We all have days where we hate waking up. Sometimes we're tired or sick, we get kicked in the face by life and are left completely paralyzed. On those days, we have to look forward and consider all of the wonderful things life has the potential of offering us. We are often the only ones standing in our own way. And we have to let that go in order to make things better. Here are 10 easy things you can do to start loving life again.
It's easier than you think.
1. Create a sense of calm.
Being calm is a great way to fall back in love with life. If you're not anxious or angry you can get a lot done! I've noticed that meditation is a great way to create that sense. Not everything is going to be perfect all the time, and that's the best part about life.
Check out this card: "Calm The F Down: Your Guide to At Home Meditation" for more information and a complete guide to creating a zen space at home.
2. Forgive yourself.
This is a great way to rekindle your passion for life. It's not an easy thing to do, but once you can find it in your heart to forgive yourself, you can begin to forgive others. It can help you create that sense of calm and wellbeing that you're looking for too.
If you need a little help, you can read, "How to Forgive Yourself, or at Least Try"
3. Come clean.
You have to be honest with yourself. If there's something bothering you, the only way to fix it is to come clean. If you're keeping a secret, or holding something inside you can't possibly live fully. Loving life is all about accepting your flaws and figuring out what the hell to do with them. Find strength, and courage in yourself. Because you are all you have.
Inspiration for that? Owning up to things you can't control. Check out, "Coming Clean: How It Feels To Live With Anxiety"
4. Keep track of your progress.
Figuring out how far you've come has given me a huge amount of comfort. Just seeing the progress on the page, calendar wherever, can give you strength. If you can create a track record, you'll be able to make a conscious effort toward appreciating yourself more. Becoming happier includes accomplishments whether we like it or not. So track yours, and give yourself more credit.
5. Find your happy place.
If you can escape from the tortures of your daily life, you'll be a lot happier. Mundane moments like the morning commute, classes or exams won't get in your way. If you can separate your anxiety from your goals you can do anything, and finding a happy place can help you do that.
Above all else, remind yourself that life is a constant journey, and the end has no ending. You will figure it out, and even if you don't, that's not the point.
You got this.