Video games. Reality TV. Surfing the internet. Stuffing your face with too much food. Drinking too much. And the list goes on. Take a serious look at your life. Where are you spending the majority of your time?
You complain about your job, your boss, your salary, your neighbors or your spouse. You are doing nothing but exuding negative energy.
Negativity does not change things. It keeps you stuck. Change your thoughts and talk about what you appreciate about your life, not what you do not like.
If you are not continually growing and learning as a person, then you are stagnant. Self-talk can make or break your life. ‘Whether you think you can, or think you can not … either way, you are right.
If you tell yourself that you are not smart enough to get that promotion or start a business, then you are right. If you tell yourself you are too exhausted to put effort into changing your life, then you are right.
Whatever you tell yourself becomes your reality.
While it is always great to live in the Now and be in the Moment, you need to look ahead to see where you want to go.
If you do not have a goal or a plan, then you are like a boat that is wandering aimlessly in the ocean hoping to end up somewhere good.
It is easy to get stuck hanging out with people who are not making you feel like a better person. But if you keep doing that, then you will stay stagnant or get pulled down with them, Energy Vampires.
They suck the life out of you and give you nothing positive in return. Instead, go find growth-oriented people to be around.
Sure, cell phones are super cool gadgets that can leave us entranced when you use them. While that is fun, think about all the time you are wasting with your phone. Even worse, think about all the relationships that might be affected.
Maybe you are texting or searching the internet while you are having dinner with your spouse or kids. If you are, you are missing out on meaningful time you can spend with your loved ones.
There is a difference between a need and a want. I am sure you learned that in kindergarten. If you stop to think about it, there is very little that you actually need. Food, water, shelter and Love are some of those things.
All the rest are just bonuses. Sleep is crucial for good health. If you are too busy to get enough sleep or if you simply have a bad habit of staying up until the wee hours of the morning, you should re-evaluate your habits.
Not only is sleep essential to your health, so is food and exercise.
Eating a balanced, healthy diet and moving your body around truly does have more positive effects other than weight loss. It affects your mental attitude and overall well-being.
Take a risk that will improve your life.
And keep in mind, there is a difference between a risk and a calculated risk. Any risk has the possibility to be deadly, but a calculated risk is one in which you have weighed all options and thus come up with a good, sensible plan of action.
Are you happy? If not, then you should change something! Even a feeling of contentment or satisfaction does not tell you that you are living life to the fullest.
Life should be exciting! So if you are not enjoying life, take a look at some of the changes you can make to get you to a better place.