Most of us are completely aware of the big stuff we need to do in order to have fulfilling lives, but what about the little things? Those little things that we forget to do in life matter greatly!
Embracing these seemingly small aspects about life is what can empower us and equip us with the tools to live more fulfilling lives. So, what are the 10 things we should remember in life but very often forget?
Read on and as you discover each point, make it a life goal to remember them always.
- Be yourself, always.
To always be yourself is to know exactly who you are. This can take some people many years to establish their own identity. But once you do, you realize what a rewarding and fulfilling life you can give yourself.
You can establish boundaries, focus on a direction and live according to your values and beliefs. No one on this planet is exactly the same as you and you’re completely unique and original, so what’s not to love?
- Remember who you are.
Always remember who you are, and that includes where you’re from, your morals, your values, your standards and everything else that equals you.
You owe it to yourself to remember all of these things because they are (and will always be) what makes up you as a person and what makes you who you are today.
- Adjust your lenses.
Life wants you to focus on what’s important. But you have to know what that is and in fact you know it already. It is you who are important.
Focus on your goals and dreams. Focus on how to make yourself live life to the fullest. And when things get rough, adjust your lenses and see the world beyond yourself. Maybe the world can help you get through it.
- Nothing lasts forever.
Nothing ever lasts forever, and this is exactly why we need to learn to detach from things, places and people in our lives and, when the time comes to say goodbye, to let them all go and to do it with dignity.
Nothing lasts forever, so live it up, drink it down, take chances and never regret because at one point it was what you wanted.
- Forgive but don’t forget.
Holding a grudge is really not a pretty thing to hold onto. Be willing to forgive, but don’t force yourself to forget others’ wrongdoings.
Being let down is an important life lesson, so forgive, but don’t feel you must forget. It is completely OK to remember what you’ve been through as it will enable you to be grateful for who you have become.
- Give and never expect anything in return.
Life wants you to remember how generous you were before that major heartbreak, before they walked away, before you fell into your knees in defeat and before you gave up. You’re generous. Okay, you gave everything although it didn’t seem enough. But this time, life wants you to look at it this way: Give and never expect anything in return.
Your generosity is innate and expectations should not hinder that. You’re wonderful. Remember that the world needs more generous people like you.
- Mistakes are a part of life.
As you walk through life, you will fall down many times. You will fail and you make mistakes, but that’s okay. Life is like that. Never forget that life is a process of becoming and that through every painful and humiliating experience and through every hurtful and heartbreaking interaction, you craft yourself and you build your life.
Through everything that happens to you, either good or bad, you gain all the wisdom, strength, knowledge and confidence to do the things that you are meant to do. And to live the life that you are meant to live. That’s what life is all about.
- Don’t let your worries hold you back.
Life wants you to remember that your worries will always be worries and these don’t go far from being just worries. Worrying will get you nowhere so you should stop it now. Your midnight what-ifs will only cause you hours of sleep and will not solve any of your problems. Your worries will only stop you from being who you ought to be.
So just remember this: You were created bigger and greater than the worries you created.
- Your thoughts create your reality.
Thoughts have power, great power – creative power. With every thought that you think you craft and shape your life in one way or another. The life you are now living is the result of all the thoughts you have thought up until this moment. Your present level of self-esteem, your confidence and your sense of self-worth were determined by all the thoughts you have ever thought and all the words you have ever said to yourself.
The quality of your present relationships, the way you look at the world, your beliefs and limitations, your fears and insecurities, they are all the result of the many thoughts you kept affirming to yourself.
- Laugh more often.
Life wants you to remember that a day without laughter is a day wasted. No matter how cruel a day could get, having a good laugh will make it less cruel. Enjoy a good company and have fun. Laugh until your jaw breaks, your eyes burst into tears and your face turns red.
Whether your laugh has no sound or has similar sound as a horse, who cares? Just laugh it out.