10 Tips To Help You Live An Amazing Life
Entrepreneur and motivational speaker Tai Lopez says that we all want to live the good life, but only a few of us are prepared to put the effort in to make it happen. Instead of enjoying an amazing life, the rest of us end up settling for second best.
Second best is not really cool. As Tony Robbins points out, “if you don’t make your own plans, someone else will fit you into theirs.”
The key to living an amazing life is taking action. All the people who we look up to – celebrities, entrepreneurs, sports stars et cetera – live amazing lives, but there is no secret formula they have access to that you don’t. The only difference between them and you right now is that they took action and made things happen.
If you’re reading this article, you’re already taking the first steps towards living an amazing life. The good news is that it’s totally possible for anyone to enjoy a more rewarding and fulfilling life – including you! Here are 10 of our top tips that will help you to do just that.
“The more you learn, the more you earn.”
– Warren Buffet
If you don’t have a clue about what to do, it will be hard to live an amazing life. People who are armed with the right kind of knowledge are able to optimise their situations and improve their life.
Knowledge really is power. The more you know, the more you are able to make the right decisions, which in turn will improve your life. Reading the right kind of books can make a difference between you living an okay life and living a great life modelled on those who have already been there, done it and written about it.
Stop Taking Things Personally
When I was younger, I sought validation from the opinions of others. If a guy turned me down when I asked them out, I took it personally. I took it to mean that if this one guy didn’t like me, nobody liked me, and the people who “liked” me were just faking it because they pitied me.
When you take everything personally – including rejection in its many forms – you are a shadow of what you could be. Rather than taking risks, you retreat into the background. You are not living up to your potential!
If you don’t get a job, take it as a sign that you need to add a few more skill sets to your resume. If the guy turns you down, just admit to yourself that not everyone is going to be in love with everyone.
Interpret every situation objectively and rationally. Not everything is about YOU.
Daytime snoozing gets a bad rep from some people. They say that anyone who naps in the afternoon is lazy and unproductive, and therefore the act of napping gets stigmatised.
But napping actually has lots of health benefits, the most important being that it recharges your batteries.
Without a nap, many of us feel exhausted by the time 8PM swings around. We don’t have the energy to go to the movies, see our friends, work on our novel and so on because we’re just too tired. So we slump in front of the TV, and watch a movie before slinking off to bed.
A 20 minute nap in the afternoon can be enough to give you energy for the rest of the day so that you make the most of every single minute. Rather than call it quits after 8PM, you’ll be able to extend your day so that you get more done and live a more amazing life. Try it!
Exercise makes you healthier, which in turn makes you feel more positive about yourself and life in general. It also makes you happier and, by increasing blood circulation and oxygen flow, it makes your smarter, too.
Move On From The Past
One of the biggest things that can stop us from enjoying the present moment (life!) is the past.
If you got turned down for a job in the past, perhaps you’ll decide to stick with your current career, no matter how miserable it’s making you feel. Hey, it’s better than being turned down again, right?!
Most of the sadness and frustration we feel is directly related to our past. Once you forget all about your past and move on, you feel incredibly liberated.
Approach every day with newness. See each morning as the chance to start afresh. Forget about everything that’s happened previously and begin again. It’s a new dawn, and a chance to make things happen.
Spend Quality Time With Your Friends And Family
Lots of people in their twenties and thirties prioritise work and studying before their friends and family, but this can lead to stress, burnout and unhappiness.
For a more amazing life, it’s important that you allow yourself some time to see those close to you. Loneliness can lead to depression and even physical health problems, such as heart disease.
Wake Up Early
“The early bird catches the worm.”
People who get up early have an advantage over those who get up late: They get more done and enjoy more of life.
When you stumble out of bed bleary-eyed at 10:30am, you’ve already lost a few hours. You’re playing catch-up, and you’re still carrying out your chores at 6PM.
If you wake up with the sun, you get the chance to complete all your chores early, thereby freeing up the rest of your day for things you actually want to do, and which will improve your life.
It’s hard to enjoy life when you’re walking around with a frown all the time. Smiling at strangers and even yourself each day fills you with happiness and positivity, and the joy even spreads to other people.
Smile, be optimistic and become someone who lusts for life rather than shies away from it.
Water is the elixir of life, yet many of us don’t drink enough of it. Indeed, most of us get most of our water content from our food rather than from a glass.
Water is necessary for you to function optimally. Without enough water in your system, you can feel fatigued and drained. This is because water flushes out nasty toxins and bacteria from your system, giving you energy and wellbeing.
Drink a few glasses of water each day to feel refreshed and ready to seize the day.
Avoid As Many Vices As Possible
What is a vice? A vice is a guilty pleasure that is harmful to your body – and even your mind. The most popular vices in western culture include smoking, drinking alcohol and indulging in junk food and sugary drinks and treats.
These sorts of vices can prevent you from living an amazing life. While alcohol gives you a short term kick, the effects can be damaging and lasting. Think of how many days you’ve lost to a hangover over the years and consider how you could have been using those days more productively to actively improve your life.
Cutting out smoking and drinking can not only extend your life, but it can also give you such a boost in the here and now that your life improves immeasurably. All of a sudden you have more money and time to use productively.