1. Do Things That You Love
Take a moment to identify what makes you happy. It can be anything you like. I like to start my day off each morning with a hint of positivity. I listen to (and of course sing!) my favorite song. It’s simple, I know, but it puts a smile on my face. So it’s become a silly daily morning routine.
Whatever you love, do it as often as you can. You should feel like you’re on cloud nine at least once every day.
2. Get Focused
Focus on the now. When you’re in the moment, be present. Don’t think about the past or the future. Live what’s happening at the exact moment in time.
3. Create A Bucket List
Make a list of everything you want to do. Do you want to go to Bali and visit a Buddhist monastery? Is hiking the Grand Canyon on your wish list? Do you want to play hooky from work one day? Is it a goal of yours to visit every museum in your city? Write down everything, and anything, you want to do, and make an effort to make it happen. Experience as many things as you can.
4. Live For Yourself
Live for yourself. If you want to take a break from dating, go ahead. If you’re craving a slice of pizza, but you know it’s bad for you, eat it anyway. Perhaps you want to spend a whole day reading in bed. Go for it, and enjoy it. Do things because you want to, not because someone tells you to or you think you have to.
5. Stop Complaining
Complaining doesn’t get you anywhere. It makes you annoying and prevents you from attaining your ambitions. If you’re not happy with something in your life, change it. You have the power to do anything you want. So, what are you waiting for?
6. Like Your Job
Do work that you truly love. Not everyone gets to be a pro-athlete or travel the world and write about it on someone else’s tab, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy what you do. If you’re passionate about what you do, it’s not a job. You should have a career that you’re excited about. Life is too short to dread Monday mornings.
7. Be An Optimist
Be positive. Choose to be optimistic and have a sunny outlook on life. Don’t worry about the things that you can’t control. Focus on what you’re grateful for and what brings you joy.
8. Surround Yourself With Greatness
The people you surround yourself with have a big impact on your attitude. When you’re around happy, relaxed, vivacious people, it’s easy to have a positive outlook on everything. You should spend time with people who make you laugh, put a smile on your face, and of course, enhance your life.
9. Take Advantage
Take advantage of what your city has to offer. There are an array of things you can be doing at any given moment that are really, really awesome. Go to a wine tasting. Take a cooking class. Attend a cake making workshop. Sign up for an art class. Go on a yoga retreat. Spend the day in a bookstore. Go see a play. Listen to the opera. Experience a concert. Book a scavenger hunt. You get the point – do unique things that add greatness to your life.
Your life should be filled with joy. On any given day, you should be able to reflect on how fabulous your life is!