20 Ways to Make Your Life Rich and Beautiful

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1. Find contentment and see the beauty in the way things are now.

Yes, this is very hard sometimes. There is, especially now it seems, a constant urge to do more and be more. We should be able to separate our goals and ambitions from the current life we have and know each one’s place in our lives in a beautiful balance. It will make life so refreshing.

While we may want to fix or improve our lives, our lives are what they are NOW and that’s ok. We all have a unique beauty in our current lives however they may be right now.

Learn to accept, be content, and find beauty in the here and now. However, have goals and ambitions while embracing change.

Balance is key.

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The key is that they must be of value to you in some way.

Omit and stay away from those that aren’t of value to you. If you don’t, they will become burdens in your life.

3. Reflect on your experiences — at least weekly if not daily.

What has happened this week? How is this helping me to become a better person, help others to become better, and what are the key takeaways for my life?

These observations and reflections are truly beautiful. They will add to your life.

4. Learn and remember what your simple pleasures are in life.

Quoted from the post, simple pleasures “…are simple things we like and are passionate about in life. This can even be as detailed as the smells, sights, and foods among many other simple and sometimes overlooked details in our life that evoke happiness and joy.”

5. Learn how to eat, drink, and live healthily.

Why do YOU want to do this? — that is what you need to find out for yourself as it’s different for everyone.

Understanding yourself enough to know why you want to live healthily is the component that makes this most beautiful.

6. Understand your childhood and how it has impacted your adult life.

Some can do this on their own and some may need the help of a professional. It’s nothing to be ashamed of or fear.

Learning from our childhood so that we can become the best version of ourselves is one of the most beautiful things we can do in life.

7. Learn about your family and friends.

Learning about them will add to your life and also theirs.

Ask them questions, spend time together in-person if you are able, and make sure they know how much they mean to you.

8. Learn to manage your finances well.

Learn to budget your money and live within your means.

Your mind will thank you and so will your wallet.

9. Learn from people who inspire you.

Once you know who you are inspired by, learn from them the most you can.

10. Learn what to cut from your life.

The key is to know yourself… Knowing yourself doesn’t end once you are sure you do either. We are constantly evolving and changing.

Be in touch with who you are NOW and who you want to become.

11. Travel.

If you can’t travel because you either don’t enjoy it for whatever reason or maybe you don’t have the funds to do so right now, then talk to people who have and learn from them.

Talk to and get to know people who are different from you and/or have different cultural backgrounds.

Many people don’t allow themselves to fully experience travel and learn the different views and ways of life that are such great mind-opening experiences. Then, traveling doesn’t offer quite the beautiful learning that’s so great.

Oftentimes, what I notice is that people want to use travel as a way to get attention and feel better than others. That’s not the reason to travel. Your 1,000 photos from Europe don’t make you a grand human being.

Use travel as a means to learn. The world is beautiful.

12. Figure out the career(s) you love.

Really the point here is that the term career can mean many things. A stay-at-home mom, for instance, has a tough but rewarding career.

Find what you love, what you feel is rewarding, and what brings you happiness and joy. Then, try to do more of it.

What career(s) we love, find rewarding, and bring us happiness and joy can change throughout our lives, however. Notice what new things you’re loving and what old things that once brought you happiness and joy but no longer are doing so.

Make a career out of going after the things that you love, whether you get paid for them or not. If you’re lucky enough to find this in a typical career, that’s great. If not, don’t sweat it and find it elsewhere.

13. Stop the negativity and complaining constantly.

Look at what you’re having a hard time with and either accept it, move on, or change it. I struggle with this sometimes; I think we all do.

Don’t let it become your life or whole being. It’s ok at times to feel this way, but to constantly be like this isn’t a good thing.

Change your mindset to a positive one or at least make small action steps to try and try again until you get into a better mental habit.

14. Explore any creative side you may have.

Some people don’t care about creative passions and maybe they know they aren’t the creative kind. That’s fine. Good, they know themselves. But, even so — I would still ask them to evaluate if they really don’t or if they could be simply ignoring their creativity. No harm is done though if you don’t have any single itch in your entire soul for creativity.

If you do have a creative itch… Let your creative side come out.

Be a kid again making some shitty first-drafts (we do that as adults too — FYI. It’s ok. It’s normal.) or artwork or crafts that only your mother would love. Haha.

Do it and do it again and again… you’ll get better. I promise. And if you don’t get better, well it’s still a lot of fun, isn’t it?

Do it even if you don’t think you’re all that great at it. It’s ok. Pablo Picasso didn’t make a masterpiece overnight. It takes work to create skill and success.

Don’t be afraid to explore all parts of you. You can be more than what you think you may be… explore it all. Every beautiful piece of you.

15. Figure out your style.

Your clothes and the way you keep yourself groomed are some of the first things that people see when they meet you or even look at you across the coffee shop. (As I’m sitting here in a coffee shop today, I thought that was most fitting.)

You don’t have to dress like Beyonce to have fashion or style either. If you find jeans and a t-shirt is your style…. Own it! The key here is that you want to know what styles and fashions you feel most comfortable with and love.

People can sense when your style and your heart don’t match.

16. Learn that relationships (all do, but here I want to focus on romantic partner relationships) take work and commitment.

Relationships have highs and lows just the same as we do in our own lives.

We aren’t always going to feel grand whether in a relationship or not. We shouldn’t expect pure perfection in our relationship or future relationships (future — if you’re single and thinking about your ideal relationship).

Everything ebbs and flows. If we didn’t have the ebbs and flows, it honestly wouldn’t be as beautiful or as grand. Those highs and lows make up our lives.

17. Learn to be happy alone, if even for a short amount of time. (And I don’t mean for you to become a loner!)

Some people think they need someone with them or talking with them at all times. Mostly, it’s because somewhere deep down they might be afraid of being alone or don’t know how to handle their own presence.

Quietness is ok sometimes. Being alone is ok sometimes. Not to excess, but some time alone to yourself is ok and needed.

If you find being alone hard to do, just start out slow and increase your confidence with time. You’ll thank yourself for giving yourself this opportunity.

18. Figure out everyone who helped you to become who you are today. Thank them.

19. Learn what environments and spaces you thrive in.

Do you need your office in the basement or your office on the main floor beside the windows that give you that natural light you so desperately need to feel even more you and refreshed — ready to show the world all you got?

Figure out the environments and spaces you need to do your best and be your best. The little details matter.

20. Take notice of all the beautiful things in life and in yourself.

There’s so much to learn and so much beauty in this life and in yourself that we take for granted.

Notice. Learn. — This is beautiful.

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