There’s a difference between living your life and living your best life. In a world that’s full of negative influences and depressing realities, it can be hard to break through and live the inspiring life you want, but it’s the only way to truly live.
Inspiring tips to Living a Life Fulfilled
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
If you’re not careful, you can find yourself going through the emotions of life. Wake up, go to work, go home, go to sleep, and do it all again for the rest of your life. If you find yourself caught in this routine cycle, longing for more out of your life, read on for eight inspiring life tips.
1. Start with Gratitude
Believe it or not, your attitude and perspective on life will change immediately when you realize how much you really have. Too often, we take our lives for granted and never really know how good we have it.
Today, make it a point to be grateful for your family, friends, and loved ones in your life. Be sure to let them know how inspiring they are and that you’re glad that they are in your life. Similarly, make a note of how fortunate you are to simply be alive and able to think.
2. Don’t Let People Take Your Energy
While you may not realize it, the people you keep around you can change your energy for the better or the worse. People that are constantly negative can bring you down more than you realize.
If you find that you are constantly brought down or depressed by the problems and judgments of others, it may be time to cut them out of your life. Remember, your energy is important and you need to protect your wellbeing at all costs.
3. Always Forgive, Even if it Hurts
There is truth to the statement that when you hold on to the hurt from the past, you’re only hurting yourself. While you don’t need to welcome back the people who have hurt you, you can let go of the pain.
Be the one who forgives and choose to say that what happened in the past has no hold over you today. Instead of dwelling anymore on the hurt and the pain, choose to spend your time and emotions inspiring and loving the ones that love you and want the best for you.
4. Be Picky When Choosing Friends and Lovers
It’s easy to have great relationships when everything is going well. However, when times get difficult, you may find that those great relationships can’t take the heat. As you choose your friends and lovers, make sure you have a solid connection with them.
5. Always Love Yourself First
“One day, I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body.”—Gabourey Sidibe
Living your life to the fullest also means loving yourself as hard as you can. Just like you love all the people in your life despite their faults, you need to love yourself. Whether you are full of self-confidence or you find yourself struggling to get through each day, make a regular habit of encouraging and believing in yourself. You’ll realize that with a little bit of self-love, you can begin inspiring yourself to live fuller.
6. Focus on Building Your Future
Don’t let the routine of the day-to-day rob you of your inspiring goals or dreams. Remember that each day can either bring you closer to what you want or hold you back. If you aren’t headed where you’d like to be, take the time now to change directions and focus on building the future you want.
7. Enjoy Life’s Little Treasures
Just like finding gratitude in your life and loved ones, be sure to enjoy the little things in life. The way the ocean looks, how beautiful the sunset is– taking time to pay attention to what is so often overlooked will help bring happiness back to your life.
8. Schedule in Fun
Don’t let life rob you of having fun. While we all have to get our work done, you can only get so much work in before you get burnt out. Be sure to fill your days with fun activities so you have something to look forward to as you work, as well as fond memories to enjoy at a later time.
The Time is Now
We only get one life. This is why it is so important to do everything in your power to build the one that you want to live. There’s always time to reinvent yourself and to rebuild, so if you aren’t where you’d like to be, now is the time to change.