How To Learn To Appreciate Every Day (And Live A Happier Life)

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We are continually taught that we only get one shot at life, and one shot only. Out of all the lessons we are taught throughout our lives, this is one of the most important. It is so easy to let ourselves drift through life not really paying attention, as we get consumed by everyday mundanity. Things such as television are partially responsible for turning the younger generations especially into people who can’t be entertained by anything other than a screen. But if you look carefully, there is beauty everywhere that goes far beyond your TV screen.

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We also suffer a lot of societal pressures, where it seems that your job and the amount of money you have is what defines you as a person. All this can add up to us feeling ultimately stressed out and unable to enjoy the little things. But nothing should stop you living every day to the full and making the most of the time you’ve been given! Take a look at these top tips on how to make every day one to remember.

Do one thing that scares you (every day!)

This might sound crazy at first. We instinctively tend to avoid doing things that scare us, as fear can bring on a whole host of symptoms – from breathlessness to nausea. But conquering our fears gives us a satisfaction like no other, and helps us feel as though we are moving forward in life. Your fear could be as extreme as doing a charity abseil, or it could be as simple as talking to a stranger in the supermarket. Whatever it is, try it today and see how good it feels to beat your fears.

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Live well

You can’t enjoy the beauty of life if you’re not well enough to see it. There are so many amazing things to see in this world that it’s definitely worth preserving our health so we can see as many of them as possible. One aspect of our health that we tend to overlook until it’s too late is our eye health. Our vision is something many of us take for granted, but it is what allows us to truly enjoy life as it is meant to be. Make sure you get regular eye checks and if you have any concerns about your vision, visit an eye doctor. Aside from that, eat as well as you can and try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. You will soon start to feel the benefit.

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Think about all the things you’re grateful for

We often get so caught up in where we think we should be in life that we forget to appreciate all the good things we have going on. Take 10 minutes every week (or every day, if you’re having a particularly rough time) to sit back and consider all the good stuff you have in your life. Or, if you want to, write it all down. You might feel silly at first, but noting all the things you’re grateful for can truly lift your mood and make you realize how lucky you actually are.