So here you are. Living this life. Taking this journey. Getting a piece of this unique experience. There are high points, and there are low points. And sometimes it actually seems like there are more lows than highs.
Sometimes it may even feel like you’re just existing and not really living. We all sometimes fall into the Zombie phase. You know, the one where you’re just mindlessly going through the motions.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
As a matter of fact, it SHOULDN’T be this way. You deserve better. You deserve to see the brighter side of life. And the good news is, there are a few steps you can take to achieve this goal.
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Are you ready to take those first steps towards living your best life? Well, let’s start here.
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Everyone’s journey is unique. It doesn’t matter how similar your story is to the next person, how long you’ve known the person, or how close you are to the person. At the end of the day, no two journeys are the same.
The ultimate goal should be to experience true happiness in this unique experience we call life. And the truth is, you will never achieve that happiness if you’re always comparing yourself to the next person.
Yes. We are all guilty of it. All of us at one point or another have fallen into the comparison trap. But it’s not too late to put an end to that pattern. Leave it in the past. The comparison game stops here.
Set Healthy Boundaries
Okay, this step may make you a bit uncomfortable. But you cannot skip it. It is an absolute must-have if you really want to live your best life. Establish clear boundaries.
Without healthy boundaries in place, people will take advantage of you. Whether it be in the workplace, at home, with your friends, in your business, or in some other relationship, you should always set boundaries.
Setting boundaries will set the stage for how others will treat you. These boundaries are the guidelines that assert what you will and will not allow in your experience.
Speaking from personal experience, setting boundaries is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I have allowed other people to ruin my credit, drain my finances, talk down to me, and just mistreat me while I continued to give and give.
I am now able to communicate with confidence my needs and preferences while also letting people know exactly how they will treat me or they will be promptly dismissed. Period.
My advice to you is to value your self-respect. And don’t be afraid to take control of your life by establishing boundaries. Those who don’t wish to respect those boundaries, don’t need to be in your space. It’s as simple as that.
It is okay to say “no” and to be assertive without being disrespectful. At the end of the day, it is YOUR job to make yourself happy and this is something you absolutely have to do for yourself.
There’s no way I can talk about living your best life without emphasizing the importance of taking care of yourself.
Self-care should ALWAYS be a top priority. No one is going to love you the way you can love yourself. Let me say it again. NO ONE IS GOING TO LOVE YOU THE WAY YOU CAN LOVE YOURSELF.
Self-love is a special kind of love. And it’s a type of love that so many of us lack (or have lacked).
But if you truly want to become the best version of yourself and make the most out of this life. Start by loving on YOU.
YOU should always be at the top of your giving list. This is non-negotiable.
Taking care of yourself will ultimately make you a better mother, spouse, friend, employee, etc. So by giving to yourself, you automatically give to those around you.
What are some things on your “Best Life Bucket List”? Feel free to share in the comments! And cheers to you on your journey.