for myself, by myself. It’s important to have something that makes you happy to do on your own.
3. If you don’t like something in your life, change it already!
I’m sorry, but I have a hard time feeling bad for people who constantly complain about hating their job, or wanting to lose weight, or what have you. If you don’t like something about your life, take the damn steps to do something about it. I didn’t like the way I was eating – I drastically changed the way I eat and have stuck with it. I feel healthier, look better, and overall, am happy with it. I know that sometimes this is easier said than done, but at least take the time to decide what you want then take baby steps to move in that direction. If you spent half the time doing that instead of complaining about what you don’t like, I bet you’d be a lot happier by now.
4. Reevaluate the people in your life.
I have always been a social butterfly – I get my energy from being with people. But sometimes, I surround myself with people that have not been good for me. I would rather have a couple of really close friends who motivate me to be a better person than a lot of acquaintances who don’t care about maintaining a meaningful friendship. Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s awesome to have a lot of people in your network that you communicate with, and of course, I’m always going to have people in my life who are just acquaintances. Just weed out the people who directly surround you who aren’t going to encourage you to do positive things in your life.
5. Get “OK” with yourself.
If you take away anything from this blog post, please let it be this. Seriously. You have to live with yourself every single day – if you’re not ok with that person, then obviously, you’re not going to be a very happy camper. Be the person you want to be – not the person you think everyone else wants you to be. Here’s the other thing to think about: if you aren’t ok with yourself, you’re never going to be able to maintain a serious (romantic) relationship with someone else. Of course, this person can help you grow, but at the end of the day, you need to look in the theoretical and physical mirror and be ok with that person. Keep moving forward – keep improving yourself.
Alright, so I’ll admit it, these might be cliche, but you know what? It works. It has worked for me and I’m not looking back.
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