Living life to the fullest means coming to terms with everything in life – good or bad, and still choosing to press on anyway.
Many of us live our lives feeling like we have no control over our existence, yet that is not true. You can change your life to improve it for the better and live your life to the fullest. Here is how:
Define happiness on your own terms
When you want to live life to the fullest, the first thing you want to do is redefine what happiness means to you. We know of the societal definition of what happiness is supposed to look like, but what do you define happiness to you? When you choose to focus on happiness on your own terms, you will feel a heavy burden lifted off your shoulders. You will do things that make you happy simply because you want to do them and not because you are meeting societal expectations. This is what it feels like to be driven by intrinsic motivation.
Strive to be the best version of yourself.
While you don’t need to be held back by societal pressure, this does not mean being comfortable with mediocrity. Life is a journey, and you are going to need to adapt to each part of this journey. Don’t strive to be better than someone else. Instead, always strive to be better than previous versions of yourself. This way, you will discover new things about yourself that you never knew existed, and you will feel more contented this way.
Be kind to your body.
Many people often brag about how much they don’t sleep, how little they eat and how little they exercise etc. These are not things to be proud of. Even if you do not feel the effects now, you will definitely feel them later. Take proper care of your body and watch how much more alive you will feel. Be physically active, and eat healthily at every chance you get. All these not only improve your physical body but your mental being too. You are happier when you are well-rested, well-fed, and physically fit, studies show that.
Be about something
Set goals and have ways of achieving them. Do not go through life on autopilot, or you will live a miserable existence.
Living life fully needs us to be intentional in everything we do and so ensure that our actions lead to a better life for you.