Advertising
Advertising

15 Reasons Why You Should Not Be Grateful For Life

15 Reasons Why You Should Not Be Grateful For Life

Curious? This is about the beauty of life, about being grateful to life. I mean, we are all mortals, our emotions are constantly being juggled. It is natural to be upset with the sad moments we face in our lives, despite living in this beautiful world – but making sadness an obsession is BAD. You have to open your eyes and see all the beautiful things around you. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Thus, wiggle off your depression and look afresh.

1. Get lost… in nature

Honestly, I don’t like to work right after I wake up in the morning. So, what I usually do is take my steaming cup of hot coffee, stand in front of the window and look outside. The lush green trees, the blooming flowers, even the houses look absolutely brilliant. If that’s not good enough to make you “not” grateful, nothing is. The next time you are feeling down, why don’t you take a stroll in the park, and enjoy what nature has to offer you?

Look-Deep-Into-Nature-Inspirational-Life-Quotes
    Photo Credit: Pinterest.com

    2. Grow younger. Not that again!

    This is specially for those parents who are frustrated and become melancholic with life. I know it is not so easy to tend the kids, work, and handle the household chores. You have been gifted with the most precious gifts – your children! Be thankful for such a priceless present. For a change why not try grow young, be their age, play with them, laugh with them. Trust me, you can’t be any happier!

    c5b0a3cfd1c9a74ff187d4515bc6608a
      Photo Credit: Pinterest.com

      3. Who said laughter is the best medicine?

       

      gratejoke

        Yes, you, Mister-or-miss Serious! In the words of the movie, “Why so serious?” Aren’t you grateful that jokes exist in this world? Even if you are not a “lame” person, it is always a welcome break to wisecrack sometimes. If you can’t come up with something as bad as the above joke then read some! You’ll be grateful for life for the existence of such remedies. Because laughter is the best medicine!

        Advertising

        4. Who likes music anyway?

        As if you don’t! Whether consciously or subconsciously, you do frequently hum a tune that gets stuck in your mind. There have been studies about music as a therapy and the results are very positive. Whether you are feeling down in the dumps or not, music has great impact on our mind and body. It is a powerful treatment tool. Aren’t you grateful that musicians exist?

        SRU-MT-Wordle
          Photo Credit: sru.edu

          5. Isn’t sitting on the couch and sulking away the best?

          Don’t misinterpret this! Party hard and go wild if it suits you, but don’t make it into a habit. You can dye your hair pink, dress like hobo; that’s absolutely your personal matter. What I mean is if you think there is nothing for you that the human race can offer, then go into the jungle and hang out with the animals. Yes, I am talking about safari! You will be in a safe distance from the wilds, but it will really unwind you and make you feel gratified that life has so many things to gift you. Always remember:

          wild-hearts-cant-be-broken
            Photo Credit: Quotes Pictures

            6. Chocolate, yuck!

            chocolate
              Photo Credit: Pinterest.com

              Having a bad day? Feeling worthless? Don’t. Because it is not the answer to your problems. If you want to overcome your roller-coaster of an emotion, go buy yourself some chocolate. It is another medicine to cure your dreadful mood. The good news is, it is WAY cheaper than a therapist. If you want to be adventurous, then make one! Aren’t you glad? Happy eating!

              7. Cooking sucks!

              Cooking helps. Oh yes, cooking helps to lift up your mood like magic. Look at this picture of broccoli:

              broccoli
                Photo Credit: Mind Unleashed

                Isn’t it beautiful? This is just an example. Nature has presented us with such amazing, vibrant foods that we are forever grateful to. So, why not utilize these beauties and cook up a storm?

                Advertising

                cook
                  Photo Credit: Enchanting quotes

                  8. Life has given you money, so, bankrupt yourself!

                  This is for the lovely ladies out there (the guys are most welcome too). You have a career, you get paid for your hard work, and most of the money is gone before you can count it. It is mainly draining away due to the household costs, babies, or paying bills – but that’s not life, that’s living. You should reward yourself as well. Visit the mall, and be a shopaholic for one day. It won’t harm you, neither will it kill you! Just make sure you don’t overindulge in this too often.

                  shoppingjokes

                    9. The big bang theory

                    No, I am not talking about physics. I am talking about physical activity. It is actually a rhetoric term for sex. Sex is a sensational cure for depression. Because life has offered you a beautiful partner, and you guys complete each other, you are in bliss when you are in your partner’s company. Part of the bliss is having sex. Studies have shown that sex has a great impact on your psychological aspects. So, the next time you are down and your stunning partner is roaming around you, just do it!

