We live in an age where we’re constantly being inundated with messages, ads, and photos all trying to find countless, simple solutions for one very complex topic…
How to live your best life.
How do you tackle such a big question, especially when, ‘living your best life’ means something different to everyone? We all crave different things and have different definitions for a life well-lived. So how do we reach that ever-elusive peak? How do we know when we’ve arrived?
1. It all starts with WHY…
Finding your purpose may seem like a daunting task, but that’s usually because many people put too much pressure on finding just ONE THING. Think about the things that get you excited, that motivate you, think about your values and if you’re living your life through them. Asking yourself if you’re living your life with intention and purpose is the first step towards figuring out what motivates you, what your WHY is.
Taking that first step toward learning what your true calling is will help you to shape your life accordingly. This awareness can provide clarity and simplify the otherwise meandering twists, turns, and roadblocks life throws at you.
2. Know where you stand…
Too often we end up spending our lives chasing the wrong things. It’s important to know where you stand so that you can figure out how far you can go. It’s easy to spend your time thinking about the things you don’t have, but being content with what you have and where you stand is crucial to taking stock of what is truly important so you can leverage what you do have instead of wasting your time lamenting over the things you don’t.
3. Celebrate moments and make memories
Remember, life isn’t all about the paycheck you get. If you want to have the best shot at living your life to the fullest, you need to master the art of celebrating small moments. During your last moments, when you look back at your life, it’s the seemingly simple memories that you’ll cherish most, not the days you spent getting a bonus or hitting your quarterly sales targets. Learn how to celebrate both the small and the big events in life, as these are the moments that will motivate you and keep you going through thick and thin.
4. Spread happiness
This is one of the simplest principles, but one of the most underutilised. Think of a time when you did something for someone else without expecting anything in return, simply knowing this act would help to brighten someone’s day. How good did that feel? Now think about what would happen if you made it a point to spread that happiness on a daily basis? Happiness is one of those things that grows exponentially. The more you share, the more you get. It’s that simple.
The art of self-love can be one of the hardest to master, but can also be the most rewarding. After all, no matter how much love you receive from others, if you can’t love yourself, the outer love won’t be able to enrich your heart. When we love ourselves, we’re more open to practicing gratitude and living through our purpose because we begin to believe that we have the right to live through our WHY. Cherish who you are and embrace your inner strength. Fall in love with yourself and fall in love with your life.
Living your best life through your unique inner purpose may seem daunting at first, but through practicing each one of these daily, you’ll set the foundations for gaining clarity on what your special purpose is and how best to bring it to the rest of the world.