Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing

Living Your Dreams

Living Life to Its Fullest

by Sara Stringer

Are you still trying to determine how to live your life to its fullest? If you are, you are very much not alone. Sadly, though, most of the time, people will go through their entire lives never having truly experienced all that this life has to offer. You should understand that everything that holds you prisoner to a life that you might not want is created right in your own mind. That isn’t to say that you will simply be able to wish your way into a new life, though. However, what you can do is to work actively toward living your life to its fullest. In the following paragraphs, you will find a few ideas that you might want to use to make your life feel a bit fuller.

Take a Break

That’s right, you deserve it! Take a nice, long, relaxing vacation. If you can afford it, you might even want to go someplace relatively exotic, like a Cabo San Lucas family resort. You can relax in a penthouse or villa while gazing out over the Sea of Cortez. The Baja Peninsula is a great place to get away from it all and get yourself back together. This might even be one of those vacations that you will be able to put on and cross off of your bucket list.

Have Goals

One of the things that you can do if you want your life to have more meaning is to create goals for yourself. Make sure that you set time periods for them too. Like, you want to be able to have $5,000 saved by the end of this year. Know what you want to accomplish and then when the end of the time period has come for a specific goal, you will be able to look back with a sense of accomplishment. These goals can comprise a constantly evolving list. You might not reach all of them by the end of the time period that you set for them, but if you write them down and commit yourself to them, you will have a better chance of sticking to them.

Make a Difference

Something that you can do on a daily basis to live life to the fullest is to try to make a difference in someone else’s life in a positive way. It doesn’t need to be anything huge either. Sometimes, just a smile and a friendly greeting can make a big difference in someone’s day. Make them feel good about themselves and they will definitely remember it.

Start Fresh

Each day is a new one and should be approached as such. Try not to let yourself be held down by something that happened yesterday. Wake up each morning and make the decision that you will have a good day and be positive throughout the day.

Stop Complaining

We hear them all the time… dogs that whine and howl while never doing anything about whatever it is that is making them act that way. We can be the same at times. People can have a tendency to complain about their issues while not doing anything to get out of the situation that they are in. Try to stop complaining about things that are bothering you and instead, do something about it.

Live for Yourself

We should never choose a path because of expectations that someone else might have for us. It doesn’t matter if these are expectations held by your family, friends, or even society in general. When you choose a path, choose one that you want to walk down for your own reasons.

Live for Other People

While it is never good to let anyone else choose your path for you, it is also important that you don’t choose one that can be hurtful to those who are close to you in your life. It can be incredibly simple to get over involved in your own life, however, you also need to take care of the people in your life whom you love. If you don’t, what will it all be for when all is said and done?

Be Proactive

If you see something that needs to be done or changed, do something about it. Don’t wait for anyone else to do it or it might never get done.

About the Author

Sara Stringer is freelance writer who enjoys writing about natural health alternatives. In her spare time, she enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle through swimming and practicing yoga.

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