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4 Ways To Develop Your Passions And Live Life Spontaneously

4 Ways To Develop Your Passions And Live Life Spontaneously

When we feel as though our lives are becoming monotonous we seek change. We seek adventure, not necessarily an extreme adventure that involves travelling, but within ourselves and within our lives. Jose Llorens of Elite Daily suggests four ways you can begin to live life spontaneously and develop your passions:

It is needless to say that every expert was once a beginner. Being an expert entails more than the dedication of long hours and countless sleepless nights in order to master a craft. Sure, anyone can become an expert at something, but the passionate ones always seem to excel amongst everyone else.

Not everyone has to live like an expert to be one. Ever had that feeling that everything seems to be going your way, and you never want it to end? Well it doesn’t have to.

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The vast majority of us spend our time trying to come up with ideas for our futures that assure security, yet it appears that this doesn’t always seem to be a reliable plan. Why? Because thinking about something will never be the same as trying it. You don’t have to find what you want to do. It’ll find you.

There’s not an esoteric strategy to finding what your passion is. If you have the opportunity to do something you want to do, go ahead and do it. Keep trying new things, and never settle for anything less than what you’re passionate for. It’ll keep that fire inside of you burning.

If you want to be an expert at life, then start living like a virgin. There is nothing more exhilarating than trying something for the first time as many of you can recall. You have no idea what you’re getting into, and you’ll never know the outcome.

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New experiences lead to new opportunities. Live like you’ll die tomorrow, there’s no reason not to. That sense of adventure that you get from doing something spontaneous will truly make you happier. Get lost once and a while; here’s how.

Network

Meet new people. Have a conversation with a stranger, introduce yourself, and you’ll begin to notice that people want to be spoken to. People like to share and be listened to. Plus, you never know whom you are going to meet. People appreciate you more when you reach out to them and take an interest in their lives.

Travel

Traveling allows you to explore other environments and put your life into perspective. Being around different types of people, food, languages and cultures with ultimately change the way you view the world. Getting away from home will allow you to appreciate what you have, and it will also give you a better understanding of the world. We all need to travel for one reason or another.

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Love

Love everybody. We’re all just people looking for our place in the world, and everybody has their own unique story. Treat everyone with respect, regardless of his or her age, sex, occupation or gender. Smile a lot. It brings good vibes and attracts people.

Stay Curious

Never lose that sense of curiosity we are each born with. As a child you remember the curious behavior that slowly diminished as you grew older. What happened to that urge to ask questions? Oh yeah, a conditioned society happened. Who cares what everyone is doing! Live your own life.

Keep learning new things and soak up the life around you. Try to have the curiosity of a five-year-old for the rest of your life. Don’t hold back on your desires. We all have responsibilities, but make it a habit to do something new everyday. Once you begin to get comfortable, that’s when you fail to embrace the spice of life. Keep moving forward.

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If not now, then when?

Jose Llorens: A thrill-seeking individual who loves a new challenge, and is looking to inspire anyone who comes along his path. Jose is an advocate for the millennial reform, and wants to share his insights regarding the movement. He emphasizes the opportunity to chase dreams, innovate, and live a valuable life. Jose is an early stage startup founder, former personal trainer, and sometimes a philosophy student at Florida International University that has a burning fire inside to change the world by influencing people to join the movement, and hear the voice of Generation Y.

How To Develop Your Passions And To Live Life Spontaneously | Elite Daily

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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