Nearly all of us are striving to reach our goals-something which we feel will bring us ultimate happiness. For some, it is the job promotion they have been working towards their entire career. Alternatively, others feel they will find complete happiness when they are with the person they love. The problem here though is that as humans, we are fickle by nature. When we get one thing, we want another one. While this does sound self-derogatory, it is the truth. As humans, finding happiness is the ultimate goal, but we don’t really know how to reach the goal.
When we talk about creating an amazing life, the first thing to do is to focus on the word create and realize the word ‘have’ hasn’t been used. Why is that? This is because, to have an amazing life, you must create it yourself which basically means that the change must come not from the material possessions around you or from the people around you. Instead, it must come from you. Here are some steps which can help you reach your goal of leading an amazing life.
Having the correct perspective
More often than not, our thoughts and perceptions are negative. We tell ourselves we cannot do something, that we don’t have the capability for it or simply don’t deserve to be in that position. Sometimes, we do the opposite. We think of ourselves as being above certain practices and thus eliminate them from our lives.
The problem here is our perspective. While the examples mentioned above of all the things which an individual wants and strives for are real, and definitely bring true happiness, it is important to remember the fact that, if we aren’t content with what we have, we will never be happy. By this, we don’t mean that someone going through a rough patch in their life should not feel down however, we mean that instead of striving for the material, try and work towards enhancing your spiritual understanding which then helps you gain personal satisfaction.
Changing your perspective isn’t as easy as it sounds but the first step is understanding where you are going wrong. Once you identify that, you are moving towards the right path already.
Believe that you are meant for big things
Most of us are stuck in lives which we feel could be better. What we don’t understand is that we are the reason for being stuck in such a life and we are the ones who can pull ourselves out of unfulfilling lives.
Telling ourselves from a young age that we are meant to do great things can go a long way in reaching our goals. Dreaming big never hurt anyone and if one thing doesn’t work out, there are so many other possibilities that are available. Sometimes, we believe that we are average or even below-average thus bringing ourselves down but, while we may be average for the most part, there are times when are extraordinary and if we can hold onto those things, ensuring that you live your life by those standards becomes possible thus making your life as amazing as you want it to be.
Don’t compare yourselves to others
This is a fatal flaw which many of us have. If it isn’t someone’s material possession, we compare their personal relationships to ours and feel as if we have failed at life while the other has succeeded, thus making their life an amazing one.
It is easy to look at someone else’s life and tell yourself that they have an amazing life while you don’t. The reason why this can prove to be so dangerous is because, you never actually know what it is going on in someone else’s life, even when you think you are close to the person. People struggle with issues silently, the same way you struggle with your issues. The best thing to do is to ignore others and focus solely on moving towards the things which make you happy.
Making certain lifestyle changes
While this may not sound like a technique which can help you in creating an amazing life for yourself, it is one which plays a huge role.
While dealing with the mental side of leading an amazing life is essential and has been spoken about above, it is important to discuss the physical side of things. It is true that a person who has happy thoughts or believes that good things will happen to them can translate such beliefs into reality, ignoring your physical health altogether isn’t really an option.
To begin with, let us discuss a person’s eating habits. If you eat junk food all the time or it is a major part of your diet, you are already slowing down your body significantly thus preventing yourself from living your best life. Currently, it has become so easy to find out what food suits you and what type of food doesn’t. Along with this, finding and making healthy food has also become simple with numerous suppliers and recipes available to everyone.
Another aspect of your life which you must focus on is exercise. Your energy levels need to be elevated throughout the day as working on low energy levels can significantly impair your productivity. This can prove to be a vicious cycle as low productivity leads to low self-esteem and thus prevents you from creating an amazing life for yourself.
Last but not the least, focus on your sleep. We often joke about the decreased amount of sleep we are getting, with hours wasted on social media or on other useless activities but the fact is that insufficient amount of sleep affects you mentally and physically, leading to greater chance of disease and disability later in life which again prevents you from leading an amazing life.
While creating an amazing life isn’t exactly as easy as it sounds theoretically, and there are often techniques which are personal to each individual, following the above-mentioned steps can at least help you get started towards leading the life you have always dreamt of.