Life is a summation of how we spend our days. It is the journey itself, and not necessarily the destination that life is all about. Enjoying your life is a task that you have to take upon yourself, but often, many folks have a misalignment on what it takes to actually enjoy life.
If you are to ask a random selection of people what their definition of “enjoying life” is all about, you will get answers such as; going on a ship cruise, candlelit dinners, beaches, and other peak-enjoyment activities.
A simple Google search on “how to enjoy life” will bring about almost similar results as those mentioned above, and this puts it into context people’s expectations on what it really takes to enjoy life, and the reality of things.
In all honesty, enjoying life isn’t an ambiguous task, and it is undoubtedly not herculean either. Persons often see it as an enigma, and quite frankly as something that can only be enjoyed by a set of persons under certain circumstances, but such crude judgment is usually flawed in every sense.
One doesn’t need the most significant things to enjoy life, but with just the smallest can set you on the part of happiness and enjoyment.
See it this way; you spend the bulk part of your life engaged in one small task or the other like doing the dishes, laundry, office work and so on. These small maintenance activities often look unremarkable and unenjoyable, but the reality is that you spend most of your time engaged in them, so it, therefore, means that if you are to enjoy life in its fullest, it doesn’t have to be in one dream vacation getaway but in the little things that we do on a daily basis.
You already know what it takes to enjoy those moments, look back at those times you prepared yourself a good home cooked meal, and the sense of satisfaction and pride that comes with, that’s where the pleasure lies, and in all honesty, that sense of enjoyment is freely available in most things.
Here is the hack on how to derive enjoyment out of every moment, it all relies on your intention. As long as the intention is present, you will find pleasure and enjoyment out of the dullest of the task. A simple intention to derive enjoyment in a task set before you irrespective of how dull or exciting it seems is more than enough to project enjoyable qualities.
You might ask yourself in what way can I enjoy cleaning the attic or standing in line at the DMV. But the truth is there is so much to enjoy, after all, enjoyment is from the inside out, so even if it is mild, as long as the intention is there, you will surely enjoy yourself in every setting
Life is the summation of the small moments we spend, to enjoy it, you have to look from within, and have that intention to find pleasure in all moments whether big and small.
Life should be free from limitations that can hinder your potential to succeed!
Creating limits can cause barriers that will influence your levels of success in your personal life and at work. Assume your life is on a freeway, you cannot stay in one spot, and you must keep moving forward.
This might go against all you have ever known while growing up but the truth is, human lives are not governed by any defined limits. This means you can become an over achiever and at this height of success, there will still be numerous avenues for growth yet to be explored.
The scientists have told us that we will only use a small fraction of our brains capacities all through our lives, this might be true but I am sure that with the breakthroughs and innovations we are currently witnessing in the world, a lot of brain power is being exerted towards achieving the unthinkable.
These remarkable achievements and unbelievable breakthrough happen because the people behind them did not entertain the thoughts of any limitation to what they could achieve, they were dedicated enough to work very hard to achieve their goals.
These words- hard work and dedication have frequently been used by people who have gone on to achieve great things worthy of global commendation. This simply means that success is right within your grasp if only you can apply the principles behind these words.
There is no time limit to dictate when you will eventually achieve your goals, but what is certain is that with hard work and dedication, you will surely make it in every way. The following 5 methods of finding success have been scientifically proven to work if they are carried out the right way. Grab a pen and take important notes because you are about to read some life changing tips that will make you a better and happier person.
1. You still got limits?
There are many examples to show that human beings have refused to acknowledge that they should consider limitations in anything they do. We see many instances where people are constantly pushing themselves beyond the expected limits to achieve greater things. If you have ever watched the Paralympics you will know that limitation only exist in our minds, when you see what physically disabled people are able to achieve just by sheer hard work and belief in their abilities.
You create boundaries when you set limitations in your life, a mental reminder will not fail to alert you that it is time to quit when you attain the point of limit that has been pre-acknowledged. The sad part is that you could have continued effortlessly if you had not set any limits.
2. Get out of your comfort zone
This is a commonly used phrase and I am happy it is that popular because many people don’t even realize what their comfort zone is and how it has limited them in many ways.
Your comfort zone is allowing yourself to perform just within the limits you are comfortable with, an extent that requires no extra sacrifice from you. Comfort zones are limiting zones, no one who operates within their comfort zone ever achieves anything meaningful because greater achievements in the same field will be revealed by people who worked harder.
Set new limits, if you initially swam 3 laps, try swimming 5 the next time. Not only will you realize you were able to do this but you will find out it will become an easy achievement with constant practice. Then you can set new limits to push yourself further.
Some easy tips to step out of your comfort zone include, set goals to learn something new about your career or interests every day.
3. Get Laser-Focused!
The intensity of your focus on achieving your goals will ultimately determine how well you will succeed. A disciplined and focused mind will not be distracted from chasing a goal; distraction can lead to waste of time and an unfortunate case of derailing from the path of achieving your goals.
What you can do about this is to start now. It is wonderful to know that consistent practice can help you develop a focused mind. Do you have a goal? Start by focusing your mind on doing something that will bring you closer to achieving this goal every day.
4. It’s about adopting a health and productive routine
There are many productive and healthy activities you can adopt that will complement the effort your mind and body will exert while you focus on achieving your goals.
Good sleep will aid your mind, and keep you healthy. Health challenges can be a big distraction from you goals so you have to stay healthy. A balanced diet will also supply the necessary nutrients your body and brain needs to function properly.
