Everybody wants to be happy, that goes without saying. And without sounding too corny, the power is in your hands. You donΓÇÖt have to settle for less than perfection in your life. You call the shots, so you should make those shots count! Okay, that sounds a little obvious and it might be easier said than done, but there are small changes you could start making. If you want to really love life then letΓÇÖs make it happen!
FITNESS.┬áYes, we know, the thought of exercise doesnΓÇÖt excite most of us, but thatΓÇÖs because most of us approach physical activity in the wrong way. Instead of seeing it as a chore, you need to see it as a fun and enriching part of your daily lifestyle. And in order to achieve that, you need to find a form of physical exercise that you actually enjoy. This already sounds like a lot of work, but it doesnΓÇÖt have to be an impossible task. Just think about your interests. Maybe youΓÇÖre a sociable person. Instead of working out alone, then, you might want to take up a fun sport or some other sort of social physical activity. You might even want to get your buddies involved so that you have an incentive to really give it a go. How about┬ádancing or karate classes? Think outside the box. Alternatively, if you donΓÇÖt like the idea of exercising in a room full of other people then you donΓÇÖt have to do so. Forget the gym full of seasoned professionals; get your iPod, put on an inspirational playlist, and go for a light jog around the block. Exercising is all about getting your body moving, and there are so many different ways to do that. ItΓÇÖll release endorphins in your brain and thatΓÇÖll give you a brighter outlook on life. Change your outlook on the idea of exercise; once you actually get started, itΓÇÖs more exhilarating than you might imagine. Happiness starts with a good level of physical wellbeing. Check out our┬áGet Fit section for tons of workout ideas, tips and gear to make your workouts really sing.┬á
CAREER. When you were a kid, you mightΓÇÖve wanted to be an astronaut.. or the president. Obviously, not everybody can have such exclusive careers, but that doesnΓÇÖt mean you have to sell yourself short and settle for a career you hate. If you wanted to be president then you could pursue a career in politics. If you wanted to be an astronaut then you could pursue a career in astrophysics and gradually climb up the ladder as you learn and gain experience. Want to work in medicine, but don’t have the time to spend 12 years of your life pursuing the field? How about trying┬ámidwifery school to help deliver babies? The point is that you need to pursue a career that taps into your interests so you enjoy getting up in the morning and making your way to work. Check out our Diva Interview series with people who are pursuing their passions and making a career out of it.
OUTLOOK.┬áThereΓÇÖs nothing wrong with serving your own interests, but one of the best ways to do this is to serve the interest of others too. Being selfless is one of the best ways to be happy. Of course, that doesnΓÇÖt mean you should give yourself a pat on the back for being amazing every time you do something kind for someone else, but it does mean you should value the people around you. Even doing something kind for a stranger can be an incredibly rewarding experience. If you want to really love life then you need to spread positive vibes. The more good things we all do for one another, the more pleasant the world will be. That might seem like a rather simple way of looking at things, but maybe simplicity is what we all need in life. Check out our articles on Happiness to learn more ways to feel great about yourself.