We’ve all had ups and downs in our life. I know I’ve had my fair share of downs, and I’ve had to get over struggles in order to be where I am today. But I am someone that proudly says, I love my life!
It’s true! There are people everywhere who have no problem with the way they’re living their life. They’re enjoying every minute of it. Those people didn’t always feel this way, though.
The importance of struggles in life
Everyone experiences hardships in their lives and need to find a way through them. But people who aren’t happy with their life or can’t say they love it are usually those who don’t see struggles as a necessary life occurrence.
Having a hard time in life actually benefits you. It teaches you lessons, makes you stronger, and you learn how to get through a tough time in one piece. Sure, they really suck, but struggling is a necessary part of becoming a happy person who can say, I love my life!
Ways you can be someone who loves their life
There is no special miracle suddenly making your life better or making you love it. You actually have to do some work in order to be someone that can say they love their life, but the work is definitely worth it.
If you’re struggling to find happiness in your life and you just don’t like where it’s going, you’ll benefit the most from this. These ways to be someone who is always saying, “I love my life,” will change you for the better.
#1 Ditch the negative people. Who do you surround yourself with? Are you around people who smile a lot and build you up? Or are you always around people who complain and put you in a negative mindset?
You’d be surprised how much ditching all the negative people in your life truly changes your perspective on life. You are who you surround yourself with, so you need to be around those who have a positive attitude. Be around others who can say, “I love my life,” and you will start to say that, too. [Read: 12 ways to stop negative people from sapping your energy]
#2 Ditch the negative attitude. Getting rid of negative people does nothing unless you’re willing to ditch your negative attitude along with them. The great thing about humans is we actually reshape the way our minds think simply by consciously deciding to always think positive. Give it a try every day.
#3 Get a hobby or two. We can’t just live our lives for someone else and expect to be happy. You have to have something in your life that is all for you and that will make you happy. Hobbies are a great example.
Go join a club, try painting, pick up knitting, and try anything you think you might like. Having something fun and exciting in your life will make you love it!
#4 Talk to someone. We can’t hold everything inside. We need people to talk to in order to truly be able to say, “I love my life!” You have to find someone you trust to talk to on a regular basis about life. You’ll see how much happier it can make you. [Read: Feeling forever alone? 13 steps to feel loved all over again]
#5 Solve any problems. A lot of the reasons why people don’t enjoy their lives is simply because they have a lot of issues in them. They struggle in their relationship, with debt, and even in their jobs.
If you want to love your life, solve these problems one step at a time. You also have to realize struggles don’t make for a bad life. You can have a happy life that you love, even with problems.
#6 Spend a lot of time with friends. If they’re positive friends, that is. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people who support you and build you up is vital for a happy life that you’ll love.
These are the people bringing you joy and help you feel secure. Those are two very important aspects in being able to be someone who is always saying, “I love my life!” [Read: 12 things you do to make your life much worse]
#7 Make goals and work toward them. People have to have goals to reach. We need to feel accomplishments in life. I truly believe making goals is the first step to feeling this.
By making goals, you’re giving your life purpose and you’re reaching for your dreams at the same time. Those two things alone can make you start saying, “I love my life!”
#8 Exercise regularly. Being fit and healthy changes your outlook on the world. Fit people are some of the most positive and fulfilled people out there. Being healthy makes you feel good and when you feel good, you love your life. So hit the gym at least three days a week and make an effort to eat healthy foods.
#9 Have a form of healthy relaxation. Everyone has their own way of unwinding after a long day. They read a book, go for a walk, meditate, and all sorts of different things.
Find a healthy outlet for your stress in order to truly love your life. Find something making you happy but also calms you down. Do it every single day before bed. [Read: 19 life quotes to motivate you to live a better life]
#10 Volunteer somewhere. Helping others makes us feel better. It’s a proven fact, and volunteering is something that people who always say, “I love my life,” do regularly.
Go to a soup kitchen, volunteer to tutor children, or even donating money to the homeless helps you start to love your life again. It doesn’t take much for you to start feeling better about your life.
#11 Write in a journal. We can’t always vent to our friends or they would get sick of talking to us. One thing to rid yourself of negative thoughts and feelings is to write them down in a journal.
Putting your thoughts down on paper actually helps alleviate you of those feelings, and it’ll clear your mind for positivity. This is a great way to start being able to say, “I love my life!” [Read: Don’t stay stuck: 16 strategies to get your shit together]
#12 Talk to a new person every day. Now, I know your mom taught you not to talk to strangers, but I think she’ll make an exception if it means you’ll love your life. You never know what insight a stranger can have, and it’s important to get to know new people.
Talk to one new person every single day. Even if it’s just a, “Hi, how are you?” you’re adding value to your life. You will love how that makes you feel.
#13 Let go of the past. Too many people hold onto the past and it affects their lives in a negative way. Let it go. Let go of everything that has happened that brings you down and start fresh if you want to love your life.
#14 Listen to upbeat music. This may seem like a silly one, but music actually changes your whole mood! If you want to be a happy person that loves their life, then you should be listening to music that reflects the same message. You’ll be surprised how quickly your mood changes with an upbeat song. [Read: 40 fun and upbeat songs to groove you out of that funk]
#15 Work on personal development every day. Personal development is something successful people do daily. They find something to read or listen to that will teach them valuable life lessons.
You can listen to a number of different motivational audio books or just watch guest speakers on YouTube. The difference taking 10 minutes to do this each day is remarkable.
[Read: 13 happy things you need for a perfectly happy life]
Being someone who is always saying, “I love my life,” is everyone’s goal. We all want to be happy in life and with these 15 steps, you can be.
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