We are all guilty of neglecting ourselves from time to time. We have a tendency to put others first or to say yes when we really mean no. As adults we have responsibilities and bills to pay and we go through our daily routines in a bit of a mind fog. There is all this technology helping us to connect with each other from anywhere in the world, but it can also be very lonely and isolating. There are apps and guides for us to track our steps and recharge our mind but there is always the feeling that something is missing, especially if you are not seeing any changes.
There are experts from all fields advising you how to create your best life. The truth is you have all the answers within yourself and it is what works best for you. Remember you are unique and there is only one of you on this planet, so you know how to create your best life, it is just a case of tapping into that knowledge and power.
What is this magical knowledge and power for us to live our best lives? Is there a secret that we all need to find? Life doesn’t need to be hard. We all know what makes us tick and what makes us happy, we just seem to have forgotten it!
So how do we remember? It is the little things that we have forgotten to do which in turn leads us to a happy life.
It is remembering what floats our boat, what hobbies and passions we have and dedicating a little bit of time to those things that make us feel alive. It could be cooking, painting, walking the dog, writing short stories. Anything that ignites that spark into your life. Once you have a spring back in your step then life will follow your lead and you will have more opportunities coming your way. Is it really that easy I hear you cry ! Yes it is. If you can find time to do more of the things you love then your life will keep getting better and better.
Stop the worrying.
There is a tendency to make life harder than it actually is. Worry is not a good thing! It can keep us awake at night. It can spread an overcast on our enjoyment. It can be a constant niggle at the back of our mind. Our mind is a powerful tool but it can also be detrimental to our own well being. We store worries about money, relationships, work, health the list can be endless. What would your life be like if you didn’t have any worries? Would you feel happy? Relieved? Maybe you like to worry and would worry if you had nothing to worry about ! Whatever the reason for your worry it is time to give it the heave ho. The worries that we have hardly come into our lives. If you worry about how you are going to pay the bills each month then change that worry to knowing that everything always works out. Think about the previous times when you had the same worry and then everything did work out. Everything will be ok and everything always works out.
Looking after yourself isn’t selfish.
To help others you need to be the best version of you, and that means looking after yourself and knowing what is best for you. It is ok to say no to demands that other people may request of you. You do have to put yourself first, this may be all new to you and may seem uncomfortable at first but once you get into the habit it becomes a lot easier. It doesn’t make you a bad person and you don’t have to justify your reasons. Once you start doing this you help others because you inspire others to look after themselves.
What is it you want.
Have a think about what you want out of your life. Make a list. Then think about what you can do to get those things.
If you want a new career, have a look at what qualifications you need. Sign up for a course.
If you set goals you are more likely to achieve them and keep motivated. Just feeling satisfied that you have taken action is a great motivation to continue in the right direction.
How to create your best life is by having an attitude of gratitude.
It might be that your life isn’t going the way you would like it at the moment or you haven’t achieved all that you want to achieve. You may not like your job and you have always wanted to follow another career. Whatever your situation if you face it with gratitude then you will start to feel happier. For instance there will be some part of your job that pleases you, like free car parking, or your own computer, or your work colleagues, or your salary. If you focus on what you like about your job, there will be more things to like and other opportunities. It is the same for your body. If you have body hang ups then start to be grateful for the body you have. Focus on what you do like about your body, be your own best friend. Once you change the script that you say about yourself then your body will respond positively.
Keeping a gratitude journal is a helpful and simple way to express gratitude and a reminder of all the things in your life that you are grateful for. If you would like your own guide to a gratitude journal or more information CLICK HERE.
In a nutshell.
You can create your best life by remembering the small things that make you happy, following your passion and hobbies.
Looking after yourself and doing what is right for you. Being your own best friend.
Stop the worrying. Remember things have a habit of working out and being ok.
Be grateful whatever your circumstances. Gratitude is an amplifier to create your best life and attract more experiences to be grateful for.
Remember you are unique and no one else has your thoughts or dreams like you. You can choose to be happy or sad, you have the knowledge and the power within yourself.
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Much Gratitude to you