We, human beings, have a tendency of wanting more, not recognizing what we have. This makes us live unfulfilled lives, because it is impossible to have all that you want. At least appreciate the little you have, and through this, you can move on and at least get three quarters of your dreams. Appreciating the life you have induces positivity in your daily life. This goes a long way in ensuring your emotional and mental health are in a good place . You can appreciate the life you already have by several ways. Here are a few:
The first step towards appreciating yourself is being thankful for what you have. The fact that you are alive should not be taken for granted. Appreciate your breath; do not wait till you are under a paid hospital oxygen to realize what a precious thing you have. Appreciative people always find happiness in who they are and what they have because they know how invaluable some of these things are, however unnoticeable.
- Look for someone who has less than you do. You will be grateful that you are who you are and you have what you have. Millions of people around the world would give up everything just to be who you are and be in your position. Look at lesser fortunate people than you, and you will understand that this is true. Many a times we look at the people who are more successful than we are. This only brings sadness in life, as we start thinking about how unprivileged we are and how unfair life has been to us.
- Take time to be with your family. Go for outings and vacations if possible, or just ensure you take at least a meal together. This will help you appreciate the life you have, at least you have people you love and who love you too. Love is an important part of everyone’s life, and to realize that you have it and make you proud of yourself.
- Take time to count your achievements and milestones in life before thinking of your failures. Be grateful that you have such ability. As you review your failures, do it with a positive mind, and see them as the stepping stones to your success. Then convince yourself that you are capable of doing more.
You have to love yourself more than anybody and anything. Appreciate the life you already have and your life will be healthy and wonderful.