Everyone would like to know, how to enjoy life more? Some people believe that in order to enjoy life, they must do the following:
- “Earn more money”
- “Have the perfect relationship or friends”
- “Become well-respected or famous”
But many people have it all, but he is still unhappy.
“So many conditions of happiness are available — more than enough for you to be happy right now.”- Thích Nhất Hạnh
To enjoy life more, we need to develop a positive mindset, develop good habits, and fill our life with meaning. All these things require practice. Because it’s not very easy to develop a positive mindset and develop good habits.
So here we go about 7 things that you can do to enjoy life more.
1. Put Yourself First
If you don’t put your needs first, it can be difficult for you to enjoy life every day. “If you want to feel satisfied and peaceful, you need time to relax, be productive, explore new things, have fun, and develop healthy relationships.”
Whenever someone tells you to do something you don’t want to do, consider saying no. It doesn’t mean at all, that you shouldn’t be kind or that you shouldn’t help others. This means that you should take care of your own needs first.
“Protect your time and energy. You deserve it.”
2. Be Kind to Yourself
Everyone makes mistakes, sometimes there comes a time when we miss our goals. Be kind to yourself in such moments. Because we can only learn from what has happened in the past. Although it may be a bit difficult to do initially, but it becomes easier with practice.
So we should allow ourselves to be happy and at peace at the moment, instead of worrying about what happened in the past and try to improve our future by taking the right steps in the present.
3. Rest and Recuperate
“If we are tired, burnt out, or stressed it can be very challenging for us to learn to enjoy life to the fullest.” We all need time to recover and rest. In this modern era, we have to learn the art of relaxing.
“It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing,” writes Thích Nhất Hạnh. “Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.”
So it is essential for us, that we take enough time to relax and learn how to enjoy life.
4. Invest in Yourself
Investing in your personal growth, and striving to better yourself every day, is an act of self-love. In doing so, we, by prioritizing our well-being, develop self-awareness, “which breeds acceptance, self-compassion, and happiness.”
So we should find ways to better ourselves and enjoy the process.
5. Consume Less News and Social Media
Reducing the negativity in your life is one of the easiest ways to enjoy life more. And so we should consume less news and social media.
“It can be damaging to constantly be reading the news because constant exposure to negative information can impact our brain,”- Annie Miller
“What’s more, a new study published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology concluded that social media causes negative effects on wellbeing — primarily depression and loneliness.”
That’s why we need to reduce the negativity and focus on the things that lift us up.
6. Get Rid of Clutter
“You know what they say: Tidy space, tidy mind.”
It is very common, that a cluttered home can make us feel stressed, and lack of focus, and it can be difficult for us to keep the house clean. On the other hand, clean and tidy spaces help us to feel relaxed and calm. And we will also have a chance to earn some extra money by selling our unwanted stuff.
7. Spend Time in Nature
Science has proven that spending time in nature improves our health and makes us happy.
For example, one study found that walking in nature improves our mood and lowers cortisol levels — also known as ‘the stress hormone.’
So whenever you feel down, go for a walk in the park, have a picnic with friends, read under a tree, or paint a landscape. By doing this you will get a lot of peace and happiness.
It is very important to enjoy your life. But sometimes it can be difficult for us to do so. That’s why we should find ways in which we can enjoy our life to the fullest. Our life is full of uncertainties, and it is possible for anything to happen to us at any time. That is why we should always live in the present, and try to improve our present so that our future is also better.