We often end up worrying about things that will have no substantial bearing on our lives in the long run but allow them to ruin our present happiness.
Life is a journey and along the way, we can either learn how to make living easier, or how to make it tougher. There will be a lot of ups and downs that will help teach us life lessons. In the busy hustle of life, we often forget the things that really matter to us. Family, friends, and the things that make us light up inside and out. While money can give us stability and a sense of security, it is only one aspect of life. We often end up worrying about things that will have no substantial bearing on our lives in the long run but allow them to ruin our present happiness.
To help lead a good life, there are some truths that you have to face and accept. Here are 10 truths that could help liberate you.
You might think that you are at the lowest point of your life. But before you know it, you would have made it out to better days. When you had your back against the wall with nothing to lose, you were learning an important life lesson. Whether it was about your own hidden strengths or learning who your true friends are, you come out the other side a stronger person.
As much as you think you can overthink every aspect of your life so nothing will go wrong, there are some things that no amount of preparation can change. It is best to focus on the things that you do have control over instead of worry about things you cannot. Things will happen anyway. How you react to them could change your life for the better.
You may have every second of your day scheduled and still fall short on taking care of important things in your life. That is not because there are not enough hours in the day, it just means your priorities are not straight. You have limited time and giving attention to what matters the most is more important than giving a little attention to everything, even the unimportant things. Use your time wisely.
While consumerism is trying to tell us that the more material things we have the happier we'll be, that is not the case at all. While buying things that are necessary is important, having too much could have the opposite effect of bringing you joy. As Marie Kondo would say, if it does not spark joy, it's best to give it away so it will spark joy for someone else.
Or as the saying goes, "don't judge a book by its cover." We place too much importance on what pertains to external beauty, with multi-billion dollar industries profiting off our insecurities. There is nothing wrong with outer beauty. But more importance should be placed on internal beauty. A good-looking person with a great personality is in fashion all the time.
Many times in life, things go wrong and we try to look for a way to blame someone else for it. While that is so much easier to do than deal with the aftermath of the circumstances, we are allowing a certain degree of power to be held by someone else over our peace of mind. Instead, it is best to forgive and move on to better deal with the matter at hand. This will help you grow and also allow you to experience inner peace.
While we live in an age that is so connected, it is also ironic to note that we are the most disconnected from each other than ever before too. We may know everything about the state of affairs of a country we may have never visited but will be unaware of the problems our family members at home may be going through. Increased screentime has also dehumanized us since we can hide behind the cover of gadgets without having to face reality.
While this may seem like a very obvious statement, it needs to be said again and again until our actions start to reflect that we acknowledge the limited time we get is precious. You can either spend the whole night binge-watching TV shows or get the rest your body deserves. You can either work on your dreams while you can or let your life pass you by. Like opportunity cost, you need to know where best to invest your time for the best returns.
It feels great to live in a bubble of comfort where you hardly have any challenges to overcome. It may be scary to think about wanting to tackle an obstacle voluntarily when it is so much nicer to just lie in bed. In that case, you will have to get used to complacency while your true potential waits for you outside your comfort zone.
It is the ultimate truth about life. We are all headed there just at different times. There will come a day that everyone you know and love will be long gone and so will you. This will also help give you a perspective about what you should and what you should not take to heart. Life is too short to live it in anger, bitterness, and disappointment. Death is the ultimate equalizer and while you are still alive, it is up to you to make your time worth living.