A wise person once said that in order to live a creative life, you have to lose the fear of being wrong. The same could be said about living a beautiful life. For each person living a beautiful life, it’s important to note that it’ll look unique differently. No person is the same. However, you know the things that will make you happy. You also know the things that will make you feel miserable and stuck.
In life, there is a balance. There is a desire to make others happy, but it can’t come at the expense of your own happiness and self-acceptance. In order to live a beautiful life, you’ll have to make some tough choices that involve putting yourself first. If you say yes to one person, you’re probably saying no to yourself in another way. This doesn’t mean that you can’t say yes to others. This just means that you need to be aware of the opportunity cost.
In moving forward to create a beautiful life, there are a few things you should consider. Start today with the following tips.
1. Indulge in the things you love.
Whether you love field hockey or the idea of spending time traveling abroad, make room for the things that you love. The reason why this is so important is that so many people live their lives chasing money, fame and notoriety. Too often, people live lives for the approval of others. They don’t really make decisions based on authentic desires. They make decisions based on their ego and how they want to be perceived in life. This doesn’t help you to be true to yourself. Discover what you want. As long as those desires are legal, take time to enjoy the things that make you happy.
2. Express gratitude.
There’s something to be said about someone who is constantly in a state of gratitude. It’s not something that’s easy to cultivate if you’re a pessimist. However, it’s not impossible to turn the tide. Start by keeping a gratitude journal. Every day, write down three things that you’re so grateful for. When you find yourself in a situation that is frustrating, do your best to find the silver lining of it all. When you practice a spirit of gratitude, you open up your heart to be able to receive more.
3. Be positive.
Life will offer its fair share of ups and downs. It’s easy to be positive when everything is going well. It’s very difficult to be positive when all you can see is trouble. However, understand that the tough times won’t last. Your spirit will. The best way to get through the challenging times in your life is to remember to be positive. Always focus on the good. It’s not that you shouldn’t notice or recognize the bad. However, it’s important to create a plan, take a deep breath and be positive through it all. A beautiful life has its challenging moments.
4. Notice your patterns.
Notice your patterns. If you tend to find yourself in a specific predicament on a regular basis, take note of what you’re doing that gets you in that position. It might be that you need to change the circle of people you’re around. It could be that you need to learn the art of discipline. Perhaps you need to learn to talk less and listen more. Notice the things that are getting you into trouble and work towards changing yourself for the better.
5. Serve others.
Remember that you’re not an island. You live in a world with other people and should honor that. A wise woman once said that service is the rent we pay for living. Find different ways to serve those in your community. It will deepen your heart’s ability to give and receive love from others. A person who is living a beautiful life tends to possess a beautiful heart.
6. Discover and pursue your dreams.
Many people walk around aimlessly because they don’t really have any dreams. Realized dreams play a role in a beautiful life. Once you discover what your dreams are, pursue them. If you desire to travel the world, create a plan to save money and make that happen. If you’d like to become a multi-millionaire, study other multi-millionaires and implement the strategies you learn. It’s one thing to know what your dream is. It’s another thing to actually pursue the dream and implement the steps to get there. Don’t become stagnant if you experience disappointments. They’re a part of life. Even though you might hit a few bumps in the road, never give up on your dreams. It’s a part of what makes your life feel worthwhile.