So lately I've been thinking,how can I make the most of my life?
We all have our own individual stressors. Unexpected trials pop up out of nowhere. But how can we overcome those?
When I'm having a hard week,I tend to feel sorry for myself and wallow in my own misery.
But I truly believe that we need to use our lives to help out others.
Recently I've found some things which have made me a happier person. And I thought I'd share them.
They're all super simple little things,but...
Maybe it will benefit one of my readers? Who knows.
#1: Be active,physically.
I do not like exercising. I used to go to the gym 3-5 times a week in high school,but to be honest... I hated every minute of it. I am NOT athletic at all. However,as some things have been stressing me out the past few weeks,I've been going to the gym near my apartment. And it's been so so great. I don't do anything special,just some elliptical... stretching... sit-ups... and jogging,but I feel SO great about myself after! All it takes is an hour to an hour a half,three to four times a week. I don't enjoy it too much,but the feeling of accomplishment afterwards is so worth it. I feel great about myself!
#2: Be active,with your life!
By this,I mean... Find a new hobby! Find an opportunity to serve others! At least once a week,I try hard to do some service for my church. Other days,I do my best to look for service opportunities through programs at my school. There's no better feeling than knowing that you are helping others!
Not only that,but you can do service for those close to you. Make dinner for a friend,send someone a nice message,invite someone over for treats,or even just make your roommate/sibling's bed! It's the little acts of kindness that lets them know you care.
#3: Drink H20.
Seriously. I know there's many studies out there that tell you how great water is for you. It helps clear your mind.... AND YOUR SKIN! I've been doing my best to keep myself hydrated. And now I'm kind of addicted. I hardly drink carbonated beverages anymore. But it's not a bad thing (:
Take some time for yourself. Read a book. Do a craft. Learn to cook a new recipe. Take a power nap. Do things that build up your faith. Take time to think about your life without the distractions of iPods... Cellphones.. and of course,the internet.
#5: Think happy thoughts.
The mind is both the greatest AND deadliest escape. Don't let YOU get yourself down! Know that you are a great person. Think happy thoughts of others! "Holding a grudge is letting someone live in your head rent-free". Work hard to let go of things/people that bother you. "Those who matter don't mind,and those who mind don't matter". Believe in yourself! Have confidence. Know that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it. Love yourself,and others will love you!! (cheesy but true)
I bear witness that the said things above can have a great influence on your life! I hope that this post was able to help someone today.
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Be grateful for the life which you have been given!
Thanks for reading.
Love you all.