5 Steps To A Better Life

Live In the Moment

What exactly does that mean? There is an old Eskimo proverb, “Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.” It means to remind yourself that worrying about the future or regretting the past isn’t going to change what has or is going to happen. Focus on a desire and breathe it in. Let yourself fully connect with that feeling. Living in the moment is a whole lot easier during special times but most days aren’t filled with special events. Until you learn to live in the moment, those everyday worries, resentments, or other distractions will rob you of your life.

Deliberate Intent

Someone once said the first step in getting what you want is to decide what you want. Sounds easy, but some find this to be the hardest part. We’ll cover that in another article. But for now, decide what it is you want, then make a commitment to focus on this to the exclusion of everything else. What we focus on becomes larger in our lives. If happiness is what you want, focus on feeling happy . If you focus on feeling happy, you will feel happier. It’s all about setting the intention to feel good at the top of your list.

Express Your Gratitude

Stop for a moment and think of something or someone in your life that you’re grateful for. Really focus on that thought. What specifically are you grateful about? Think of nothing else but your gratitude for having this person or thing in your life and why you appreciate it. Close your eyes and remind yourself why you are so blessed to have this person or thing in your life. Make gratitude a larger part of your life. You can enormously improve your life by simply changing your focus to thoughts of gratitude. MyGratitudeJournal.com has free on-line journal to help you write about one thing you feel grateful for every day.

Challenge Your Beliefs

Beliefs are thoughts you think over and over which you think are true about yourself, others, and life. Bringing clarity to what you believe about yourself, about what you want, and why you want it can be like the north star on a clear night. Your beliefs guide you to the attainment of your desires. But the sad fact is, most of us are unaware of our most basic and core beliefs. Many of these beliefs were accepted as fact when we were children. Most people will live they’re entire life completely unaware of how they’re beliefs are effecting they’re feelings, thoughts and actions. Some beliefs cut across the grain to what you say you want. Live consciously and identify those beliefs.

Celebrate Your Successes

Find a meaningful way to acknowledge your personal benchmarks and achievements. They don’t need to be grand or showy but take the time celebrate accomplishments and show gratitude to those who matter or helped make it possible for your achievement. Acknowledging your achievements is another way of enforcing your belief in the power of self.