Are you satisfied with your life?
Do you recognise the gnawing feeling of not being satisfied in your life? Even when you are happy, you may still have the feeling that there is more in life.
Happiness is a short-term feeling but satisfaction is about your entire life. I would like to give you some ideas on how you can become more satisfied. The most essential aspect I have saved for last.
When you look for satisfaction in material things, you will never be satisfied. There will always be nicer stuff to buy. And if you have beautiful possessions, you will realize that they do not give you much satisfaction. A lot of stuff also means a lot of worries. Things get broken, they can get lost or stolen.
Practice gratitude. Take a daily time to write down what you can be grateful for. It could be people surrounding you, achievements you are proud of or an experience you have had. Think about it and write down why you are grateful.
Also have a look at all the stuff you possess. Regularly get rid of items you no longer need. This can also bring peace and satisfaction. Postpone buying items that you do not really need.
Grow your patience
Our society is increasingly focused on getting instant results. Because of this, we are getting less and less patient. But many aspects of life take time. Therefore, you should also build in breaks for yourself. It helps you to take a distance from the daily rush. Go for a walk in nature or spend time with your family and friends. It will bring you peace and helps you to practise patience.
Do not compare yourself with others
When you compare yourself with others, you soon have the impression that you are not as good as them. But not everybody is the same and every person has their unique qualities. By comparing yourself with others all the time, you often fail to notice what you can be good at. You will become insecure and dissatisfied.
Be proud of the things you are good at. If you can’t name some qualities of yourself that you are good at, make a list of 5 examples. Write down 5 areas in which you are better than people you know. Or ask someone you can trust to name a few of your best qualities.
Nurture your relationship and your friends
You don’t have to be friends with everyone. If you have a partner, invest your time and attention your relationship. If a relationship lasts for a longer period of time, routine can creep in. Surprise the other person every now and then with something nice. Show that you appreciate and respect your partner.
Also invest in good friends. Spend time with them regularly and show interest in what they consider important.
Accept that your partner and your friends are different from you. Appreciate their beautiful qualities, but also be aware that no one is perfect. And here too, don’t compare yourself with others. You have your own strengths.
Do not hold a grudge
Painful actions taken in the past can haunt you for the rest of your life. They will continue to affect your life if you cannot leave them behind. Don’t hold grudges or hate against other people. Try to forgive those who have hurt you, even if they are not remorseful yet. A grudge can eat you up inside.
If you are honest with others, you have little to hide. If you are honest, you don’t have to twist and turn. It prevents a lot of difficult situations. The truth almost always comes out. And when it does, there is a good chance that valuable friendships will be lost.
Try a different approach
Sometimes you get stuck in fixed patterns. You may have done things the same way for many years. If that does not give you a satisfactory feeling, take a step back and see what can be changed. Sometimes this can cause feelings of fear and uncertainty, but if you do take steps, it can be very rewarding.
Life is not always easy. For example, you may lose your job. Try to consider these circumstances as a new opportunity. Don’t get stuck in the past, but look for creative new opportunities.
What is your life purpose?
To be truly satisfied with your life, you need to understand your purpose. After all, if you do not have a purpose, you do not know your destination.
To discover your life’s purpose, you will have to search for it. It is essential to spend time on it. When you know your purpose, it will give you a great deal of peace and satisfaction.