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Do You Want to Live a Better Life? This Is How You Can Achieve It

While the world seems to be spinning faster and faster each and every day, we somehow seem to be stuck with our own lives and not moving at all. We are stuck with things we neither want nor like, with people we don’t care about or even with those who are good for nothing. Well, today should be the day for a big change, for a huge step forward. In a blink of an eye, everything can change; you just have to know where to start from. We can help you with this.

Check out our pieces of advice for a better life, and if you decide to follow them, you will be more than surprised with the outcome.

 Decide to be happy

You might think this is easier said than done, but it is not. Even though we were taught that there are only winners and losers in life, as adults we have to realize there are more than two sides of this story. Generally, life is a game in which we always struggle to earn more points, which are often measured in some currency (dollars, euros, etc.) and trinkets. By doing this, somewhere on the way, we lose the contact with our own soul. We forget about the things that make us happy and gradually become sad creatures with no real happiness in our lives.

Surprisingly enough, this thing called happiness requires only our decision to be happy and voila – is there. You should realize how happy you are for all the opportunities that are in front of you and for all the things you possess. To get some help on this matter, please read the book called The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky.

 Change your mindset

One other book written by Carol C. Dweck called Mindset: The New Psychology of Success can help you realize that people have either a fixed or a growth mindset. On one side, people with fixed mindsets need constant validation, and they see success, talent, and fate as predetermined by genetics or one’s last name.

On the other side, those with growth mindsets see challenges in the world as opportunities to learn and grow. Their mindset makes them understand that no one is perfect and that the process and failures along the way create growth, fulfillment, and achievement. In other words, you should embrace the growth mindset and let yourself live a better life.
“To become a better you, do not see the failure of your first attempts and declare yourself a loser.”  ― Israelmore Ayivor 

 Imagine that every day is the last day on Earth

Just imagine that you know the world will end tomorrow. What would you do today? How would you spend your day and who would you do it with? By so thinking, you will realize that the life is too short to spend it miserably. Decide what’s important for you and let go of the rest.

Also, think for a second what you would do if you lost everything. What if there is some natural catastrophe like an earthquake, a flood or something similarly devastating and you survived but  lost all your property? What would you do then?

The truth is that life is what matters the most and no one can take away what’s in your mind. Therefore, concentrate on the things inside of it and work on the real values.

 Realize who gives some value to your life and forgive

The people you spend time with influence you and there is no doubt in it. As such, your parents were right that it is bad for you to hang around bad people. Well, who are those ‘bad people’? Well, the ‘bad people’ are those who don’t add value to your life, those who are negative. Have you noticed some? From today, choose wisely whom you’re be spending your time with.

Also, a very important thing is to start forgiving people for their faults. Whether it was intentionally or not, it is not important. Just forgive them and move on with your life. You must not let the baggage of what other people do keep you down. It is obvious that you can’t change the events, nor your reaction to those events. Therefore,  just leave it alone and move on. This is important because it’s the sum of your reactions that determines the course of your future life. Don’t forget it.

 Unplug yourself and meditate

As we already mentioned at the beginning of this text, we sometimes feel that the world is gradually spinning faster and faster with each day. But even so, we are not obliged to follow its speed, right? We can take our time and decide to relax. Therefore, do this today or tomorrow—get the whole day for relaxing activities and just meditate. When the day is over and the other one comes, you will stat seeing the whole world differently from another perspective and this will be your new self. Embrace it since it represents the beginning of your new life and just be happy with it.

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