Living a good life

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‘Good Life’ – the definition of it might differ from person-to-person because of the difference in needs and perceptions. However, generally speaking, a good life implies a happy life with peace of mind, with the loved ones kept close, with clarity in personal goals and a happy ending.

Isn’t it? We all want a life that is happy and balanced. But we get caught up in our fast-paced lives that we are unable to maintain a balance between work and personal life. And, happiness and peace are seen rarely.

Here are some reminders that would help you live a good life.

  • Nurture your relationships. Our loved ones are the most important people in our lives. They love us unconditionally, care for us selflessly and are always there for us through thick and thin. Spend time with your dear ones because that is pure bliss. You might become a billionaire but if you lose all your relationships along the way, you won’t be happy in that sense of loneliness.
  • Be self-sufficient. Be your own boss. Don’t depend yourself upon others when you need some money. Don’t let anybody influence you emotionally. Be physically fit so that you don’t need someone to be your human crutch. Aim for self-sufficiency in all spheres. When you let someone else control your life, you aren’t free. This lack of freedom can never make you happy.
  • Follow your passion. Do what you love and love what you do. If you aren’t passionate about something you are pursuing, you won’t be successful in it and you would end being sorrowful and morose. Do what your heart really wants you to do. Don’t give up on your passion because of anyone. Don’t give up your chances of being a master in something that you love to be a mediocre in something that you don’t even like.
  • Efficiently utilize the resources that you have. Unlimited resources don’t guarantee success. Success comes when you efficiently utilize the limited resources that you have. The finest example of this would be Stevie Wonder. He was a blind but won 25 Grammy Awards. How? He exploited his sense of hearing to follow his passion in music. Don’t let the unavailability of resources stop you from achieving what you really want.
  • Live in the moment. The past has already happened and cannot be changed. The future hasn’t happened yet and is uncertain. Obsessing over the past or worrying about the future will only rob you off your happiness and peace of mind. Just concentrate on the present and make the best out of it. When you fully commit yourself to the present, you are satisfied and this satisfaction yields happiness.

Create memories. When you retire someday, all you have would be memories of the life that you led. Keep this day in mind and think of what kind of life would you want to look back then? Do you want it to be unhappy and un-happening or do you want it to be the other way around? So, create more memories. Laugh more. Worry less. Spend time with your loved ones. Travel a little more. Live a life so full of memories that you won’t have to regret it later. Follow your heart, do what you want.

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