Your best life is not inconceivable. No matter how old or young you are. Or how much resources you think you have. It is easy to shut yourself down before you are even geared up. And to talk yourself out of greatness before you even get started.
There are just practical, everyday exercises you can partake in to talk you into living your best life.
Surround yourself with people that want to see you win
A support system literally does wonders. A support system is like a magic trick. They cheer at every little victory of yours. And hug you when things aren’t going too well.
It is very toxic to be around people that are always looking out for just themselves and never you. Or people that have a vendetta against you. Try to sniff out the hounds from the pack. And pick out who you want to share your energy with.
Choose yourself more frequently
It is great to be selfless. But you should not do it at the expense of your emotional, physical or mental health. Or at the expense of your growth and happiness. Take that break. Go on that vacation. Apply for that job. Leave that toxic relationship. Stop second-guessing things that will benefit you just because you are thinking of 10 other people. They’ll be fine. You can still have the best intentions for your family and friends and still take care of yourself.
Do things that make you happy
This is an extension of the last point. Can you tell? Be genuinely intentional about your happiness. Don’t second guess the things that give you that giddy feeling and make you tap your feet excitedly. Register for that dance class. Start that paint project. Buy those pair of heels.
Your life should not be work
You find that some people, all their life, have defined their next stage based on where their job takes them. Or all they think about when considering a job is what financial benefits it gives. It does not matter if they are miserable at their job. Or if they hate what they do. They are living to work. It should not be. You should work to live. Do not make your life all about work. Don’t look back in the next 10, 20 years and find out that your entire life has been about miserable work and nothing else. Find your passion and turn it to a job. That way, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.
Cheer for others
Peace of mind is when you are happy winning. And when you are happy that others are winning. Send that congratulations out and be sincerely happy for the blessings of others. And yours will come to you.