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Rules To Live By – Is your daily life chaotic and stressful? Do you struggle to find a quiet moment during the day to unwind and kick your feet up? Are you pressed for time, under pressure, and prepared to give up?

Why is it the case? Who is in charge of it? Why did you make it so challenging?

The answer is simple find happiness in little things. The thought-provoking part is putting it into practice, but making it easier for you, here are some guidelines to follow:

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13 rules to live by

Many of you postpone your joy for some fictitious future day. The truth is that you can make your life happy right now. Here are Some recommendations for leading a better, more fulfilling life.

1. Express your value  and beliefs through actions 

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Every one of us possesses a framework of principles. They might be buried deep within you, or they could be relatively close to the outside world.

You must connect with these fundamental principles and live following them wherever they may be. Not even knowing what they are will suffice. Talking and thinking are not worth it; your actions matter the most.

Your behaviors need to reflect your ideals and beliefs. Show that something is essential to you by living your life accordingly.

So, if they’re being pushed, support them. Don’t let someone convince you to go against your moral principles.

2. Practice gratitude even for the smallest things 

Write a journal of everything that brings you happiness, excitement, and gratitude whenever you feel down.

“In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.”Harvard Medical School

A journal, favorite books, souvenirs, a great wife, devoted children, loving friendships, wellness, a lovely family, a profession that covers the expenses, a surprise dinner served by a loving husband, and a surprise 20 dollars in your trousers pocket.

Write them down. Every bit counts.

Think about what has taken place to the sentiments of bleakness and doom after you’ve completed this. Recalling all the lovely things you have in your life makes it hard to not feel uplifted.

Always clear the way for more enjoyment while being appreciative.

3. Stop comparing yourself to others people 

Considering people’s obsession with perfectionism in contemporary civilization, it might be difficult to resist comparing yourselves to others. You may raise the standards even higher if you begin to evaluate your successes and accomplishments. It is normal to judge yourself against others and perhaps feel jealous of them. However, you misdirect your attention when you grow fixated on your flaws instead of your strengths. Constantly comparing yourself to others might undermine your self-worth and cause you to feel self-conscious. Become conscious of how you see yourself and avoid the impulse to compare yourself to others.

4. Learn to say “no.”

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Many of us could feel compelled to answer “Yes” if anybody requests us to do a favor or make a promise. Always keep in mind that not everything you can do is necessary. Determine the most effective methods to refuse. Take into consideration factors like your own limits and the current circumstance. Answering “No” should always be done in a way that clearly communicates your limits. Practice not feeling guilty after you say “No.” Recognize that you always have the option to decline an offer or a favor. It’s acceptable to put your needs and the well-being of your mind first.

5. Surround yourself with positive people 

You might have heard that your company defines you. If you surround yourself with positive people, you will ultimately start to think positively. As positivity and happiness are contagious, you should find supportive and uplifting people. 

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6. Forgive at your own pace; The past is in the past

A grudge must be resolved if it prevents you from enjoying life. Don’t let the past dwell on your guilt or regret. Put an end to the old tales and decide to live joyously in the present than exist in reparation. Deal with it if someone has hurt you or if you have hurt someone else. Stop letting things linger. Make it a habit to live without hurt or resentment. You’ll experience power, clarity, and strength.

7. Cultivate positive mindset

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Almost every decision you make is influenced by your thinking. It controls your emotions and how you react to many sources of tension in your daily lives. Having a positive outlook can improve your feelings and overall health. A person with a positive outlook concentrates on the positive aspects of a situation. However, they approach problems hoping that things will turn out good, rather than ignoring or making light of their own or other people’s troubles.

8. See the light in people

One could be frustrated, enraged, or hurt by others. Simply put, this is a reality of existence. Even when individuals mean good, this still occurs. The real kicker is that you can ignore these outside influences and focus on the compassion and fate you and others carry.

How are you able to accomplish that? Remember that we are all “souls” living in actual bodies. Even during the most challenging periods in life, people continue to strive to achieve the best they can. This does not imply that accepting and forgiving others is simple, particularly when they have mistreated us. It’s still worth a shot, though.

The key is to recognize the “light” within others. This entails identifying people’s abilities and traits, even if they aren’t immediately visible. Practicing that can assist in bringing out the best in people.

9. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You matter

You probably haven’t been good to yourself in a while. Take note of your inner voice. People can sometimes be highly harsh, judgmental, and unkind when it comes to themselves.

Giving yourself a little compassion is vital, mainly when times are terrible. Just tell yourself, “Hang on, this is a truly awful moment; a lot of individuals find it very difficult if you catch yourself getting angry or disappointed with yourself. Take note of your inner dialogue. Take good care of yourself.

10. Redefine failure

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People typically associate failure with an attempt that doesn’t work out. Try to think of it as a success because you attempted. When you don’t even try something, rather than failing, it’s a more significant failure.

Despite this, you should still make an effort to succeed in life. But occasionally, despite the best efforts, things don’t turn out as planned. This idea may be used in just about every circumstance in your life. However, this does not suggest that just attempting is sufficient.

You should constantly give it you are all in addition to attempting. You shouldn’t be shocked if you fail if you just employ a bit of your talent. However, if you put everything into it and it doesn’t work out, your efforts are not in vain.

11. Own up to your mistake and apologize

Realizing that you are a fallible person incapable of achieving all your objectives will give you peace of mind. Whenever you make a mistake, own it and apologize. I will not degrade your dignity; instead, it will lighten your soul.

12. Other people’s opinion doesn’t define you and your future

How other individuals perceive you is irrelevant. What others say about you out loud or even directly to your face is unimportant. Their opinions are not relevant in defining who you are. They are not accurate. They only aim to hurt you or bring you damage. There is no logic or purpose besides instilling a sense of superiority in the other person.

You should not honestly care about what other folks think of you because you can’t change their opinions. And that, in the end, what You feel about yourself and what you believe to be the reality is all that really important.

13. Be nice, be kind, be humble

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Despite what happens in your life, be a friendly, approachable person. Everybody loves a person to who they can talk openly. Be patient, honest, social, and pleasant in your daily life instead of whining.

The takeaway?

Every second gives an opportunity. You can determine what you value by having a look at your life. Do you intend to choose tension, conflict, and unhappiness?

The best compass for maneuvering through life is joy. You must know what makes you happy and then do that. Simple, yes? Make room in your life for the good, uplifting, and life-affirming things. You will be an expert at pleasant living.

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Vivien Roggero, an Elite Transformation and Executive Coach, specializes in high-performance coaching and personal transformation, guiding professionals to peak success and fulfillment. With decades of experience, Vivien empowers high achievers, executives, and entrepreneurs through mindset shifts and strategic development.
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