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15 Reasons You’re Probably Amazing Though You Don’t Know It

15 Reasons You’re Probably Amazing Though You Don’t Know It

Through difficulties and struggles we find direction and purpose. Sometimes making necessary sacrifices to keep going may seem daunting and impossible. Importantly, we find beauty in ourselves and through our tribulations should know that we are always amazing — and that no one has the right to take this splendid quality from us.

“Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery” ― Anne Frank

1. You can tolerate others despite their faults

Even when you are taken for granted and inflicted with scorn you can still find reason to smile and give an individual or a group of people a second chance. You are not stiff and see the beauty of the world in the sunrise rather than the sunset.

2. You can wait for your turn

You are not always in haste or in a hurry; rather, you understand the value of time and patience. At the end of the day you understand everything will turn out in your favor.

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3. You are empathetic

You can relate with others who are going through difficult situations. You understand their tribulations and in you there is a desire to help or to alleviate their pain.

4. You do not seek perfection

You do not seek perfection from yourself or from others. You know that this is practically not possible and you can learn to live life this way and stop acting too seriously. Thus you are more relaxed and live with fewer regrets.

5. You can take risks

You can take a chance and attempt another kind and purposeful act. You do not give up hope easily as you are able to show grit, determination, and resilience in the face of obstacles and defiance.

6. You do not compare yourself with others

Making comparisons and trying to be what you are not doesn’t help your self esteem. This behavior bruises it. You understand this and find reasons not to be jealous or envious of others.

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7. You are grateful

You can appreciate others and say “thank you.” You are not afraid or unable to show appreciation or express gratitude. Somehow you are healed when you do this.

8. You are willing to help others

You are selfless and you find joy in offering your time and energy. You understand purpose is in contribution rather than setting boundaries.

9. You live with no regrets

You will make mistakes and others will also. You’ve come to terms with the fact that you cannot change the past. There is purpose and peace in letting go of the hurt that comes from past events.

10. You are self-aware

You know your limitations. You also know what you can take and what you cannot take. Beyond this you do not stretch yourself, rather you can embrace yourself and work positively within your abilities.

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11. You can deal with pain

Just as there are joys and fun moments, there are struggles you have to put up with. Through these struggles you can fight and win. You do not let pain define you, rather you define pain.

12. You can listen

Sometimes what others need from you is for you to listen, for you to be attentive and offer them support. You are approachable and always ready to listen.

13. You are the light in darkness

You are rare and unique and something worth keeping. You offer this light and illumination when everything turns sour or negative. You do not keep the light or store it. You shine it.

14. You are positive

You understand that whatever has gone wrong today can be made better tomorrow. You do not dwell in negativity or swim in your misfortunes rather you are optimistic and you treat every day with the amazing potential it has to offer you.

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15. You enjoy life

You smile and you are interesting to be with. You enjoy life as your joys are in the simple things and sharing them with others.

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Last Updated on July 3, 2020

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

In today’s world, true peace must come from within us and our own actions. Here are 30 small things you can do on a regular basis to increase your overall sense of harmony, peace, and well-being:

1. Don’t go to every fight you’re invited to

Particularly when you’re around those who thrive on chaos, be willing to decline the invitation to join in on the drama.

2. Focus on your breath

Throughout the day, stop to take a few deep breaths. Keep stress at bay with techniques such as “square breathing.” Breathe in for four counts, hold for four counts, then out for four counts, and hold again for four counts. Repeat this cycle four times.

3. Get organized and purge old items

A cluttered space often creates a cluttered spirit. Take the time to get rid of anything you haven’t used in a year and invest in organizational systems that help you sustain a level of neatness.

4. Stop yourself from being judgmental

Whenever you are tempted to have an opinion about someone else’s life, check your intentions. Judging others creates and promotes negative energy.

5. Say ‘thank you’ early and often

Start and end each day with an attitude of gratitude. Look for opportunities in your daily routine and interactions to express appreciation.

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6. Smile more

Even if you have to “fake it until you make it,” there are many scientific benefits of smiling and laughing. Also, pay attention to your facial expression when you are doing neutral activities such as driving and walking. Turn that frown upside down!

7. Don’t worry about the future

As difficult as this sounds, there is a direct connection between staying in the present and living a more peaceful life. You cannot control the future. As the old proverb goes, “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” Practice gently bringing your thoughts back to the present.

8. Eat real food

The closer the food is to the state from which it came from the earth, the better you will feel in eating it. Choose foods that grew from a plant over food that was made in a plant.

9. Choose being happy over being right

Too often, we sacrifice inner peace in order to make a point. It’s rarely worth it.

10. Keep technology out of the bedroom

Many studies, such as one conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have connected blue light of electronic devices before bed to adverse sleep and overall health. To make matters worse, many people report that they cannot resist checking email and social media when their cell phone is in reach of their bed, regardless of the time.

11. Make use of filtering features on social media

You may not want to “unfriend” someone completely, however you can choose whether you want to follow their posts and/or the sources of information that they share.

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12. Get comfortable with silence

When you picture someone who is the ultimate state of peace, typically they aren’t talking.

13. Listen to understand, not to respond

So often in conversations, we use our ears to give us cues about when it is our turn to say what we want to say. Practice active listening, ask questions, process, then speak.

14. Put your troubles in a bubble

Whenever you start to feel anxious, visualize the situation being wrapped in a bubble and then picture that sphere floating away.

15. Speak more slowly

Often a lack of peace manifests itself in fast or clipped speech. Take a breath, slow down, and let your thoughtful consideration drive your words.

16. Don’t procrastinate

Nothing adds stress to our lives like waiting until the last minute.

17. Buy a coloring book

Mandala coloring books for adults are becoming more popular because of their connection to creating inner peace.

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18. Prioritize yourself

You are the only person who you are guaranteed to live with 24 hours a day for the rest of your life.

19. Forgive others

Holding a grudge is hurting you exponentially more than anyone else. Let it go.

20. Check your expectations

Presumption often leads to drama. Remember the old saying, “Expectations are premeditated resentments.”

21. Engage in active play

Let your inner child come out and have some fun. Jump, dance, play, and pretend!

22. Stop criticizing yourself

The world is a hard enough place with more than enough critics. Your life is not served well by being one of them.

23. Focus your energy and attention on what you want

Thoughts, words, and actions all create energy. Energy attracts like energy. Put out what you want to get back.

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24. Assign yourself “complaint free” days.

Make a conscious decision not to complain about anything for a whole day. It might be harder than you think and the awareness will stick with you.

25. Surround yourself with people you truly enjoy being in the company of

Personalities tend to be contagious, and not everyone’s is worth catching. Be judicious in your choices.

26. Manage your money

Financial concerns rank top on the list of what causes people stress. Take the time each month to do a budget, calculate what you actually spend and sanity check that against the money you have coming in.

27. Stop trying to control everything

Not only is your inner control freak sabotaging your sense of peace, it is also likely getting in the way of external relationships as well.

28. Practice affirmations

Repeat positive phrases that depict the life and qualities you want to attract. It may not come naturally to you, but it works.

29. Get up before sunrise

Personally witnessing the dawn brings a unique sense of awe and appreciation for life.

30. Be yourself

Nothing creates more inner discord than trying to be something other than who we really are. Authenticity breeds happiness.

Featured photo credit: man watching sunrise via stokpic.com

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