Kids today are always telling each other to ‘live your best life; it’s a saying that seems to have become popular only recently, however, the youth of today have it right, it’s excellent advice, you should be ‘living your best life.’ So to do this, it means you need to live life in the best way you can, be the best version of yourself.
How to Live Your Best Life
If you’ve already made changes in your life then this is amazing, and you’re well on your way, but what else can you do now? If you haven’t already, you should really get to know yourself, learn to love yourself, and then you can see where you want to — not need to, but want to improve.
So here are 6 sure-fire ways you can live your best life, starting right now:
Don’t Worry About Failing
If you don’t try, you’ll never know. Do you worry about what other people think? Are you concerned about the future and what you hope to achieve? Do you often tell people beforehand that you don’t expect to succeed or thrive to lower expectations?
There is a real condition called atychiphobia, or fear of failure, but it is important to realize that failure is a natural part of life and doesn’t signal the end of the world. Most highly successful people, such as J.K Rowling, Richard Branson, and Bill Gates have all failed at some point in their lives, read their books and feel inspired. Remember:
“Fear will do one thing and one thing only: hold you back.” – Kya Aliana
Don’t Be Afraid Of Success
It’s very common, you worry when everything is going well, but in your mind, life can’t possibly be this great, so naturally, something goes wrong as expected? Many people are afraid of success for a number of reasons, such as fear of losing their identity, more responsibility being added, raised expectations, and not being able to handle success well. But progress is a good thing and something you deserve. You can handle success by staying authentic and remember who you are, accept that you won’t please everyone, and be comfortable with every decision you make.
Make The Most Of Your Mornings
If you can manage to drag yourself out of bed in the morning and do a little exercise, your energy will be much better or the rest of the day and your health will be better for it. According to the Safe Harbor Treatment Center, those who participate in a regular exercise routine have noticed improvement in mental awareness, clarity and self-esteem. So, it’s not just about losing weight or toning up. Remember, no one ever regrets a workout, getting up and getting active is the best way to start the day!
It might sound silly, but give it a try. Every morning or night, write down three things that you’re grateful for that day. It will make you feel much happier. You could write them in a little gratitude journal or on post-its and put them into a jar. Then, anytime you’re feeling down or stuck, have a flick through the book or take one note out of the pot and read it — it’s incredible!
Don’t Criticize or Judge Others
To live your best life, you need to try and get rid of negative thoughts and energy. If you’re thinking negative thoughts about others and feeling negativity towards others, then you’re throwing negative energy at people and potentially damaging a person’s self-worth and self-esteem. You’re also throwing negative energy out into the universe yourself.
Remember that nice people do come out on top, it might not seem it at the time, and it might feel like it takes longer, but ultimately you will achieve more than those who are selfish and bitter with the world. You can avoid criticizing and judging others by not assuming anything; know it’s not about you, and pretend to walk in their shoes to see the situation from their perspective.
Be Positive About Yourself
Don’t say to yourself such self-denigrating things as:
“I’m so stupid, I could never do that job.”
“I’ll look stupid and weird if I try to wear some of those clothes.”
“I’m fat. Why can’t I lose weight?”
Try to silence your inner critic and put a positive spin on things. You can start by eliminating negative vocabulary, such as always, can’t, never (and ever), won’t, but, should, and try. As Yoda would say, “Do or do not. There is no try.”
And remember that you can do it, think of all the things you have achieved already. You can do it.
Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life