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We are living in a world full of various circumstances, challenges and issues. It depends much on each person’s state of mind and consciousness to say life is just complicated or simple. In case you are finding your own way to life, BestLifeTips is about to show you how to make life easier in different practical and simple ways.
Why life is so hard?
You have to face the fact that everyone at their own levels and status deal with challenges. The poor, the rich, the highly educated, the uneducated, all of us have our own challenges. We often easily fall into the trap of mind in which our challenges are tougher and others look quite easy. Let’s see what’s going on in our mind.
- It’s difficult to understand the meaning of life: We are all so busy in our mind and rarely see what is really going on in the present moment. Life is not a game of cut-and-paste logic. Situations will happen at any moment for anybody, but some are able to see the hidden purposes in challenges, but some sadly can’t.
- We put our happiness to others’ hands: Not only people but also belongings, social status, education, career and so on that you label on yourself. You attach to them and think it’s define your life and your happiness. Is it true that you will be happy if you have it all? In most cases, it’s nearly impossible to seek happiness from outside. We’ve learned a lot in our experiences for the instability and unpredictable changes in life.
- We cannot accept: It’s all about fear and our illusions of life. We are given a checklist for what we are supposed to accomplish in life: get a (or several) degree(s), become successful before 30s, marry someone and have kids, retire and go travel and the list goes on. These things are amazing as long as they are what you really want to do for your life. Many people struggling with the checklists of their life and get stressed or even anxious if they cannot tick as much as others do, or they can’t feel it right for them.
- Our relationships: Connecting with others is important. Interpersonal interactions and social networks are important because they can help reduce anxiety and depression. It can also assist us in regulating our feelings and learning new knowledge about others. Isolating yourself from others would make life difficult for you. It will assist you in increasing your self-esteem, improving yourself, and becoming less intimidated.
How to make life easier?
So what are the secrets for an easier life and live peacefully on our own? Take these tips for your reference and build up a step-by-step plan to change your life. Life changing doesn’t sound complicated as we think about it.
Make peace with yourself
First and foremost, beyond anything, start working on yourself. It’s you who handles your life and you are the only one can make it happens. Don’t set any goals and daydream that it will happen someday, if it doesn’t belong to you. Listen to your inner voice, what it’s trying to talk with you, who you really are, what you yearn to do, not what you think you should be or do.
Stop comparing yourself to any “ideal image” that you think you are supposed to be. Accept your strong points as well as your weakness. TV shows, advertisements, social medias gradually teach us how our life, our appearance, our relationship should be. There is nothing wrong to live or look that way, but so do yours. The more you compare, the less happy and satisfied you feel about yourself.
The art behind your pain or stress is the lesson on how to love yourself and accept who you really are. Once you feel positive about yourself and take good care of yourself. We can move to the next steps.
Let go of control
Are you able to control your entire life and make it in the way you want to? Trying to control fixes nothing and sometimes makes it even worse.
We are obsessed with the outcome, which is definitely unpredictable and put our high expectation on the result. That’s the reason we can’t enjoy the journey and see the big picture behind everything.
How to let go of your control and let you be free? Make it simpler in your thoughts. Like:
- When you have a problem, face it not overthink about it.
- If you’ve got a plan, take every step towards your goals.
- If you have no plan, ask for help.
- Do everything wholeheartedly and let go of your expectation.
- If you get confused, list down all pros and cons and see what really makes sense to you.
The key here is taking action in any circumstances. Even when you are confused and have no plan, be a doer and action-taker. You don’t need to guarantee the best but, do the best as you can.
Manage your money
Money is a must, and financial management is always a positive thing. Sometimes, money management can be overwhelming for some of us. As we could be having difficulty paying taxes, grappling with loans, or simply cannot get our heads around the math.
The famous saying of Spike Milligan, “Money can’t buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery”, sounds can’t be more accurate. Simplifying your finances will make it easier for you to keep on board with your earnings.
- Learn to make a financial budget to keep track of your monthly revenue and expenses.
- Mindful shopping.
- Check your bank accounts against your receipts on a daily basis.
- Have a proposal to deal with any debts you might have.
- Make plan for saving.
- Learn about investment and passive income.
Declutter your home
Tidy room, tidy mind. There is always a debate between tidiness and messiness on how it affects on your mental health and creativity. According to a Time study, the Indiana University Department of Physical Activity, headed by associate professor Nicole Keith, discovered a connection between clean houses and healthier people.
- Read more on the research: Regular Cleaning is Good for Your Heart and Soul
It’s time to look around your house and decide if you really need all of that things. Are they useful or add any value to your house? Maybe you don’t know, but unnecessary objects distract you from concentration and rise your stress levels.
Take a few quick measures to declutter an area or room in your house, and you’ll see and feel the difference right away: more space, more time, more privacy, and less tension. Take a look at your house right now to see how you can simplify anything.
Use your time wisely
Life is so hard for us? That actually means that we are so busy and have no time for ourselves. There are always some states of life when you are under the pressure of time, such as parenting, moving to a new place, changing a new career, getting the second job and so on. Using time wisely means setting your priority, which means you need to decide what you say yes to and when.
For example, you’ve got a deadline on tomorrow morning but today is the last day of sales of your favorite sushi restaurant and your BFFs just texted you to hang out. Which one do you say yes to? Is there any option C for both?
Check on your schedule carefully and be brave to strike out any events that no longer support you and make any sense to your life. By that way, you know what are your priorities and make time for things that worth. But life is not all about the plans, allow for some downtime each day to unwind and just go with the breeze.
Set your goals
Once you know how to set priority, use your time, be honest with yourself and practice enough. Now it’s time to set your goals. Have you ever done your vision board and can’t see any change at the end of the year? Still wonder where the time has gone and why you have saved no money, purchased your dream house or car, pursued the preparation, and so on?
Be practical about your goals and give yourself enough time to make it come true. Don’t set it too high and push yourself in a short time. Learn about the wheel of life and decide which part of your life need improvement, set appropriate goals on it. Simplify the process and focus on the important things of life without being sidetracked by the trivial.
Easier life quotes
Why don’t pin any quotes to remind and encourage yourself? Here we go:
- Your success and happiness depend on you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. – Helen Keller.
- Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well. – Theodore Roosevelt.
- Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. – Bruce Lee.
- Every struggle, whether won or lost, strengthens us for the next to come. It is not good for people to have an easy life. They become weak and inefficient when they cease to struggle. Some need a series of defeats before developing the strength and courage to win a victory. – Victorio.
- You need a heart which is in love, not an easy life, to achieve happiness. – Josemaria Escriva.
- Simplicity has power. Founding our life on constructive, positive behavior is the simplest, most direct, and powerful approach I’ve ever found-simple, but not easy. – Dan Millman.
- If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. – Steve Maraboli.
- Happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. – Dalai Lama.
- Be happy with what you have while working for what you want. – Helen Keller.
- Strong people always have their life in order. Even with tears in their eyes. They still manage to say, I’m okay, with a smile. – Anonymous.
- It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. – Dale Carnegi.
- The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of it every day. – Anonymous.
- Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have. – Zig Ziglar.
- It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and to make your happiness a priority. It is necessary. – Mandy Hale.
- If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. – Albert Einstein.
- Those who desire happiness, find themselves. – Charles Orlando.
- Saying yes to happiness means learning to say not to the things and people that stress you out. – Thema Davis.
- Happiness is not a goal, it’s a by-product of a life well lived. – Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Life is tough sometimes, but it’s more important for you to know how to make life easier. BestLifeTips hope this post inspires you a bit to change your life. Give us a thumb up if you think it helps and come back for more tips for a healthier lifestyle.