Every single breathing person in this world is alive, but not all of them can truly say that are ‘living’. Existing and living take so much more than just being awake and having all of your organs working properly; it is about the emotions and the experiences that you have along the way. When your time comes to pass on to whatever is next, will you honestly be able to say that you lived life to the max? Here are thirteen **ways to feel alive and not just exist. **
1. Try Something New
Get out of your comfort zone once in a while, try new things that you hadn’t previously been brave enough to do.
2. Little Things
Enjoy the little things in life rather than lamenting the stuff that you don’t have. It’s not until you take time to appreciate all the small stuff that you can appreciate the rest when it comes.
3. Be Authentic
Don’t spend all of your time trying to be someone else, the only way to really live your life is to unapologetically be yourself. Coasting along and not being true to yourself is being alive, but embracing yourself is truly living.
Make the effort to smile at at least five different people every single day. You never know when you could be making someone else feel better, and you shouldn’t underestimate the positive energy that getting a smile back can give.
You’re probably tired of people telling you to work out, but it really is amazing how much of a difference it can make to overall happiness. Those endorphins, they don’t mess around, they will make you feel amazing.
Try to switch your mindset to being appreciative and thankful for the things that you have, rather than being jealous of the things that you don’t.
7. Ignore Negativity
Make the effort to ignore the negativity that people you know might be exuding. You don’t have any power over their feelings, but you do have the power to pay no attention and focus on your own positivity instead.
8. Be Present
Don’t spend too much time living in the past, and don’t spend too much time dreaming about the future. Focus more attention on the present and what you can do right now to make yourself happier.
9. Save Money
Start putting away a little bit of money each month to go towards your future. It will give you peace of mind which means you can go about having more fun in the present.
10. Embrace Emotions
Don’t be one of those people who push their emotions deep down inside and become numb to the world. Don’t be afraid to show your emotions, they are what make us human after all.
11. Go Offline
Try disconnecting from all of your social media for a little while, you might find that you stop feeling so down about yourself because you aren’t constantly comparing yourself to others.
12. Different Route
Just a small thing, but change your route home from work. It can be nice and stimulating to experience a different visual perspective!
13. Don’t Dwell
Don’t dwell on the past, none of that can be changed. What matters the most is that you take control of your present in order to make your future better.