                    sex
                      Photo Credit: Kingdamian

                      10. You are ugly, face it!

                      How ugly do you think you are? Everyone is born with their own beauty. Looking pretty naturally makes you feel pretty. To define your beauty, you can always take professional help. Say, after a haircut, or a massage, or even getting a mani-pedi, don’t you feel beautiful? Why not try meditation, or yoga? This form of exercise will revitalise your body and soul, leaving you happy and fresh. Whether you hit the salon, or your yoga mat, you’ll be grateful for life that such things matter and will increase your confidence.

                      beautiful
                        Photo Credit: Pixshark

                        11. Hate hate hate dancing!

                        Did you know that you can release stress by dancing? You don’t have to wait for Saturday night to go clubbing. You can simply put on music and dance to the rhythm. Take half an hour from your time and you will be surprised to see the result. Here is a step by step guide on stress-relieving for your benefit. Check this out and thank me later!

                        Advertising

                        dance

                          12. A friend in need…

                          You have amazing people around you. Your parents, your partner, your children, and your friends. Perhaps you don’t have your parents any more, or you are single with no kids. Don’t stress. You have friends because everyone has friends. It is not necessary to have a whole bunch of hanger-ons constantly around you. Two or three genuine sidekicks are sufficient. Just be yourself with them. Laugh out loud. Play games. Movies would do. Eat out. Drink till you are drunk. Party. Cry. SHARE. Trust me, these are more than enough to life a longer life – and you will be grateful for life that you are blessed with such wonderful souls.

                          life_quotes_to_live_by_lifequotes
                            Photo Credit: Quotes Upload

                            13. Reading is so overrated!

                            Read as much as you can. Not only will it make you forget your worries, it will rejuvenate your spirit as well. Be it Shakespeare or Jane Austen classics, to Sidney Sheldon or Agatha Christie. Be it William Blake or J.K. Rowling, it does not matter. Just read. You will thank your books forever. They can be one of your trusted friends.

                            book

                              14. Loathe your mistakes

                              What are we without mistakes? Would we be the person we are today if we didn’t make any mistakes? Of course not! You face many hurdles in your life, it is okay. Some hurdles make you frustrated, some make you sad. There are some hurdles that push you to make mistakes. Do not fear your mistakes, embrace them. Walk with them. Talk to them. Laugh at them.

                              Advertising

                              grateful--be grateful, even to your enemies
                                Photo Credit: Encognitive.com

                                15. School was boring. Why not relive it?

                                knowledge
                                  Photo Credit: refe99.com

                                  Imagine waking up early in the morning, going to school, attending classes with a bunch of teenagers, doing homework, sitting tests… I know, you don’t want to live in that nightmare AGAIN! You don’t have to of course, there is the internet. You can type whatever you like into a search engine and then… Learn! Knowledge has no bounds. There are many free online courses that provide certificates as well, to help you out, here are three such websites for your convenience:

                                  If you can get your hands busy on acquiring education, you won’t have time for moping around. You will be grateful for LIFE! You’re welcome!

                                  Lastly, I would like to say that we all have our differences, we all have difficulties in life, sorrows, and challenges. It is only natural to be upset, but next time, look around you. Love your flaws, love your life, and you shall be grateful for life. Here is Marilyn Monroe for you. Cheers!

                                  lastimage

                                    More by this author

                                    15 Best Autobiographies Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives 20 Medical Benefits of Marijuana You Probably Never Knew Science Says People Who Talk To Themselves Are Geniuses Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom 10 Little Things Happy Couples Do Every Day

                                    Trending in Communication

                                    1 What Is Your Destiny in Life? How to Mindfully Achieve Your Purpose 2 7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck 3 10 Things You Can Do Now to Change Your Life Forever 4 Meditation Can Change Your Life: The Power of Mindfulness 5 Understand Your Love Style & Learn to Love: Co Dependent Relationship

                                    Read Next

                                    Advertising
                                    Advertising

                                    Last Updated on September 17, 2018

                                    7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

                                    7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

                                    Relationships are complicated and when you’re unhappy, it can be difficult to tell what’s causing it and what needs to change.

                                    Sometimes it’s as easy as opening up to your partner about your problems, while other times it may be necessary to switch partners or roll solo to get your mind straight.

                                    When you’re in the thick of things, it can be difficult to tell if you’re unhappy in your relationship or just unhappy in general (in which case, a relationship may be just the cure you need).

                                    Here’re signs of an unhappy relationship that is possibly making you feel stuck:

                                    1. You’re depressed about your home life.

                                    No matter what you do in life, you’re going to have good and bad days. Your relationship is no different.

