05 Sep Reflect on these 6 things and instantly feel better about life
It's so easy to take things for granted.
It's so easy to forget those things in our life for which we could be grateful and appreciative.
It's so easy, therefore, to experience LESS happiness that we otherwise could.
But in yet another great post from Tiny Buddha, we're all invited to contemplate these 6 simple things that are pretty much guaranteed to boost your mood and help you to feel better about life…
It’s easy to get caught up in our own lives and forget what makes life so beautiful in the first place. Isn’t that true? I know for me, I end up living life through autopilot, lacking a conscious thought until I snap out of it and remind myself that life is great.
When I get like this, it’s nice to remind myself of the realizations I’ve come across over the years and stored in my memory bank.
Every time you forget what you’re living for or feel like life is purposeless, consult this list.
1. You can’t ever really be bored.
One of my favorite quotes comes from comedian Louis C.K. If you don’t think you should be reading life quotes from a comedian, wait until you hear his.
“‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’”
2. You have the potential to make someone smile.
You know what’s awesome? You could, if you really tried, make a stranger’s day today. Smile at a stranger who seems like no one has truly acknowledged him or her in weeks. Most people live invisibly with hardly an individual glancing at them. Show them you see them and smile. Bonus points if you say hi or strike conversation.
3. You’ve gotten through so many moments where you thought it was going to be all over.
Especially as a kid, I used to have all these doomsday alarms setting off in my head. If I don’t get this or that, my life is over. I’m going to be miserable forever.
Of course, as I grew up my mind became more realistic, but how often do we feel like we’re going to be miserable forever? We’ve gotten through pretty much most of them, right?
We move on and find new things to fear or be worried about…
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