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Self Help: How To Embrace Your Life in 10 Steps and Live Your Best Life

Updated on August 29, 2014
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Koralee is an author who studies human behavior. She's passionate about self love, overcoming obstacles, and overcoming bullying.

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Self Help: Two Parts To Embracing Your LIfe

Embracing your life to be happy and have a healthy point-of-view about yourself, involves two parts.

The first is to build your self-confidence and self-control, and the second is to get motivated and make things happen.

Unfortunately, these skills have to be learned, they're not something that come naturally.

Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

Some people are taught as children to create self-confidence and self-esteem. If this isn't the case in your situation, it's never too late to learn - even as an adult. You can develop these skills, at any point in your life.

The more positive changes you make and the more stuff you accomplish will naturally build your self-esteem.

Motivation To Make Things Happen

The second step to embracing your life involves motivation to make things happen. When you see yourself as successful in anything, you begin to take the steps needed to build a life you will want to embrace.

Ten Ways To Embrace Your Life and Feel Good About Yourself

Below are ten ways to embrace your life to not just exist, but to strive to reach your fullest potential:

Top 10 Ways to Embrace Life


1. Constantly Strive To Learn New Things

Your brain is a muscle and needs to be exercised, otherwise it will begin to stagnate.

Make it a goal, and a habit to learn something new each day. Then implement what you learn to improve your life.

To keep track of what you find, and analyze how you feel, start keeping a journal.

2. Always Question Everything

Whenever you are frustrated with a task, ask yourself how it fits into your life's goals for yourself.

Question how you can accomplish the task in a manner that is simpler, faster, easier, and even enjoyable.

3. Embrace Your Weaknesses

Embrace your weaknesses, and remember everyone has them.

Rather than spend all your time and energy thinking of ways to overcome your short falls, embrace them.

Make them your best friend and find ways to work with them. Use them to make you stronger, or turn them into something that is productive and positive.

4. Be Honest With Yourself

If you lie to yourself, you are only disrespecting yourself. How can you correct unhealthy patterns or habits in your life if you don't face them?

This includes, only telling yourself half truths, or omitting negative elements.

An easy way to make sure you are being honest with yourself is whether or not you make excuses. If something is wrong and we know it, we tend to start making exuces to justify it. Something that is right, needs no explanation.

5. Never Give Up On Life

Always be curious and interested about others as well as yourself.

  • Never assume that anything has to stay the way it is
  • Look for all the choices available behind the results you want.
  • Think of why people do what they do
  • Look for ways to help others
  • Always remember that there is something amazing in your future
  • Good things come out of bad things happening
  • Problems make you stronger - learn from them
  • Relish good things when they happen
  • Be grateful for everything - good and bad

Think of the Future - Don't Live in the Past


6. Live In The Present And Think Of The Future

  • Don't miss out on the beautiful things happening in your life right now by focusing all your thoughts and energy on the future.
  • Don't let the past cloud the present, or the future
  • Always stay in motion - mentally and physically

If procrastination is holding you back from moving ahead in life, these tips on how to become a person of action will get you headed in the right direction.

7. Willingly Reap What You Sow

The majority of what's is in your life is there because you put it there with your thoughts and actions.

This includes things such as your job, your home, lifestyle and people in your life.

Don't try to hide them because they never stay hidden and will always haunt you. You can't be happy when you have things in your life that don't make you happy, or if you have a guilty conscience.

If you've made bad choices:

  • Face them
  • Accept them
  • Learn from them, but don't dwell on them

Make Amends

The past can't be changed, and wishing it won't make it happen. All you can do is learn from it and rectify negative results caused by your actions.

If you've wronged someone in the past, and they have passed away, you can make amends to someone else or a specific group of people in their place.

For example, if you said unkind words to your mother and didn't have the chance to apologize, make a point to go out of your way to be kind to other mothers. Volunteer at a senior citizen's home, or a women's shelter.

8. Only Stand For What You Believe In

Stand up for what you believe in, and that includes yourself.

Pick your battles - save your energy to fight for the things that are truly important in your life. Don't fight just for the sake of fighting.

10. Don't Swim Against The Tide

Concentrate your efforts on things you have control over such as, what you think about, how much you laugh, and who you hug.

Forget about things and people that bother you, because you can't control them.

Embracing Your Life Is The Doorway To Inner Peace And Happiness

Teach yourself to look at yourself and your life with a healthy point of view.

  • Believe in yourself
  • Build your self-confidence
  • Build your self-esteem
  • Get motivated to make changes in your thoughts and actions.
  • Train yourself to take on undesirable tasks and embrace your life.

Change your attitude. The 7 minute Tony Robbins video below on a positive attitude can help you make changes to your way of thinking right now.

Do you think you can take Tony Robbin's suggestions and use them in your life right now?

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Do you have any suggestions on how to embrace your life?

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    • KoraleeP profile imageAUTHOR

      Koralee Phillips 

      7 years ago from Vancouver British Columbia Canada

      Dream on: Thank you very much, and I am glad that my hub helped you.

    • KoraleeP profile imageAUTHOR

      Koralee Phillips 

      7 years ago from Vancouver British Columbia Canada

      Hi daisyjae - Thank you. I agree if we worked harder at making things right, there would be a lot less contention in the world.

