10 Ways to Start Loving Life

There are so many people that complain about the fact that they hate their lives and that they cannot find happiness with what they have. If this sounds familiar to you, and you’re one of those people who thinks that you can only be happy if you’re wealthy, have tons of friends, fame, and a perfect family, you’re sadly mistaken. The next time you say, “I hate my life,” I want you to ask yourself this: Would you rather be dead? It may sound harsh, but just think about it. As long as you’re alive, you can be happy, and there’s always a chance to improve your life situation. Here are 10 ways how!

1. Start focusing on the positive things about your life.

If you can’t think of anything, you’re still holding on to negativity. Let it go. What are the things about your life that you really love?

2. Stop complaining.

Even if you don’t love life, you don’t have to say it all the time. The more you say that you don’t love your life, the more you’ll enforce those negative feelings.

3. Don’t compare your life with someone else’s.

Your life can never be an exact replica of someone else’s. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to spend so much time stressing about what someone else has. If anything, you can take the happiness of someone else as inspiration to achieve your own successes, but not to feel bad about what you don’t have.

4. Do more of the things that you love.

Do you often complain and say that if only you had the time, you’d do more things that make you happy? Well, that’s not true. You do have the time! You don’t have to do very time-consuming things. Maybe you love crossword puzzles, or playing with your pets, or maybe taking a walk. Try to do at least one thing that makes you happy every day.

5. Recognize that life is always changing.

If you feel down because you don’t have the perfect job, or are not as financially free as you would like to be, you need to recognize that your current situation is just that, your current situation. Things do change.

6. Surround yourself with good people.

Pay attention to the company you keep. Are you always around complainers and Negative Nellies? If so, you need to realize that their energy can have a very negative affect on your own happiness.

7. Start helping others.

The more you start focusing on helping other people, the less time you will have to complain about your own life. Not only that, but helping people makes you feel really good!

8. Watch less TV.

It’s the job of advertisers to tell you that your life is not good enough and that to improve it, you need to buy the latest clothes, gadgets, and vehicles. Don’t subject yourself to these lies.

9. Start appreciating the small things.

Have you ever taken a close look at nature? The sky, animals, plants, rivers. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Start seeking out and learning to appreciate life itself.

10. Remember that you shouldn’t let life pass you by.

If you need more incentive to start loving life right away, here’s something for you. The more time you spend being miserable and not appreciating things, the more life is passing you by. You don’t want to look at your life years from now, and be unhappy that you spent your time complaining and being negative. Do it now, while you have the chance. Be positive, happy, and love life!

Aja Trinidad is a Life Coach and writer, living in New York City. You can learn more about her by visiting her website at http://www.ajatrinidad.com.

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