4 Ways to Feel More Satisfied In Life
Are you wanting to feel more satisfied in life? Have you ever had that nagging feeling that there is
something missing, or worse, something is present that’s causing this painful
void? Being satisfied with your life
isn’t always an easy task. We’ve all experienced this at one point or another.
I believe we
learn from our environment. I had a father (God love him) who never seemed
satisfied with my achievements. It never seemed to be good enough no matter
what I tried – education, sports, weight, career choices. Over time, his
attitude became deeply ingrained in my mind. I never measured up. I believe this
conditioning was a source of my depression and anxiety.
My father had
good intentions, but his delivery was off.
point, I had to overcome this challenge.
Feel More Satisfied In Life: 4 Go-To Ways
1. Acknowledge your pain and vow to reclaim control of your life
allow your past to become who you are. If necessary, distance yourself from
anyone or anything contributing to these feelings. Of course, communicate and
try working things out first.
out to a friend or seek the help of a professional if necessary. They can help
you arrive at conclusions and determine what it is you truly want. My poor
therapist is on retainer.
what needs to be done in the short term in order to attain consistent long-term
care of your physical health (Stop rolling your eyes. Read on.)
forget the mind body connection. If you are in poor physical shape, it can and
will contribute to depression. The opposite holds true: If you are depressed,
it can affect you physically. So, break the cycle. Otherwise, the void can
healthily and exercise. I didn’t learn this lesson until I finished a two-pound
block of Swiss cheese in one sitting. Nourish your body and in turn you will
nourish your mind – making you mentally and physically stronger to determine
and obtain satisfaction in life.
3. Be Grateful for what you do have
- One of the best ways to feel more
satisfied with your life is to practice gratefulness for all the amazing things
you have already. If you spend most of your time wanting for the things you
don't have or being jealous of others for the things they do have, it will intensify
your unhappiness. Stop comparing yourself to others. You don’t know what they
are experiencing. They can appear to have everything the world could possibly
offer and still feel there is a void in their lives. To efficiently practice gratefulness, you
should make a daily list. I’m grateful that I no longer have to wear stretchy
pants! It pays to not eat two pounds of cheese.
Take some time to brainstorm all of the accomplishments, skills,
people, and things that you have in your life. Then, when you find a moment where
you feel down, look back at this list and remind yourself how good you have it.
4. Release Stress
- You probably
already realize that stress is a major hindrance to feeling satisfied with your
life. This is why you should do everything in your power to lower your stress. Stress
can make you feel ill. Chronic stress can kill you. Start each morning with
some relaxing yoga or mindful meditation.
hypnotherapy. Melissa can certainly help you with this! Make sure you're allowing yourself enough time for self-care each day. Ensure that you engage
regularly in practices that help you to release stress.
- Don’t underestimate the
power of deep breathing.
To start to feel more
satisfied in life is no easy task, and it will take you some time to master
this new approach. If you commit to following these suggestions, you may find
that satisfaction with your life is right around the corner and well within
Here’s to no
stretchy pants. ~Ted
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