How satisfied are you with your life right now? How often do you find yourself proud of yourself? If you’re not, ask yourself why. Life is not a bed full of roses and even if it were, the sharp thorns will still be there to prick your skin. Most of us often forget that it’s our life and we have full control over it. We are the main characters in our own story and we shouldn’t let someone else take center stage. Sometimes our own stories can be hard to bear, so we try to absorb those of others. But with the right mindset and attitude, you will be happier with yourself and where you are now.
We all have good days and bad days. However, it is important to remember that it is your life and you are allowed to change it by doing what is best for you. Needless to say, we don’t control the things that happen to us, but of course we can try to change our attitude towards them in order to live the most amazing life ever. I’m going to share a few ways to change your mindset, which will help push you to keep going even on bad days. If you choose to work on these tips, you will soon feel more optimistic and lighter.
It’s normal not to have a good day.
Remember, it’s a bad day, not a bad life. Some bad days can really throw us over the roof and make us contemplate our whole life and that’s allowed. You’re not going to have good sunny days all the time. But maybe the not-so-good days are really trying to teach you something. Many bad beginnings lead to good endings. So what if you’re having trouble staying motivated? First, breathe. Tell yourself that tomorrow will be better and that you have plenty of potential.
1. It’s not your fault
Do you still take responsibility for all the terrible things that have happened to you? Say, “It’s all my fault. I deserve it!” If you do this, you must stop immediately. Although some things happen as a result of our own actions, it does not mean that you wanted them to happen. You are not responsible for this. that’s about to come out. However, you can replace the negative attitude with a positive one. Instead of blaming yourself, try saying, “It didn’t go the way I planned, and it didn’t turn out that way.” It’s not my fault. But I can try an alternative.
See? It sounds so much better.
2. Words of affirmation
We all want someone to say, “I’m so proud of you!” or “You’re so smart!” But why wait for others? Why don’t you try to say those encouraging words to us? When you stop seeking approval from others, you’ll begin to realize how pointless it was. No one knows you better than yourself. Only you know how you always get on, even if the whole universe tries to bring you down. Only you know how much you had to study to get an A on that math exam. So don’t wait for them. Tell yourself every day that you are resilient and worth it.
3. Don’t give up
Just like a movie always ends, so do the bad days. The bad days will end and the good days will come, and you must not give up. Don’t give up. If something doesn’t work, try an alternative. You are so much stronger than you think. When life gets overwhelming, it almost seems easy and natural to give up. However, it will not benefit you or make you feel better. You are gifted no matter what others tell you. Allow yourself to crumble and then rise again. You need yourself.
4. You can do whatever you want
It’s your life. Therefore, you are fully capable of achieving whatever your heart desires. If you have goals, and it may be something small, please never give up on them. You cannot expect your life to change miraculously. You must actively work towards your goal and have the determination to achieve it. No matter how big or unrealistic you think your dreams are, start working on them. Fate plays its part; you never know what is possible. The most important part is that you will know that at least you did your best and that is what counts.
5. Don’t wait for someone/something to come along and change your life
You are the protagonist of your own book. If there’s anyone who can turn your pages, it’s you. This goes back to what I mentioned about achieving your goals. As long as you set your mind and attitude, your story will take a huge shift. Thinking that you need someone/something to live your life to the fullest won’t help you. It will only waste your valuable time. In the end, you only have a short life. So waste it wisely.
6. You are able
Don’t be hard on yourself. After all, all this time you haven’t done anything but do your best in everything. You should take some time to reward yourself for getting this far. When people say, “Life is short”, it really is. Time passes in the blink of an eye, and you won’t even notice it. Therefore, we must make the most of our lives. It’s normal not to be gratified by life now because it will pass. Life will no longer be the same as today. And now it’s up to you whether you want to let it improve or let others take the wheel.
If you have ever tried or try these tricks on a daily basis, I am really proud of you. And if none of that works, all you have to do is peek inside and ask yourself what’s best for you and why. Living life to the fullest means that you stay connected with yourself, which will then allow you to have unlimited opportunities available to you and to make adequate decisions that will satisfy you. Above all, remember to be kind to yourself.