5 Ways to Feel Good About Life
In this world that’s full of evil, is goodness missing? When things are not doing great, how will you cope up with it? Life is not easy; it’s a reality one must understand. It is when we start to embrace this truth that we can learn to adapt and enjoy life. Yes, we can have joy in living. If you think you’re lost right now and everything seems to be just cruel, take heart because there’s more to life than sorrow.
I have listed here a few ways you can feel good about life. I hope each of these will help you realize the worth of your existence.
1. Know that your life has a purpose.
This is very basic but often disregarded. You wake up in the morning, do your daily routine, you go home then sleep. Come next day and you repeatedly do what you do. One day you got fed up and you started asking why? Why do you do these things? Surely you should have a reason, a purpose perhaps. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a Russian novelist, journalist, and short-story writer once said that, “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”
2. Live in the present.
Many of us are either prisoners of our dark past or slaves of the future. Live in the present, for it is how life should be. Louis E. Boone, a United States academic author whose works covered contemporary business and economics once said that, “The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”
3. Happiness is free.
While many would not agree and say nothing is free, there are actually sources of abundant joy offered for free. When you watch nature’s wonders, it reminds you of the beauty of surroundings. Come on, go out and see the other side of the world. Find delight in doing different activities like watching movies, playing with kids, reading a book, and much more! Stephen Chbosky, an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director best known for writing The New York Times bestselling coming-of-age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower said that, “There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
4. Life is swimming with the current.
Have an attitude of the uncomplaining. Things don’t always work out as plan and life isn’t perfect. You have to deal with it and sometimes the best way to do it is by swimming with the current. Maya Angelou, an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist said, “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”
5. You are important.
You are not worthless. You are high-valued. Many people are wondering where the flowers in the garden are, yet they spend all their effort planting weeds. Same with life, instill in your mind that you are a significant person and that you are needed. You have a role in beautifying the garden by planting flowers and removing the weeds. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, an American writer once said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”