How to live life to the fullest: 20 best tips to help you
One thing people tend to regret is not living life to the fullest. I heard a lot of people complain about how they wish they had taken that vacation, explored more and gone out more before the lockdown started this year, then I thought to myself, If I were to die today, will I say I lived?
That’s a question everyone should ask themselves. Life could take a turn out anytime and any day, for this reason, make sure you are doing what makes you happy and brings delight to yourself and your loved ones.
A quote by Steve Jobs says: Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life, don’t be trapped by dogma which is living the result of other peoples thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown your own inner voice and most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
- Start every day with gratitude
Starting every day of your life with gratitude goes a long to inform the universe that you are thankful for what you have and how far you have come.
“Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency and you will attract much better things” – Rhonda Byrne.
Gratitude will help you grow and expand, it is the sweetest thing in everyone’s life. If there is gratitude in your heart then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes – Sri Chinmoy.
- Stop and smell the roses literally
We tend to not notice the little things that matter a lot.
We are most times in a rush to completely oblivious about them. They can go a long way in putting a smile on your face so once in a while, fell the sun, watch the birds and enjoy nature.
- Laugh out loud and cry out loud
Emotions are most times to be expressed not buried within us. So if you feel like laughing, probably you heard a hilarious joke or you remembered a funny event that makes you want to howl, do it. If you feel hurt and just want to let it out, cry because tears never finish. You can’t always be strong so do not compress your emotions, always express them.
- Be true to who you are
Trying to live a life that pleases other people and not yourself is only going to cause you unhappiness. Stop trying to please other people or someone else. There is only one you in this world, you are the original version of yourself so do not try to be a duplicate of someone else.
- Accept that you are not a super hero
Trying to everything can lead to frustration, instead, do what’s your uttermost priority and make sure you are doing it well. Don’t keep piling things up and then burn yourself out.
- Don’t compare yourself
The ironic thing about comparing yourself is that you compare your intrinsic values and extrinsic values to someone else extrinsic values.
You may have one car and your friend has four cars, you begin to compare yourself, what if the person had to get his\her hand dirty or it took a lot of time for the person to acquire all he has now. The only person you should compare yourself to is who you were yesterday, your only competition should be yourself. Strive to be a better version of yourself instead of comparing.
- Write it down
It’s not possible to vividly remember every event in your life, even people with the best memory should jot down stuff because you may tend to forget some details.
Write about your experiences in your journal a vlog or even just a voice recording on your phone.
Good day or bad day, write about how it felt. When you listen or read what you’ve read in a few month’s time, you’ll find it really awesome and may even catch yourself smiling as you reminisce on how they occurred.
- Don’t be in a hurry to make promises or commitment unless you are very sure of keeping them
Be 100% sure that you are ready to follow through with every promise and commitment you make. Don’t be known as someone who doesn’t keep to their words, it will in some way reduce the worth or trust people have in you and you will not just be hurting the person you promised or made a commitment to, you will also feel very bad for not being able to fulfill your promise. Be honest with yourself at all times and try to overbook yourself.
- Discover hidden skills
A lot of people from research carried out have stated they are so many skills they discovered recently that they never knew they had, you will also realize that Yourself as long as you don’t stay stuck with the hobbies, professions and routines that you decided you like.
Be open to try new things, you will be shocked that there other cool things you can do that you never thought you could.
- Be happy about little things:
Let seemingly normal things excite you. Act like a terrorist, I’m sure you know how that works. Cheer kids up when you see them jumping ropes perfectly, cheer on your dog for finishing their meal, praise your teammates for a job well done. You will be able to appreciate small wins by doing that.
11. Don’t be so uptight:
Some people take everything too seriously, this doesn’t mean that you should make a joke out of everything but you need to realize that you are not the only one on the journey or path that you are heading towards.
Use this year as an example, most people have just been trying to survive and not die from the virus you may have had goals for this year that you couldn’t fulfill but cooking at the bright side of it, you are alive. If you weren’t you not even have next year to fulfill your new goals. Be happy to live.
12. Make a checklist
I just adopted this technique two years ago and trust me when I say it’s been very helpful. It keeps me on check and I’m able to set my priorities for every day.
The feeling you get when you check things off that list showing you have accomplished them is priceless.
13. Always cheer your friends up
Be your friend’s hype lady or guy. Seeing your friends succeed can be one of the best feelings, help them win the best way you can. Always push them to do better, root for them and be there to catch them when they are almost falling. Be a part of their happiness and success story and you will also be attracting the same thing to yourself.
14. Get uncomfortable and take some risk
A quote by Jentezen Franklin says “Everything you want to experience is on the other side of fear. Amazing things can happen outside of your comfort zone.
Don’t be scared to fail, know that everything in life is either a lesson or a blessing, learn from every situation, take the lessons and move on or try again. What matters is that you tried and will always keep trying. Having to look back on your life with regret that you didn’t try so many things will be a bit disappointing.
15. Get rid of physical and mental clutter
Sometimes we get lost in thought about problems and circumstances that have proven to be difficult to solve, it’s important you try to get rid of all mental clutter, try to free up about 50% of the space in your mind, start each day with a clean slate in your head and clean sheet on your desk.
16. Have things to look forward to
Having something on your agenda to look forward to makes every day a little more compelling. No matter how little that thing is, either it is a vacation or a birthday, just anticipate it.
17. Know your worth, don’t give discounts
Self-love is very crucial, know your value and do not settle for less. Know when to walk out of situations and people that don’t respect you or see your value, you are a unique being and the only one of your kind.
18. Be open minded
Having an open mind can be related to you being an empty cup that needs content. When you are already full, nothing new drops in. Remove every blindfold and open your mind, never stop learning or growing. There is so much to be seen and heard.
19. Slow down
Don’t be in a hurry to always do things or make decisions. Close your eyes and take some deep breaths.
Give yourself extra time to mosey around in the morning before work, this may mean you wake up earlier so that you don’t have to rush.
If you are always in a haste, you will miss the scenery and sense of where you are going. Treat every day as a new adventure and an epic celebration.
20. Stop Procrastinating
Procrastination is a huge waste of your time. Get that thing done at once so it doesn’t pile up and become a problem later. Overcome procrastination.