Yeah, we all get it, life sucks! But do you really need to wallow in all things negative? If you really want people to picture you as this crazy hermit afraid of even breathing, then this article is not for you.
Let’s face it: Life is amazing, life is messy, and you wouldn’t want it any other way. How else would magical things happen, or—dare anyone say—even miracles?
That being said, all of us only have so much time on earth, so how do we do it all?
You don’t. So pick only the essentials. Here are 30 things you need to experience to understand how amazing life is.
Yeah, yeah, this is something everyone recommends. Getting to eat that dish you’ll remember for life. Meeting hot babes. Laughing along with locals who remind you friendly people still exist. This are just a few of many reasons why people recommend it.
2. Waking Up next to a Loved One
Who wouldn’t want to experience something awesome right from the minute they wake up?
3. Fail Epically
Sounds cheesy, but it is through our failures that miracles occur. Opportunities will come knocking on your door, I promise.
4. Succeed at Something
It doesn’t have to be something grand like making a million dollars, but celebrate any type of success you have.
5. Work at Your Dream Job
What would you pursue if you could have 100% chance of success? Working at your dream job will ignite your passion and you’ll wonder why you’re getting paid to do something you’d easily do for free.
6. Do an Extreme Sport
Come on, I dare you.
7. Be a Mentor
You’ll feel a rush of excitement and be so proud when the person you mentor achieves success because of what you did.
8. Get a Mentor
You need a mentor, too, to show you that life can be more than you dreamed of.
9. Exercise the Heck out of Your Body
Remember how awesome you feel after each workout?
10. Try Your Hand at Becoming a Minimalist
Like they say, less is more. You’ll soon notice at how much happier you are when you have fewer things to worry about.
11. Outsource Menial Tasks
You’d be surprised at how much leisure time you have, or even how you can get more done, when you outsource tasks that suck up more time than you initially realized.
12. Take a Week Off to Unplug
It’s amazing how getting away from an electronic device (especially our phones!) can really recharge our batteries. (Ha, ha, get it?)
13. Go for a Spa Day
Come on, even men could benefit from a relaxing massage. You’ll emerge a new man (or woman).
14. Ask for Help
You’ll cry knowing how much you’re loved when people step up and help you when you’re in need.
15. Be an Extra in a Movie
Who wouldn’t want to meet celebrities in person?
16. Take an Online Course
Many of them are free, and you’ll remember at once the joy you felt when you learned something new. Especially something you’ve always been curious about.
Express yourself! You also get to be in awe of the power of the internet, and how many people connect over this nifty little thing.
18. Learn a New Language
It just opens so many doors, such as meeting and being friends with people you normally wouldn’t be able to communicate with.
19. Laugh. A Lot.
Nothing is better in life than laughing until you cry or can’t breathe anymore.
20. Fall in Love
You know that high everyone talks about? Yeah.
21. Have at Least One Sexy Outfit.
That doesn’t mean it has to be revealing. Just something that makes you feel good inside and out.
22. Read More
Is there anything better than getting lost in a book?
23. Spend More Time with Family
Do I really need to elaborate on this?
24. Spend More Time with Friends
Why wouldn’t you?
Getting into a calm state of mind really helps you change your perspective on how good life actually is.
26. Cry. A Lot.
Sometimes, all we need is to simply cry in order to feel better. It makes us realize that life goes on, no matter what.
27. Writing in a Gratitude Journal for at Least a Month
Having a grumpy day? Think about the good things in life and you’ll be sure to realize how amazing life is
28. Hang Out with People Who Laugh until They Make You Cry
Laughter is such great medicine. Really.
It’s scientifically proven that smiling (even when you don’t feel happy) boosts your mood. So why not do more of it?
30. Mix up Your Routine
Sometimes we forget how awesome life is simply because we’re bored with what we’re doing.
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