A guide on how to live life to the fullest and maximize your life in 2022.
How do you live every day to the fullest?
Living every day of your life to its fullest involves being intentional about what you do in your day. To be intentional, you must have ideas of what kind of feelings, thoughts, and actions you want to be a part of in your everyday life. To discover what types of thoughts, feelings and activities you want to partake in regularly, you need to first sit down with yourself and reflect and contemplate. You might also need to think of what you want to leave in 2021 and what you want to participate less in, in 2022. Through quiet reflection, you can come to conclusions about the most meaningful things to you.
Why should we try to live life to the fullest?
You only get one life, and why waste it not having the best time and embracing each moment for what it is? So that when we look back, we can honestly admit that we put our best effort into achieving excellence in every path we decided to take. A life filled with many accomplishments, adventures and many stories we'd be proud to tell someday. I think we'd all like to reminisce and look back on our younger days and say we did try to enjoy ourselves as much as we could and live our lives to the fullest yet in the most sustainable ways.
“Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don’t put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. In any balanced personal definition of success there has to be a powerful element of living life in the present.” -Mireille Guiliano
How to Maximize your Life in 2022:
Wake up with gratitude.
The moment we wake up and open our eyes in the morning, we should feel grateful we were given a chance to live another day on this beautiful planet. Gratitude can change your entire outlook on life and turn almost any situation into a positive one. In quiet moments during my day and right before bed, I like to reflect on five things I am grateful for in my life or what is around me at that moment.
Set Goals and Plan for the Future.
Having set goals gives you something to work towards and accomplish in your life. Achieving a goal can create a high level of satisfaction throughout your life. So set some 2022 goals that you believe you can achieve and challenge yourself in ways you have never experienced before. While being constantly spontaneous can be exciting and fun, planning is also essential, especially for your future and goals. When you put a plan together, it may not go exactly the way you planned, but you'll usually end up somewhere that you feel grateful for. One way to reach significant goals is by starting small with daily habits or mini-goals you can complete in a timely manner that contribute to progressing you towards your big goal.
Avoid focusing on the negative side of things. Try to limit your complaints and focus more on what you're happy about. Feel gratitude for what is positive in your situation.
Look for different opportunities around you.
Sometimes, when we live each day in our comfort zone around the same comfortable people doing the same things, we can live life with blinders on. Often, we are surrounded by new opportunities, people, and places, and we must start looking around and getting outside our comfort zones. You'd be surprised how much opportunity is out there for you.
Stand and Walk Tall; believe in yourself.
Whatever way we carry ourselves can influence how we and others perceive us. Fake it till you make it, and just take the first step in believing in yourself.
Adding on to speaking loud and clearly, don't be afraid to express what's honestly on your mind. People may not always like what you have to say or understand you, which is okay. It doesn't make your thoughts any less valid if someone doesn't agree or mocks you for having them. If they don't respect your feelings, those people are irrelevant. Being honest with yourself and others will make life easier for everyone.
Life is just as much about helping improve the lives of others as it is about improving our own lives. Giving back to your community or helping others in different ways can fulfil you while making a difference.
Have a positive mindset.
Taking a negative view of life will only make things more complex and attract the bad. You can choose to have a positive attitude by believing the best can happen, and you will attract a future full of opportunities that can make you happier than before.
Forgive and Let go of the past.
Forgiving someone who had hurt you can help you heal yourself from your past pain. Like forgiving those who hurt you, letting go of the past will enable you to live the most whole life you desire.
Appreciate the people you love in your life.
We never know what turn life will take and how long we will have each other. That is why we must appreciate the ones we love in our lives as much as possible while we still have them. Loving and feeling loved is one of the most fulfilling aspects of our lives.
Learn something new daily and try new things.
This vast and colourful world is filled with endless knowledge and new stimuli all around us. Learning something new or getting to know interesting stories and facts can enlighten and inspire us. Not to mention trying a foreign activity or hobby, once again putting ourselves outside of our comfort zones. Learning these new skills and things will make you a more enjoyable and well-rounded person. It will give you more things to talk about with people and experience.
Take time for yourself and get comfortable being alone.
You are all you have throughout your entire life. One way to live your fullest life is by taking time for yourself. It is always essential for us in our busy lives to take moments daily to rechange and live according to our own needs. Sometimes we need to get more comfortable prioritizing our needs over others, whether that be a day of rest or taking time to go for a run, write in a journal or meditate. Get comfortable with your own company and listen to what our bodies and minds subconsciously tell us.
Take a risk and be spontaneous.
Living life in fear and within your comfort zone? Living in fear and sheltered is not how we were meant to live. Don't let your palaeolithic instincts get the best of you. Take a risk if you think it might be worth it. Even if things don't go perfectly, believe that you will always learn from your falls and can always bounce back from them. And when you take chances in life, and it turns out positively or pays off big, you'll be glad you were brave enough to do it. Just as it's good to plan, it's also good to be spontaneous when your gut feeling is right. Do something random now and then, for when you live in each moment, you create unforgettable memories you'll never forget.
Seek advice from knowledgeable people.
Seeking advice from various people of all different ages walks of life, and occupations can benefit you, especially when an individual might be an expert in their field. Expanding your awareness and discussing with others can bring insight and reflection to your life and the path you are on. It can help you move much more smoothly towards your desires.
Health is the new wealth.
Health is the new form of wealth, for if we ever had taken our health and the health of others for granted, the COVID-19 pandemic changed that exceptionally quickly. A huge part of living life to its fullest is having good health and energy to do the things we love. This starts with taking the best care of yourself possible. Sleeping and eating well, exercising regularly, taking care of your mental health and staying hydrated are all essential building blocks of wellness and good health. Take care of yourself, for you only have one body to live this one life.
Remember, life is a journey.
Remembering that life truly is a journey and not a destination is vast, for life is constant;y changing. Nothing will ever stay the same or remain static, for this entire universe is made of energy and constantly moving and changing.