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You have no doubt heard the saying “life is what you make it”, and it is very true. To truly enjoy your life you need to appreciate it for what it is. When was the last time you thought about what you have to be grateful for?

You might be tempted to answer that you don’t have anything to be grateful for. This isn’t going to be true at all, there will always be a few things that you can be thankful for having. Your health is one, you should be glad that you wake up each morning ready and able to face the day. For many people just the task of getting out of bed and getting dressed is a huge challenge.

If you have a job , you should be grateful for it, even if it is one that you don’t really like. Are your parents still alive and well? Then be grateful for that, if they are how long has it been since you visited or chatted with them?

It is very easy to fall into the pattern of not being happy, almost to the point of getting depressed. Dwelling on what you don’t have such as not getting that promotion, not making enough money or having no-one to share your life with can really do a number on you.

If there is something that you really want out of your life, it is up to you to go out there and get it. If you are not in a relationship why not? Be honest here, you can’t expect to meet someone if you stay hidden at home all the time.

Negative thinking is not healthy at all and can lead to severe depression and worse. You need to learn how to start switching out your negative thoughts for more positive ones. This may not be an easy task, but it can be done if you put the time into it.

Each morning when you get up remind yourself of at least one thing that you are grateful for. It can also be helpful to use positive affirmations to help you stay in a positive mindset.

If you hate your job, instead of dwelling on this, figure out a plan of action for getting out of it and into a career that you want to have. Remember it is your choice and no one is stopping you, other than yourself. Life really is what you make it, how are you going to proceed with yours now?

 

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