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50 Of The Best Things In Life That Aren’t Available To Buy

50 Of The Best Things In Life That Aren’t Available To Buy

What makes you genuinely happy?  As the popular saying goes, the best things in life are free. While money is an important part of life, the best things in your life are often priceless, such as your close friends and family. No-one could buy you a better gift than the memories you already have with them.

The happiest people in the world find joy in the small, everyday things, from taking a hot bath to laughing for hours with their friends.

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The most important things in life are free – check out 50 things that will make you feel great without spending any money.

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  1. Getting into your bed with fresh sheets.
  2. Sitting by a crackling fire that warms your body through.
  3. Taking an adventure through a beautiful location you’ve never visited.
  4. Going for a long run and feeling healthy and accomplished.
  5. Listening to your favorite song.
  6. Re-reading your favorite childhood book.
  7. Cuddling underneath the blankets on a cold morning with your partner.
  8. Getting a good night’s sleep.
  9. Winning a competition you entered.
  10. Knowing you have real friends who have your back, no matter what happens in the future.
  11. Knowing someone truly loves you for who you really are.
  12. Having a healthy and loving relationship with your parents.
  13. Having a long nap and waking up feeling relaxed and stress-free.
  14. Eating a delicious, healthy, home-cooked meal.
  15. Looking in your pets eyes and seeing devotion and love.
  16. The smell of freshly cut grass on a sunny day.
  17. Watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset with a loved one.
  18. When you finally achieve a goal or dream you have been working towards.
  19. Listening to the sound of rainfall through the window.
  20. A peaceful, relaxing walk through your favorite location.
  21. Receiving a compliment from someone you respect.
  22. Having a family member or friend who you know you can always count on, even in hard times.
  23. Having someone in your life who is totally honest with you, even when it is challenging.
  24. Laughing until your ribs hurt and your eyes are streaming – but you still can’t stop laughing.
  25. Having a friend believe in your dreams as much as they believe in their own dreams.
  26. Thinking back to funny high school memories with your childhood best friends.
  27. Making a stranger smile by smiling at them.
  28. Choosing to do a good deed for someone when you didn’t have to.
  29. Having the day off work and treating yourself to a lazy day.
  30. Looking through old holiday photographs and remembering the sun on your skin
  31. The first time the love of your life tells you that they love you.
  32. When you find out the person you are attracted to is attracted to you.
  33. Listening to the sounds of wave crashing on the beach.
  34. Getting into a hot bubble bath with candles after a long Winter’s day.
  35. Receiving hand-picked flowers from someone you love.
  36. Flipping over to the cold side of the pillow.
  37. Watching the stars with your friends and trying to find the constellation.
  38. Watching colorful flowers start to bloom in spring.
  39. Finding something you thought you had lost.
  40. Making a child laugh or smile.
  41. Jumping in a big pile of leaves during fall.
  42. Taking off your shoes after a long and tiring day.
  43. Visiting your family for the holidays.
  44. Dancing around your bedroom to a feel-good song while you’re alone.
  45. Cooking a delicious meal from a difficult recipe.
  46. The excitement of attending a special occasion, like a birthday or a holiday.
  47. Overcoming a difficult challenge.
  48. Getting a full night’s rest.
  49. Getting great results on a test.
  50. The smell of freshly baked bread.

Can you think of any more wonderful part of life that aren’t available to buy? Please comment your ideas and suggestions below!

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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