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      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      I am always interested in improving and living my life to the fullest.What a terrific hub that points me further in the right direction and keeps me on the right path.Thanx so much.

    • daisyjae profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

      Nice life tips ~ I especially like the one about making amends to someone else if the person you have wronged is gone. It would be a much nicer world if everyone took your advice

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      Tom Ware 

      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Enjoyed the Hub, CoraleeP. Good, motivational stuff along with some valuable insights. We can't get enough of these sorts of messages out to the public at large.

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      8 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA


      Follow your heart

      to the path of greatness

      that lies within you.

      The secret of life

      is to have something

      to look forward to


      Find a dream that excites you

      and make plans

      of how you are going

      to achieve it.

      Feed your mind daily

      with positive energy

      and words of inspiration.

      Take your life to a higher level.

      Stay focused and go forward

      with your eyes on the prize.

      When you run towards your destination

      with passion in your heart

      you will see your dreams come true.

      © Bernard Levine

    • KoraleeP profile imageAUTHOR

      Koralee Phillips 

      8 years ago from Vancouver British Columbia Canada

      Hi Colin :). I'm so sorry that I took so long to reply...I have been neglecting Hubpages :(. Thanks so much for your comments, and I always love to connect with other Canadians :). I am on my way to find Let's Just Talk Music Or Cinema...I love music. Thank you very much for commenting on my Hub.

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      8 years ago

      ....well my fellow Canadian so nice to meet you and I will be posting this most essential and world class hub presentation by you to my Facebook page with a direct link back here (I suffer from high blood pressure; it seems to be fine but I have to keep an eye on it - so your 'stress' hubs look interesting too) .....I have also started a new group at FB called LET'S JUST TALK MUSIC OR CINEMA - in the 2nd week we have 103 members and we are having a lot of fun - I would be very happy and honored if you would like to join us - my name is Colin Stewart with the same profile photo and on my FB homepage you will see the group title with the link to click .... sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie ontario canada 2:49pm

    • KoraleeP profile imageAUTHOR

      Koralee Phillips 

      8 years ago from Vancouver British Columbia Canada

      Dr Bill Tollefson: Thanks a lot for your comments, they are very much appreciated.

    • KoraleeP profile imageAUTHOR

      Koralee Phillips 

      8 years ago from Vancouver British Columbia Canada

      catgypsy: Thanks for commenting and I am glad you enjoyed my hub.

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      Koralee Phillips 

      8 years ago from Vancouver British Columbia Canada

      kelleyward: Thank you so much!

    • KoraleeP profile imageAUTHOR

      Koralee Phillips 

      8 years ago from Vancouver British Columbia Canada

      arusho: Thanks for reading my hub.... You go girl! I am sure you will have success with your business.

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      Koralee Phillips 

      8 years ago from Vancouver British Columbia Canada

      Millionaire Tips: Thanks for stopping by and supporting my article :)

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      Koralee Phillips 

      8 years ago from Vancouver British Columbia Canada

      Hi Sustainable Sue. Thank you very much for your comments. Below I will try to clarify:

      From my point of view of writing the article, I would not say that you were not given a lot of confidence when you were young. Everyone told you were smart, but then they put restrictions on what you would accomplish.

      What I considered as being given self esteem and confidence as a child, is telling a child that they are very smart and that they can accomplish anything in life that they choose to go after. I am sure that your dad's negativity towards your mother, would not be uplifting or confidence building to a child.

      I used the term “building blocks” to mean: A basic unit or thing from which something is built up. Meaning confidence is built up. I hope that clarifies, what I intended in my article.

      Thank you again. I really appreciate your input.

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      Bill Tollefson 

      8 years ago from Southwest Florida

      Wonderful HUB. Very insightful. Liked your two steps and all the tips. Advise to live by, thanks.

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      8 years ago from the South

      Great Hub! All very important points to remember and practice. Thanks.

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      8 years ago

      Excellent stratigies, KoraleeP.

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      Sustainable Sue 

      8 years ago from Altadena CA, USA

      I like some of this and some of it I'm going to challenge. Embracing yourself and your life is very important, I agree. However, contrary to your experience here, I had lots of confidence when I was young that was actually bred out of me. I had parents, church, and school telling me I was very smart, but destined for only one role - to get married and have kids. Then my dad would criticize my mother for her imperfect housework, her cooking, and for not taking care of the kids (or him) the way he wanted. What kind of incentive is that? I got more and more discouraged as I grew older, and less and less confident, especially when the boys younger than me got all the kudos I wanted.

      Also, you say the second step to embracing your life involves seeing yourself as successful and building blocks to confidence. How did you mean that? Because "blocks" usually mean you're blocking something, i.e. not letting it happen or pushing it away. That doesn't fit your tone, though.

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      8 years ago

      I voted beautiful on this one. Really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

    • arusho profile image


      8 years ago from University Place, Wa.

      I am currently working on this very premise to get my business going. I just keep staying positive in order to keep up my confidence in this slow economy.

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      Shasta Matova 

      8 years ago from USA

      These are great strategies - and well presented with beautiful photos. Voted up.


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