Now I don’t know about you but I find it very difficult to live in the moment. Nearly everyday I find myself day dreaming about what my life could be like, if only I ………Changed my job…Won the Lottery…Found my dream Man (Cough *Chris Pratt* Cough)… Could Travel the World.
I have come to realise that I never seem to feel Happy with where my life is at!! Instead of focusing on all the things that are great about my life at the moment, I am always thinking about how I could make it better and more exciting. And I am starting to realise how sad and damaging being in this mind-set can be.
By always wondering how much better my life could be if certain things would happen, I am not really enjoying and appreciating how good my life is in the present!
So after some very deep thinking (Which really hurt, trust me!) I have come up with ideas that I feel can help to change your mind-set to focus on the life that you are living, not the life you wish you had.
These are –
Stop comparing your life with other people’s!
With Social Media playing such a huge part in our lives these days, it is so easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself and things in your life, to what you see on other people’s Facebook timelines and Instagram pages. Every time I go onto Instagram I am bombarded with amazing photos from other people’s full and exciting lives and I can’t help but to compare them to my own.
Though it is difficult, we need to stop this comparison, by reminding yourself that another persons success is not your failure. Instead of being filled with jealousy when viewing other people’s posts and photos, try to use them as inspiration. Don’t get hung up on other people being further ahead in life. We are all on our own life paths and focusing on someones elses successes will not help you towards reaching your own!
Be grateful for what you already have
The benefits of focusing on what you already have in your life that you love and that bring you happiness can be endless. By regularly practicing gratitude and reflecting on all the good things in your life can help you to be more positive, expressive and thankful.
It is far too easy to take for granted all the good things in our lives, but by regularly asking ourselves what we are grateful for, we can focus on what we do have rather than what we want.
Don’t be afraid to get out there and accomplish your goals! If there is something that you have always wanted to do but you keep putting it off, then STOP! What are you waiting for? If you want to love the life that you have, then you have to get out into the world and live it. You can’t imagine the levels of success you will feel by accomplishing your desires and goals. It is way to easy to get stuck into the mindset of I will do it one day. That day is not in the future, it is today!!! So get a move on 🙂