Life Lessons To Live a Better Life
As we go through life, we’re going to experience things that change us and teach us lessons about life. I wish I would have learned these life lessons earlier on so I could prepare myself better and healthier. Had I known what I know now when I was a teenager or young adult, I would have saved a lot of time that I could have used for memories and moments with people I cherish.
1. Change is always possible
As long as you’re alive, the ability to change is always an option. If you don’t like something, change it.
2. Don’t let emotions dictate your daily actions
Make decisions rationally and logically. Don’t base everything off of emotion. If you do, you’ll find yourself isolated and feeling quite alone.
3. Your mindset affects your mood
If you’re constantly in a state of mind that’s negative, you’ll find yourself having more bad days. People can feel your vibe and energy so make sure to approach each day with a positive mindset.
4. You cannot change others
You can’t and you never will. At times it may seem like you can, but people have to want to change and believe they can.
5. Daily gratitude helps you stay balanced
Daily gratitude lists can help bring you to acceptance and appreciation for the little things in life.
6. You cannot control how other people feel
People are going to judge you. There will be people that like you and do not like you for whatever reason. You can’t change the way they feel so focus on the things you can control.
7. Enjoy life
Life is hard. Life gets harder. There will be instances where you don’t think you can go on living a certain way. We often forget to just stop and do something fun and something we enjoy. Don’t get too caught up in the petty things in life and don’t forget to set time aside to have fun and enjoy your life. You only get one.
8. Share your story no matter how scary it is or your fear of judgment
Your story needs to be heard. There is someone in the world who has felt a certain way or had something similar happen to them. Don’t be ashamed because you are helping someone by sharing.
9. Accept that you’re going to make mistakes
You’ll make mistakes. You may even make the same mistake twice. As long as you are able to come to this realization, you’ll be able to cope with making mistakes and move on.
10. Love deeply
Just like someone who hurts you is a lesson, you will be someone’s lesson. But just because you experience pain doesn’t mean you shouldn’t love. Love fearlessly.
11. Learn from your mistakes
What’s the point in going through experiences if we never learn from them? There would be no purpose. Make sure you find your part in the situation and identify things you would change and things you wouldn’t change. Remember, you are the only person you can change.
12. You’re going to get hurt and you’re going to hurt people
It’s inevitable and it’s a part of life. You’ll be able to cope with the pain of hurting someone and someone hurting you better once you come to the realization that this is just a part of life and it happens to teach you something.
13. You attract what we believe and value
We tend to attract people who share similar beliefs and values. Make sure you have evaluated what you believe in and value so you attract good people in your life.
14. Do not compare yourself to others
We all do it. It’s not worth it. What is the point in comparing yourself to someone else when it won’t change a thing? It’s not worth it, so don’t waste precious time on something or someone out of your control.
15. Define your worth
This is critical if you want to live a happy and healthy life. You are worth more than you give yourself credit for. Define that worth. Do not settle for anything less than what you deserve.
These are a handful of lessons that I’ve learned over the years. These are things I wish I had known when I was younger because I think I would have been better equipped to deal with life and all it brings. I also don’t think I would have spent so much time on things that were out of my control.
Focus on what you can control and get rid of anything toxic standing in your way. You get one life…now is your one and only chance to live it. You never know what may happen tomorrow so live life for today.