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It's important to focus on what’s interfering with your happiness and preventing you from living your best life. Taking that first step will better enable you to resolve underlying problems, which in turn will help you live a more fulfilling life. #liveyourbestlife #happiness

Common Issues Interfering with Living Your Best Life

Common Issues Interfering with Living Your Best Life

by | Feb 15, 2019 | Self-Improvement

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Are you living your best life? WTH does that mean, anyway? Living your best life is exactly that–living your best life. And the most important part of that statement is YOUR LIFE. Your best life may not be the same as someone else’s best life.

Creating your best life is a personal journey, and one we are all–or should be–working towards. But life can get in the way, poor mental health sometimes takes hold, and sometimes we simply get lost along the way.

Below are some of the common issues you may be facing as well as some of the ways you can overcome them.

It's important to focus on what’s interfering with your happiness and preventing you from living your best life. Taking that first step will better enable you to resolve underlying problems, which in turn will help you live a more fulfilling life. #liveyourbestlife #happiness

Stress and Overwhelm

Stress can be such a debilitating thing to endure, and can affect you in so many different ways.

Perhaps you need to take some time to address the root of your stress. What’s causing it? Work? Your relationships? Determining what’s causing your stress is the first step in reducing your stress.

You may worry about the big things in your life, but the small daily things can often lead to overwhelm. Again, if you are feeling worried, stressed, and overwhelmed, try and focus on what is causing the worry in your life which could help you to fix issues and allow you to move forward.

You may find the following articles helpful in reducing your stress:

Anxiety

Anxiety can hit us at different times in our lives, and can often leave us struggling without warning. Anxiety can have common causes and often triggers causing more serious anxiety resulting in anxiety or panic attacks, and perhaps depression.

When your anxiety starts interfering with your day-to-day life, it’s time to take action. Do some research, and seek help from therapist or medical professional if necessary.

You may find the following articles helpful in managing your anxiety:

Negative Mindset

Negativity breeds negativity. If your mindset is negative, it’s likely interfering with your happiness. Simple things can quickly spiral into a thought process of negativity, and changing that can be one of the best things you do for yourself. Remember, your negativity–or positivity–affects how you approach the rest of your life.

The following article may be helpful to maintain a more positive mindset:

Lack of Gratitude

Gratitude can be one of those things that can actually change the way you feel simply by practicing it on a day to day basis. Gratitude helps you to appreciate the smaller things in life, which means you can start to focus more on what’s good–rather than what’s not–which helps you maintain a positive mindset moving forward. You can make gratitude part of your daily routine through journaling, for example, to change the way you think and use it to make positive changes in your life. You’ll be surprised at what a difference a little gratitude can make.

The following articles will help you incorporate a bit more gratitude into your life:

It's important to focus on what’s interfering with your happiness and preventing you from living your best life. Taking that first step will better enable you to resolve underlying problems, which in turn will help you live a more fulfilling life. #liveyourbestlife #happiness

Unhealthy Lifestyle

Your lifestyle plays a huge part in how you are feeling, so it’s important to address how you are living your life. This helps to ensure you’re moving in the right direction to living your best life.

Among other things, your habits, the amount of alcohol you drink, whether you smoke or not, the food you eat, and the amount of exercise you get are all important factors in feeling good on both the inside and the outside. Focus on small changes at first and set realistic goals for yourself. You will start to notice positive changes sooner than you think.

A quick note–keep in mind that while exercise is great for you, pushing yourself too hard can lead to injury that can stop you in your tracks. If you find you’ve done a bit too much, try doing a little research to determine appropriate home remedies. Sometimes an injury will require more medically-based treatment. Talk with your regular doctor, or turn to websites like motusheals.com to help you get back on track with different physical therapy and perhaps occupational health options, if needed. Recovery is key to ensure you can get back to focusing less on your injury and more on your general health and wellbeing.

The following articles will help you develop healthy, positive habits:

Finally, sometimes you need to slow down, take a moment to breathe, and really focus on what’s interfering with your happiness and preventing you from living your best life. Taking that first step will better enable you to resolve underlying problems, which in turn will help you live a more fulfilling life..

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While I've had a lot of personal experience with depression and anxiety, and I've done a lot of research, I am not a medical professional. Please seek advice from a mental health or medical professional if you feel you need to.
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2 Comments

  1. Heather G.

    Thank you for this! I am definitely on the move of living my best life. I started my blog at the right time! I’ve also been eating healthier which definitely has made a difference. Thank you for this!

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    • Ali Michelle

      Hi Heather, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. It’s beautiful, just like you. I can see you making a big difference for a lot of your readers. And, yes, you’re right, eating better does make us feel better, doesn’t it? I wish cake was good for me. ☹️ Please stop by again soon and let me know if you need anything, Ali

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