Life can be a beautiful journey, a crazy ride, and a big adventure.
But it can also be a living nightmare, a constant struggle, and a hard teacher.
It’s all up to you.
In each moment, you choose which side of it to embrace, and that affects your mind, body and soul, your present and your future, the person you become, as well as other people in your life. Here are some of the choices you need to make in order to see this world for the wonderful place it is, full of opportunities, kindness, and love.
1. Let Go of the Past
You won’t be able to continue your life and enjoy your days if you’re stuck in past memories and constantly reliving what happened a long time ago.
Free yourself from the burden of the past by letting go. We often hold on the death’s of loved ones, mistakes made in relationships, things we said when we were angry, or decisions we made that led us in the wrong direction.
However, each of those things can offer a lesson for how to move foward. Now that you know what not to do, let the lessons lead you toward something better.
Meditation is a great way to overcome harmful reliving of the past. Try sneaking in a few minutes of meditation each day to stop the reminiscing in its tracks.
2. Don’t Take Things Too Personally
We tend to overthink every little detail of our days. We think life is unfair when something bad happens. We keep asking ”why” when someone leaves us. We fail and give up.
But most of these things shouldn’t be taken personally. People leave, they argue or are mean because they have their own problems, they are misunderstood, or they just don’t need you anymore. It’s not your fault.
You make mistakes and fail, yes. And the beauty of it is that you get to try again, more experienced and confident this time. That’s how leaders are created. No one succeeds from scratch.
You may meet bad people, end up in awkward situations, have things taken from you, or lose something important to you. Learn to look at challenges with a sense of humor and a lightness of heart that will allow you to overcome them and move on more quickly.
3. Choose Less Over More
In today’s world, it’s easy to overdo it, to buy too much, eat too much, spend too much on that new phone they just released, or work too much.
Get rid of some of the things cluttering your house, speak less so that you can listen more, eat less or healthier, and dress more simply.
Eliminate the people in your life that only burden you with negativity, because you don’t need them. Shorten your to-do list by focusing on the essential things you have to do and ditch everything else that only keeps you busy.
By cutting back on areas where you feel you can, you can create space for your hobbies, passions, and the important people in your life. Ultimately, you’ll find that you don’t miss most of that extra stuff.