Friday, December 13, 2013
6 ways to Love life
Guy or girl, young or old, here are 6 ways to absolutely love the life you're living.
1. Don't feel the need to be productive all the time.
Elder Richard G. Scott said, "Many voices from the world in which we live tells us we should live at a frantic pace. There is always more to do and more to accomplish. Yet deep inside each of us is a need to have a place of refuge where peace and serenity prevail, a place where we can set, regroup, and reenergize to prepare for future pressures." I'm guilty of this...always feeling the need to do at least 2 things at once. I'm getting better at understanding the importance of finding a moment and a place of peace every day.
2. Have a support system.
Establish good relationships with people that encourage you and support you. Surround yourself with people who make you feel your best...your soul will be damaged if you're constantly with people who don't uplift you.
3. Have a hobby.
I've had several conversations with people that, when asked what their hobbies are or what they enjoy doing, have said something along the lines of "Oh, I'm just a mom or, I take my kids around.."..and I'm like excusemewhat? We all need to have a hobby that involves just us. That's just for us.
I don't know anyone who feels amazing after sitting on the couch, watching tv, and eating Cheetos all day. I do know that I feel energized, happy, and motivated after I exercise...even if it's taking a walk around my neighborhood.
5. Count your blessings.
Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in an "I wish I had that" attitude, which is so bad for your spirit. When you're in a tough moment, think about everything you do have, and things will start turning around.
Doesn't your life seem so much better when you're not comparing it to others? People usually don't post pictures of their low moments, so it's easy to compare our normal to everyone's best. I've found that I enjoy life so much more whenever I'm living it...playing with my boys, visiting fun places, reading a great book, talking face to face with a friend, etc.
I am my happiest when I am doing these 6 things.
What makes you love life?!
Posted by Ashley