Life is a sequence of day after day, and unfortunately, every single one of us only has a limited number. A lot of us feel that we waste a lot of our time, not being very productive or repeating the same patterns over and over getting nowhere fast. The truth us many of us could be making better use of the time that we are given.
Here are some ideas on how you can make the most of each and every day.
Be aware of what you think
We are all conscious beings, but how aware of your thoughts are you? Considering we are what we think, it’s important to be mindful of what you think and how you feel. If you can administer more control over your own thoughts you will be more present in the moment and more able to guide yourself through the day. Exchange negative thoughts for positive ones and be aware that you are doing this. If you can train your mind to be more happy you will feel so much better, and what is better than that?
Think about what you eat and drink
Do not mindlessly pop sweet after sweet into your mouth, become more aware of the fuel you put in your body. Savour the taste of things and chew them up properly. All of this will help your body digest. Also, when you have a drink, don’t always go for the fizzy ones. Have water and flush your system through, this will reinvigorate you more than you realise.
Do what makes you happy
Think about what you can do every day to make you happier. Perhaps it is a little daily exercise, or maybe it is playing the guitar. To know what will make you happy, you have to know yourself. Ask yourself who you are. Spend some quality time alone, away from the pressures of the outside world to focus your mind.
Don’t live for others
This does not mean you cannot help people out, but ensure that your life is your own. If you are always going out of your way for people who do not deserve it then, step back and think. You have to start standing up for yourself, or you will not be happy, and you will not make the most of your time.
Change your bad habits
Nothing will improve your mood more than changing the things in your life that you know are dragging you down. Imagine how you would feel if you never had to pick up a cigarette again. Addiction is something that controls you, and you may feel you are almost powerless against it. This is not true. You are the power force over your own mind. You have to believe you can do anything you want. Even if you know you require extra support, do it. Have a look and see if you can find sober living homes near me, for example. If you can begin the journey to freedom from addiction today, you know that you made the most of today.
This is a collaborative post.