Lead a simple life and practice mindfulness to cultivate happiness

Mindfulness not only helps you live in the moment and know yourself better but also improves your mental well-being. You find it easy to relate to every little experience of your life and pay more attention to the present moment. Success and happiness demands you to be in the moment and mindfulness gives you the luxury to do that. The sight, smell, sounds and taste of the present moment makes your life complete since you are able to live life to the fullest. Here are a few simple tips to live a simple life to practice mindfulness:

Help others

Frustrated teenage girl sitting lonely

Helping others not only make you feel good about yourself but also helps you make meaningful relationships. Helping others means you care for them and are ready to support them. The amazing part is that you really do not have to be rich to offer help. You can offer your time, skill, thoughts and attention to make others feel important. Even a thoughtful gesture can help your win true friends.

True acceptance

 Middle Aged Businesswoman Looking down Thoughtfully

It is quite easy to find faults in yourself and when you start making baseless comparisons, you can find millions of reasons not to like your true self. Such comparisons often pull your backwards in life and turn you into a pessimist eventually. On the other hand, when you accept your true self you find it easier to be content with what life offers you.

The importance of money

Dreaming business woman with cash in hand

It is true that you cannot buy happiness even with a big pile of money but at the same time, you can hardly deny the importance of having resources. Money gives you the freedom and makes you able to offer help to all others around you. You sure cannot do anything for anyone else when you have to struggle to make two ends meet. Start investing early to secure the future of your loved ones. Nothing makes you happier than the fact that you have enough for a rainy day.

Enjoy living in the moment

Attractive young woman pretending to fly, enjoying sun and wind eyes closed.

You may not have a stable source of income like most your friends or may be struggling with financial insecurities but that hardly matters since nothing is permanent. If you try hard, you may land with a good job or make good investment to have a safe and secure future. However, time once gone never comes back. Enjoy the life you have today regardless of everything else. Collect happy moments of everyday life instead of looking for a miracle.

Look at the big picture

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When things go bad and life seems to move in the wrong direction, you must look at the big picture. Nothing matters really, after a while. Everything seems like a small part of the big picture. When you look back at your life five or ten years later, everything seems meaningless as you have only vague memories that disappear too soon.

Give your best

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You must acknowledge the fact that you are never fully prepared but that should never be an excuse not to try. Nothing is more painful than having a life full of regrets. Do no leave a single opportunity that comes your way since life has beautiful surprises for all. You only need to prove yourself worthy to turn your dreams into reality.

Take it easy

Woman enjoying the nature.

Life is a perfect blend of good and bad experiences. Those who seek perfection have to get disappointed in the end. You cannot afford to complain about everything as you may not get what you want the most but always have what you need the most. Take it easy and keep your hopes up for a better tomorrow.

Mindfulness gives you the power to choose between positive and negative outcomes in life. Those people who make conscious efforts to cultivate happiness and do not let happy moments pass are truly content.

Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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