                                    However, no matter what you’re going through at home, you have to feel comfortable in your own home.

                                    If you constantly dread going home because your significant other is there, there’s a problem. Maybe it’s something you already know about, everyone has an argument or just needs some alone time.

                                    Advertising

                                    When that yearning to be alone becomes an insatiable obsession over the course of months and years, it’s time to realize you’re not the exception to the rule.

                                    You’re unhappy in your relationship, and you need to take a look in the mirror and do whatever it takes to make yourself smile.

                                    2. You aren’t comfortable being yourself.

                                    Remember all those things you discovered about yourself when you first got together? The way your partner made you feel when you met that made you fall in love with him or her in the first place.

                                    If they don’t make you feel that way anymore, it’s not the end of the world. If your partner makes you uncomfortable about being you, then her or she is only dragging you down. It’s up to you to decide how to handle that.

                                    You need to be comfortable with who you are. This means being comfortable in your skin and with the way you walk, talk, look, breath, move, and all the other things that make you uniquely you.

                                    If the person who supposedly loves you doesn’t make you feel good about yourself, know that you can do better. They’re not even one in a billion.

                                    3. You can’t stop snooping.

                                    Mutual trust is necessary in any relationship. The only way to get that trust is with respect.

                                    Advertising

                                    I can find you anywhere online, no matter how private and secure you think you are. The odds of you having a password I can’t crack are slim. If we’ve met in person, I could install a remote key logger on your device without even touching it.

                                    Finding your information online hardly takes a clandestine organization. Any idiot with a Wi-Fi-enabled device can cyberstalk you. I’m just the only idiot in the village admitting it.

                                    So now that we know everyone snoops, it’s time to address your personal habits. Governments snoop because they don’t trust us. If you’re snooping on your partner, it’s because you don’t trust them.

                                    It’s ok to have doubts, and it’s perfectly normal to look into anything that looks weird, but keep in mind that data collection is only half of an investigation.

                                    If you find yourself constantly snooping and questioning everything, clearly there’s a trust issue and the relationship likely needs to end.

                                    4. You’re afraid of commitment.

                                    If you’ve been dating longer than a year and you aren’t engaged, it’s never going to happen.

                                    Commitment is important. People will come up with a million ways to describe why they can’t be committed.

                                    Advertising

                                    No matter who you are if you like it, you need to put a ring on it. Find an engagement ring, stick a gemstone in it and marry the person. If you’re not legally able to get married or you don’t believe in it for one reason or another, have a child (or adopt one, however you’re able to) or treat your partner’s family like your own. It’s a huge financial and mental commitment.

                                    If you’re not ready for one or the other after some time, don’t waste anymore of your precious life on the relationship.

                                    Your relationship should be something that propels you forward. If it’s not going anywhere, make it an open relationship and call it what it is—dating multiple people.

                                    5. You imagine a happier life without your partner.

                                    If all you’re doing is imagining a happier life without your partner, it’s a sign that you’re in the wrong relationship. You’re unhappy and you need to get out.

                                    Your partner should be included in your dreams. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a future with someone.

                                    Try to remember what you dreamed of before you got your heart broken by the realities of life, love and the pursuit of human success.

                                    Remember when you would crush on that cute kid in class? You would secretly imagine marrying him or her and going on an adventure—that’s the way life should be.

                                    Advertising

                                    If you’re not at least imagining adventures together, then why are you in that relationship?

                                    6. You resent, rather than love your partner.

                                    When a relationship starts to crumble, you begin to resent your partner for all the things you once loved about him or her.

                                    When you’ve reached this point, your partner has reached at least No. 2 on this list. From your partner’s perspective, your unhappiness with them is picked up as bashing them for being who they are.

                                    If you’re both unhappy in the relationship, it’s better if it ends as quickly and painlessly as possible.

                                    7. You chase past feelings.

                                    It’s okay to reminisce about the past, but if all you do is wish things were like they used to be, it’s a sign you’re not on the right path.

                                    You’re unhappy and, at the very least, you need to have an open dialogue about it. This isn’t necessarily a sign that the relationship should end, but it definitely needs a spark.

                                    When you talk to your partner candidly about what it is you’re looking for, you never know how they’ll react. The risk alone is worth it, good or bad.

                                    Final thoughts

                                    If you’re feeling stuck in your current relationship, it’s time to reflect about it with your partner. Don’t ignore these signs of an unhappy relationship as they will slowly go worse and harm both you and your partner in long-term.

                                    Featured photo credit: josh peterson via unsplash.com

                                    Read Next