8 ways to live your best life
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln. Here are 8 ways to live your best life.
Take the trip
Travel is the only thing you can spend money on that actually makes you richer. It’s about more than just the holiday itself – holidays create long lasting memories and plenty of rich experiences. Travel also provides plenty of opportunities to get out of your comfort zone and practice resilience and opens your mind to how others live.
Your mind can learn endless things, so it makes sense to fill it with plenty of interesting stuff! Education doesn’t need to end at school and university. Live your best life by learning a new language, trying out pottery, making cheese, or learning to take better photos.
Create your bucket list
Everyone should have a list of things they want to do before they kick the bucket. A good bucket list is well balanced – including travel, career goals, both easy and not-so-easy items. Climb Mount Fuji, go on an African safari, start your own business, go bungy jumping, visit a nudist beach or take a road trip around your home country. Next step is to start ticking them off!
Get into nature
Escape the concrete jungle, put down your smartphone and stop to smell the flowers. Nature is good for the soul – helping to calm, rejuvenate, and clear your mind. Take a salt water dip, find your nearest bush walk or get the kayak out.
Don’t forget to love life
When you think about it, life is pretty fascinating – over 7 billion people and millions of species co-existing on one planet. The sun provides energy for plants to grow, bees pollinate plants to thrive, plants provide food for animals and meat helps humans to survive. It’s easy to take things for granted, but it’s more enjoyable to love life.
Work on your problems
Next time you catch yourself complaining about something, make an effort to do something about it, rather than just talk about it.
Set your life commandments
Decide on principles and adages to live your life by. Be true to yourself, while also thinking about what kind of person you want to be. It might be being open minded, resilience, confidence, positivity, independence, strong family values, curiousity, generosity, a fighting spirit. If you’re stuck, it can help to think about characteristics you like or wish for in your partner, friends, family and kids.
Exercise self love
Many studies show that self-care is key for our well-being. Write a journal, go for a scenic run (or a brisk walk), think of two things you’re grateful for each day, take up a new hobby, or simply relish in your own company.
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