How to improve your Life Quality by Living Life!
When I saw this topic in the Weekly Inspiration forum I just had to put my two cents into the mix. In my ever humble opinion, I have found that we as a society have become nothing more that a bunch of worry warts. We all worry about the words we use, what we wear, what we drive, where we live, who has what, what we don't have, what we want and the list goes on. We all act like we are in a race to see who has the most marbles at the end of the day. For me, when I do this I realize I stop living for myself but for some invisible standard that doesn't really matter at the end of the day.
I have recently come to the conclusion that all this worry is what is causing more of us to live less than quality lives. Now, I will say that there is a lot of scary stuff out there to worry about like the National debt, our brave men and women who are fighting for us on foreign ground, and staggering unemployment. But, with that being said for many these things have crippled our sense of joy. Let's face it for the majority of us (myself included) we have filled our lives up with so much stuff that we can't see the forest for the trees. Therefore, in order to have a better life we need to clear some trees out of our lives.
The first tree that we all need to get rid of,is that we need to stop worrying over the little things like who has what, what others are going to say, and what would they think. It is all these little things that really can bog a person down. Instead of worrying about little things it is important to be Thankful for what you have. Not worry so much about what other people think. If you are confident in what you do it will show. Also, saying what you think is important. You can always express your opinion and voice your feelings in a positive way.
I have also found that in order to improve your quality of life simplicity is best. In today's society we have all entered in to this frantic race to out do one another. Life isn't about who has the most marbles. The more we try to out do one another the more out of touch we become with ourselves and our family. Let's face it does a 2 year old need a birthday party for 50 people, 16 clowns, 4 magicians and a Wild West Rodeo. The 2 year old is just as happy with a play date with their family and siblings and a cupcake.
Another important thing that is missing in our lives is faith in God and in others. I believe that God does watch over us and he does provide us with what we need, not always what we want. With this thought in mind, I stopped and took stock of the things I really need and what I want. The thing that I found that a lot of my stress and craziness was coming from things that I wanted. I already had what I needed. That made me realize that God wants me to have my heart's desire but I needed to step up and meet him halfway. In other words, we sometimes need to step outside of our comfort zone and take a leap of faith. Also, I believe when we believe in God and basic values we are just better people and the world around us becomes better as well.
At the end of the day in order to improve your quality of life and others we need to stop worrying about all the little things, love others as we would have them love us, and find your smile. In other words LIVE, LAUGH and LOVE!