To achieve anything that is worthy of an accolade, you need a sound and alert mind, this means staying away from drugs and alcohol. Never compromise good sleep and a healthy diet also takes time to play.
5. Schedule time for yourself!
Remember that you are human; you might not have all the answers every time. It is a good idea to take a break when it feels like you are not in the mood to push your mind. At this state, you might just become frustrated so take a break. Do something else for fun, go out with friends. You will find out that your mind will be refreshed and ready to be pushed when you return back to your work.
This necessary distraction helps if you can do it in a controlled way.
Nothing really worthwhile comes easy. There is always a level of sacrifice you have to pay to enjoy remarkable rewards. The secret is to believe in your dreams, never accommodate the thought of failure. You will never fail when you have the right information so seek the right information, always be learning new things.
Hard work and focus will get you right to the door of success; even then you will still need to overcome any limitations to go through the door of success.
LIVE NOW! Self-betterment is not the path that should be taken in finding out our authenticity, but a dive into the heart of now. It happens to be that new choices can only be made in the present moment. All we need is the moment, for it is only in the present moment that we can acquire responsibilities for our emotional history and experience of life. Taking emotional responsibilities can be done by being present in the moment and help in dodging the dangers of blame and denial.
ELIMINATE FALSE BELIEFS! False beliefs keep us stuck in life-constricting situations and prevent us from playing that great role in a production of our own. To get free from such subtle beliefs, we need to locate them and realize that, they are mere lies, although they have controlled our reactions for a long while. Reality and truth cannot be withstood by beliefs born of fear.
HEART x SOUL! The direct bridge to the Divine is our soul, and it is expressed in the heart. The abiding way to the heart of a genuine mystery is our soul. It is through the heart our soul communicates with all of the creation, and this expression is seen as love. The love in our soul that flows directly from the heart—not romantic love—is what allows us to gain the greatest form of human possibility by authentical living.
PATIENCE! A flash of illumination isn’t how self-awareness generally comes; instead, patience is required, for it does not speed that matters but the assimilation of wisdom. The road to self-awareness is not smooth and straight forward; it is a fluid progression of levels that carries an individual forward at a pace that is most exciting to them. What we must do is to individually experience the lessons for progress to take place, instead of understanding each stage individually.
TALK TRUTH!! The heart is the origin of honest communication, where the tree of infinite wisdom grows. Learning to openly show who we are and how we feel, regardless of the audience, in particular, is key. If we vibrantly express ourselves, the value of our own authenticity will be discovered. Entailed with the fearless articulation of the spirit is this authentic self-expression of the divine at our core.
STOP FIXING WHAT IS NOT BROKEN! Accepting ourselves, along with everything and everyone in the Magical Theatre, is the key to unlocking awareness. Unlike passive resignation, acceptance is an act that gives us the ability to easily and with love, set ourselves free from attachment to event situations or outcomes. The ongoing approval means getting rid of the armor of defiance and believing in the intelligence of the Divine Mystery.
TAP INTO YOUR IMAGINATION! What is real? People in magical theaters tend to be more focused in setting emotional and physical standards that don’t work for everyone. The reality is everyone lives life and operates in a unique and somewhat indecipherable way. Knowing that what goes on in our minds and the emotions we feel sets the foundation of a static reality that can be of help for a lifetime is important.
However, they can also be the downfall of our existence, get rid of these following habits and you are more thank likely to be happier.
Sometimes life can be hard. There is no denying this fact. However, you can make your life easier just by removing some poor habits. You may look at your life now and think that you can’t do anymore but have a little look down this list and see if they affect you.
Complaining – No matter how much you complain, nothing will ever happen. When you complain, all you are doing is spreading negative energy and putting yourself (as well as everyone else around you) in a bad mood. If you want to make a change, go ahead and act.
Time-Wasting – You go home after a long day’s work, eat dinner, and then crash in front of the TV until it is time to go to bed; just think about all the things you could be doing in this time. You could be studying towards a new career, exercising to stay fit, learning a new skill, or absolutely anything. A good way to see where you are losing time is to keep a diary and then review it at the end of each week; you will be surprised at how much time you waste.
Negative Thinking – One day, write down all the negative thoughts you receive; you will be shocked at the result because you have probably just got used to it. When you realize just how negatively you have been thinking, you can do something about it to become more positive.
Not Planning – Let’s ask a question – how do you know where you are going if you have no plan? It becomes so easy to waste time when you don’t have a plan because you don’t know if it is progressing you or not. If you work out a plan to achieve your goals, decisions will be made for you and you will know the next steps to take to progress.
Too Much Phone Time – Technology has advanced dramatically in recent years, but you still need to look up now and then; sometimes we spend all day at work and then all night looking at our phones. Why not turn your phone off now and then to spend quality time with those around you?
Lack of Sleep – Sleep is vital because it refreshes both your body and your mind allowing you to concentrate the next day. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you are giving yourself no chance to do anything worthwhile the next day; the more you do it, the more it becomes a habit and the longer you will struggle.
Staying Comfortable – How are you ever going to progress if you don’t leave your comfort zone? The comfort zone is great (hence the name), but if you don’t push yourself every now and then, you will never progress and become the person you want to be.
These are seven simple bad habits and ones that can be easily changed. It is all too easy to say that we are ‘fed up’ with life or that we want to ‘grow’ but we are holding ourselves back with these poor habits. If you want to progress, change your habits. We’re on this journey together!