Here Are 20 Tips To Be Alive, Not Just Exist

Sometimes it feels like you have everything yet there is something missing in your life, a spark. The daily routine can become dull real fast but these tips will help you feel  alive a little bit at a time:

1. Appreciate what you have:

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It is easy to get stuck in the wheel of life and lose perspective of all your blessings. Sometimes all you need is to take a step back and focus on everything good in your life and appreciate that.

2. Find the optimism:

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Your brain will focus on what you train it to focus on. So when in a situation, try to see the positive aspects of things rather than focusing on the negative and doing this intentionally at first will automatically trigger your brain into blurring out the negative.

3. Have a day of smiling:

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Smiling intentionally triggers your brain into releasing happy chemicals (dopamine) into your body. So when having a bad day try to smile at people, your co-workers or anyone really, this is guaranteed to make you feel better.

4. Eat something new:

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If you eat the same thing for lunch every day, ditch that. Try something new or eat something you really like.

5. Listen to something new:

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One of the simplest ways to change your boring routine is to listen to something new. If your music taste is narrow, venture into other genres, other artists and who knows you may find your new obsession.

6. Slow down:

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When everything seems fast-paced around you, slow down. Take a moment to take it all in, enjoy it rather than rushing through it.

7. Be your own best friend:

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Be your own cheerleader. when you fail or stumble, instead of beating yourself over it react to it how you would react if it was your friend who was struggling. Be a little selfish if you have to but do what is right for you.

8. Enjoy the small things:

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There are very few big achievements during the course of one’s life. We must learn to appreciate the small things as they make up the majority of our experiences.

9. Forgive:

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To truly move on from something you ought to forgive the person who did you wrong. It does not matter if the other person is sorry or not, you need to forgive them for the peace of your own mind.

10. Disconnect:

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The internet and social media although have opened a land of opportunities, sometimes they can take a toll on one’s mind. If you feel overwhelmed by so much information it is best to disconnect for a while. Delete apps from your phone and try to fill up your time with some other activity you might enjoy.

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11. Feel the pain:

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Pain is inevitable. Suffering is an unavoidable human experience, however, how you respond to suffering is up to you. If you keep denying your emotions or bottle up your feelings, they will only come out in worse forms later so in order for you to be not dragged down by it, it is important you feel the pain and process it in healthy ways.

12. Breathe:

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Literally. For a few minutes, every day just sit in a quiet corner, free of any distractions and focus on inhaling and exhaling. Take in deep breaths and visualize the air entering and leaving your lungs. This will calm your mind and body.

13. Exercise:

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You only get one body in a lifetime, so take care of it. Do something physically active every day even if it is for a few minutes. Go for a walk, take the stairs instead of the elevator, anything will do.

14. Find your passion:

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Spend some time on self-exploration. Discover what makes you excited and free out some time for that.

15. Let go of filler-activities:

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In order to make time for what is really important to you, you have to let go some things that you are not so enthusiastic about.

16. Travel:

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Nothing expands your perspective on life like meeting new people and hearing their stories. So travel whenever you get an opportunity.

17. Do something daring:

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Ask your crush out on a date, share your writings with your friends, anything that requires courage to do.

18. Let go when you have no other way forward:

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Know when it is time to mend things and when things have surpassed the ability to become better and the only thing left to do is leave them, whether is a job or a relationship.

19. Surround yourself with sincere people:

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The kind of people you surround yourself with has a huge impact on your emotional well being so be careful about who you give importance to.

20. Make someone’s day:

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Sometimes the best way to make yourself feel better is by making someone else feel better. It could be a small gesture like a note or a flower but their smile will be big enough to make you feel alive. Some things work better for some than others, so through trial and error find out what makes you feel the best and keep doing that.

Article by BornRealist 

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