Put together to enhance thyself – A short guide
The army’s slogan of ‘Be all you can be’ should also be applied to everyday life. It’s easy to see your life as ‘OK’ but it can often be your brain’s way of avoiding confronting deeper issues.
There’s always a nagging feeling that there must be rather more to life, and some elusive route to get there.
Think back to when you lived in a childhood. What were your goals and aspirations? Did you achieve any of them? There is a saying ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ – I wholeheartedly disagree. Problems are a fact of life and everyone has to deal with them. Even the most successful of individuals have everyday problems. Just as theirs haven’t prevented them from achieving their goals, neither should you let yours do so.
1. What do I want from my life?
We all have the same problem – too much to do and too few hours in the day.
On the same note, we all have a talent and finding your niche will do wonders for your self esteem. Don’t give up, work at it, and you will appreciate it all the more.
2. Do I need to ‘improve’?
Your ‘self’ is very much a matter of personal opinion. My son of four years old for example, had hysterics because he wasn’t allowed to have sweets for breakfast. Let’s face, it in the future there will be far bigger challenges for him to face. Sweets for breakfast certainly didn’t fit into my lifestyle, nor that I wanted for him, so think about your lifestyle and how to fit everything in.
Interestingly, history can allow us to turn current day situations on their heads when looking at it from a younger person’s point of view in particular. Would dancing like the characters in Grease appeal to a younger person? No chance, but I’m sure they would enjoy it rather more than fracturing their collar bone break-dancing.
3. Constantly look on the safe side of life.
Learn from your experiences. It is easy to become caught up in the hustle and bustle of mundane everyday life. Even if your life seems dire with no light at the end of that long tunnel, use the experience, you may even learn to enjoy it.
4. Do I feel happy doing this?
Variety, it has been said, is the ‘spice of life’ and allows for some great fun to be had experimenting. There are matters which can be easily fitted together in a pleasing way, such as an outfit. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see that this cannot be applied to people who are all unique and thank goodness it is so!
5. The season of discontent.
Are you feeling discontented? Is there something you need to do to ‘define’ yourself as a person? Break it down into small chunks. Attempt a little bit at a time. Give yourself goals. In the end you’ll achieve more than you thought you would.
6. Am I happy right now?
Always a tricky question and answering it will only make you think of the things you haven’t got. Instead, see it as an opportunity to remember the great things about your life. Okay, for example, you may not be an astronaut but you may have wonderful children, or a job that you do enjoy. Apply this to everyday life and you’re half way there.
It’s an unfair query so let it be an answer! You love being a good and loving mom or dad to your kids, then take it up a notch! Your kids will love you forever. The same goes with everyday life!
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