Do you feel that you are not making the most of life? Do you feel you are missing out on a fulfilling social life, loving relationships, exciting adventures or thrilling experiences? Do you want to make a change? Are you ready to live life to the fullest?
Here is a list of 28 tips I use to try and live my best life, They work well for me and have helped me build and live a life that I truly love. Try them for yourself and watch your life change for the better.
1/ Be positive. Being positive is not just a pleasant way to live, it’s the only way to live. It brings optimism into your life and makes it easier to avoid the worry and stress of negative thinking. Benefits include better psychological and physical well-being, longevity and happiness.
2/ Live every day as the first day of the rest of your life. Don’t be concerned with what happened yesterday, last week or last year. Today is a brand new start.
3/ Stop worrying about the future. Worrying will not change the future, but it will stop you from living your life to the fullest now. When you constantly worry about the future, you are not able to live in and enjoy the present moment.
4/ Stop putting areas of your life on hold. Do you want to travel, write a book or join the circus? Make it happen! Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.
5/ Live in the moment. Don’t watch as life passes by you. Jump in and get involved in all that is happening around you. Life is to be experienced.
6/ Learn from criticism. Learning how to deal with criticism in a positive and productive way is vital for personal growth.
7/ Don’t be afraid of failure. If you want to be afraid of something, be afraid of not having tried. The only way to avoid failure is not to try. But then you’ll miss out on the incredible experiences life has to offer.
8/ Let go of your past. Don’t let whatever happened in your past influence your present life.
9/ Be empathetic. Empathy helps us identify what we consider to be acceptable behavior and guides our moral compass. It also promotes abilities that help us handle stress.
10/ Face your fears. We all have fears that drive or impact our behaviors and stop us from living our lives to the fullest, but the benefits of facing your fears are immense. After facing a few of your fears you’ll soon build the courage to face more. And most importantly, you’ll expand your comfort zone and enjoy new and exciting experiences you never thought possible.
11/ Practice an attitude of gratitude. Practicing gratitude can be life-changing and has the potential to actually change your perspective on life. Express gratitude and appreciation in all areas of your life, for both the big and small things. By doing so, you’ll be able to replace discontent with contentment. Feeling gratitude can make you healthier, strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and increase emotional resilience.
12/ Learn to forgive others. Studies have found that the act of forgiveness can make you physically and mentally healthier. It can reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and stress. Leaving you to enjoy and live life to the fullest.
13/ Create your bucket list and then start doing them.
14/ Be true to yourself. Stop trying to be someone else.
15/ Stop complaining about problems. Instead of complaining, start working on overcoming them.
16/ Don’t wait for an opportunity to come knocking on your door. Get out there and start creating your own opportunities.
17/ Live a simpler life. Life can certainly be complicated, but sometimes we make it more complicated than it needs to be. Simplifying our lives can reduce stress, free up valuable time and help us to feel more in control of our destiny.
18/ Declutter your home. Decluttering your living space can free your mind, lower stress, and reduce anxiety. This can leave you more in control of your life and more able to accomplish your life goals.
19/ Be kind. Kindness has a remarkable ability to transform our surroundings and our lives. Practicing kindness helps create a better life full of love, hope, and happiness.
20/ Create your life handbook. A life handbook is your guidebook on how to live your best life. It should consist of your life purpose, your life goals and a plan on how to achieve these goals.
21/ Write down your goals. They might be simple goals you want to achieve today or this week. Or longer term 1, 3 or 5-year goals.
22/ Create an action plan on how you are going to achieve these goals. Then take action.
23/ Regularly review your life progress. Assess your progress every week, month or year so that you know you’re making headway to achieving your goals.
24/ Do only the things you love doing. Life is short. If possible, don’t do things you don’t like doing. Spend time only on what makes you happy and fulfilled.
25/ Don’t settle. Don’t settle for a job you hate. Don’t settle for friends that put you down. Don’t settle for a partner you don’t love. Go get what you want from life.
26/ Sever toxic relationships. This can include people who take advantage of you, people who don’t respect you and overly critical or negative people.
27/ Seek out positive like-minded people. Mix with people who encourage you, respect you and make you happy.
28/ Learn how to stop procrastinating. Procrastination will only waste your time and stop you from achieving your goals.
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