Do you ever get to the end of your day, week, month, and year and wonder where the time went? I’m pretty sure most of us do this, maybe even regularly. This scenario comes about because of a lack of life-enjoyment and focus on the present moment. The truth is, we spend a lot of time existing and not really living. Of course, there are many factors that play into this existential condition. However, today, we are going to explore just a few remedies that will help you to make life more fulfilling, even during these times of chaos.
Focus on Health
The health of our whole being (body, mind, and spirit) is something we cannot ignore if we want to be happy and fulfill the life we are meant to live. Once I started looking at my life through the perspective that everything is connected and everything I do, say, and think affects my ability to be happy, my life fulfillment changed.
When you live a healthy lifestyle by being mindful, feeding your body quality nutrition, and living with purpose, you feel good and enjoy the world around you more. I make it a life-mission to learn continually about holistic health and practice its concepts as much as I can. I encourage you to do your own research to truly discover what health practices are right for you and your lifestyle.
Follow Your Dreams
One of the top keys to loving life and living at a high level of fulfillment is doing what you love. You can translate this to a career, parenting, volunteering, or simply being of service to humanity in some way. I know all too well that not feeling and expressing a life purpose can bring on feelings of sadness, disconnect, and even depression.
Think about what makes you smile and want to get out of bed in the morning. It doesn’t matter how crazy or unusual your dream is. Maybe you’re an artist who paints bizarre scenes of life, someone who wants to clean up the highways, or perhaps you love helping families get through the loss of loved ones. Truthfully, you can pursue your life dreams by taking steps toward them. Go on and get that SBA loan for funeral home facilities. Start that foundation to fund clean up efforts. Get out there and find your “bizarre” scenes and start painting! You get what I’m saying, right? Don’t let anyone tell you that your dream is dumb or not attainable.
Spend Time with Loved Ones
It’s the people you surround yourself with that make life worth living. This is one reason why loners tend to be more cynical and don’t seem to like their circumstances no matter what happens. We are social creatures that need to be connected.
Think about it, if you were told you had a week left to live. I’m guessing you wouldn’t be as concerned about your job, money, your home, and whether you had the latest fashion. No, you’d want to spend every last minute with the people you love. Maybe we should be doing a little more of this anyway. I’m betting just this one act would make life more fulfilling.
Create a Home Oasis
Home is where we spend the majority of our time, right? Well, if it’s not pleasant to be there, how can you expect to feel good about much of anything? Clutter, odors, bad design, gross colors, and poorly decorated spaces are all culprits for stress and even physical illness. Yes, your home atmosphere could be making you sick. The reason is that we react to our environments emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Making your home more comfortable with soothing color, textures, and aromas is a well-known healing practice. In fact, some people do this instinctively. If you have had a baby, you’ll remember the “nesting instinct” and how it drove you to make everything perfect as you could. Well, we don’t need a bun in the over to motivate us to create an oasis in our homes. Make your space personal to you, fill it with things that you love, and make it a place where you can relax and recuperate from whatever life throws at you.
Keep up with Your Hobbies
Finally, hobbies help to build skills, keep us social and productive longer. They help us to break the work-eat-sleep-repeat cycle and give us something to look forward to that we’ve chosen to do because we love doing it. If you’ve given up on a hobby from the past, I recommend taking some steps to bring it back to life! You don’t have to give a hobby all of your extra time, but try to participate in it regularly, so you build your skills and get the most out of it.